A mom had the shock of her life when she discovered the eyewatering sum of money her 6-year-old son had unknowingly racked up on a popular video game.
And it was only made worse when Apple reportedly refused to refund her. Safe to say, people are stunned after finding out why...
It's the scenario every parent dreads, isn't it?Real estate broker, Jessica Johnson, had no idea that one of her 2 sons, George, had been accidentally getting up to no good on her iPad.
And, by the time she made the sickening discovery...Well, it was too late, and the consequences she has to pay now are nothing short of devastating.
But many have argued that this is a mere consequence of the video gaming era we're currently living in.
via: GettyOver 2 billion people all over the world play video games, with 150 million of those being here in the United States alone.
Granted, some games do carry their advantages...
via: GettyStudies have found that gaming can be educational, can help to enhance problem-solving skills, coordination, and can improve attention and concentration.
They can even help to improve social skills.
via: GettyRemarkably, online gaming enables many players to engage in a game simultaneously, so gamers can both make new friends online while strengthening their relationship with existing friends.
But, with the many pros of gaming...
via: GettyComes the many cons.
Because, while video games are a fun way to pass a bit of time for most of us...
via: GettyFor others, they can become a harmful habit.
Video gaming addiction is a growing problem in our society.
via: GettyMore and more people, especially children and teenagers, are finding themselves becoming addicted to gaming.