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Should websites that feature games for kids be allowed to be monetised?

By Twirl . Created on 29 Jan, 2020
Online games that are just for the kids often have a two tier system. Kids can earn e-money (shells, bits, whatever it is to make it look it isn't e-money) through participation, but ultimately to make real progress they (their parents) need to buy into the games. Games are often played by spending their e-money and if they win the game they earn more e-money.
Internet 151 votes | 6 Comments
Who cares? or I don't have kids so this isn't my problem.

Who cares? or I don't have kids so this isn't my problem.

I let my kids play these kinds of games, but I set them (and myself) a budget

I let my kids play these kinds of games, but I set them (and myself) a budget

I let my kids play these kinds of games, but I make it clear I'm not paying for anything extra

I let my kids play these kinds of games, but I make it clear I'm not paying for anything extra

I don't let my kids play these kinds of games because they're annoying, not educational, or not fun

I don't let my kids play these kinds of games because they're annoying, not educational, or not fun

I don't let my kids play these kinds of games because it's teaching them gambling is fun

I don't let my kids play these kinds of games because it's teaching them gambling is fun

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I let my kids play these kinds of games, but I make it clear I'm not paying for anything extra
Rachael said on Feb 4, 2020
I think it is a safe way to teach them the value of money
Maureen said on Feb 1, 2020
None of the answers above are relevant to me, however, I wouldn't like my grandchildren to use this site or any that encourage any form of gambling and/or spending money online. In fact, I wouldn't let them go on anything unless it was for school homework research. Too many bug-eyed kids these days (oh, make that adults too). Get outside kids!
Mrs said on Feb 7, 2020
As I am sitting at a computor reading this, can't totally disagree. But computor use by the young can lead to a good job in the future. It's all about balance. Everyone needs activity and exposure to vitamin D so take up some exercise and fresh air. 30/60 mins once or twice a week is fine.
Kaye said on Jan 31, 2020
Definitely not
Debra said on Jan 30, 2020
No.
Kelly said on Jan 30, 2020
They shouldnt feel they have to pay to progress. My kids play games but know they cannot make any online purchases. Therefore if thats expected of them they are most likely going to ditch that game and move on.
I don't let my kids play these kinds of games because it's teaching them gambling is fun
Anonymous said on Jan 30, 2020
like the old saying...teach them young...No for my vote