The youngster in question ran up a bill of £1,700, which his parents would have to pay. Well that would have been the case had the reputation conscious gaming companies had not let them off the hook.
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Kids are pretty handy with touchpads. Get them on gambling sites. If you win, it's happy times. If you lose get on the phone to local reporter with sob story and you get your money back.
If you prefer something a bit more mainstream you could even get them in the capital markets. Algorithmic trading for kids.