Comment from: Dawn Matthews Visitor
Your first comment is exactly my point! As a parent, you CANNOT constantly watch and supervise a child under 13 on their xbox!!! How many children are there on xboxlive unsupervised under the age of 13??? I have had many messages from the general public all week. Some just with support and some saying its happened to them too. The most ive heard of so far is £800. There should be no option to register your card unless it comes with a personal card reader that has to be used so the card user needs a different code for every purchase, even passwords arent good enough. Join P.A.P.A on facebook
Comment from: Simon Visitor
They should make the Game consoles more secure, Gaming is a thriving industry. They spend billions on chipset development but they don't really care how old the user is. They just use a simple input text that even a monkey can fill it with wrong date of birth.
Comment from: Member
But Simon how else do you propose they establish someone's date of birth? By having you fax a copy of your passport to them? Then wait 6 to 8 weeks as maybe and then pay the administrative fees?
Comment from: AK Visitor
I just thought about the your comment. Kids "normally" don't have money and do have parents/guardian.
So this means parents when buying the console can create their account first.
This act should activate Parental Approval System by (email/text) and any new profile (equal or above 15)should be approved by parents, or even developers can spend a few more line of code any Game with a particular nature can trigger the approval system for flashing images, swords,...
for example his mom can receive an email/txt from XBox live (New profile for Grand Theft Auto awaiting for your approval Now, this game is suitable for age 18 and above plus a thumbnail of the game cover and link to read more description about the game.)
I am a web developer and can implement such a system on the web in 2 days from the scratch subject the Database data to be provided. Now multi-billion corporate with 1000 of developers and RnD budget haven't thought about this!
Comment from: Member
@AK the current system pretty much works as you've described.
Comment from: Jess Visitor
The parent probably lets the xbox babysit their child, that's why this happened. Better supervision and giving your child something more constructive to do would have prevented this.