Quite a few five-year-olds have their own mobiles
Apparently, parents spend an average £125 on their children's devices according to research from uSwitch and that 42% of parents surveyed don't monitor the amount their children spend on mobiles, with only 25% capping their kid's contracts.
Ernest Doku, telecoms expert at uSwitch, said: "I'd imagine that many parents have bought their kids smartphones just to stop them commandeering their own when bored."
"Asking networks to place caps on their mobile bills takes about five minutes and is a very sensible precaution, especially if your child has a data-hungry smartphone. Make sure that when they’re at home, your kids are browsing the web using wi-fi instead of consuming data by connecting to the internet via 3G or 4G."
It is little wonder children are running up giganto bills when they're playing games online. Maybe mobile vendors should start making special tariffs and phones for the youngsters out there, because the parents clearly can't be arsed doing anything.