“Theo Rowland-Fry, eight, spent almost £1,000 downloading extra software to help him play a Simpsons game on the Apple tablet,” The Belfast Telegraph reports. “His parents, Nick and Lisa, only discovered their son’s purchases when they noticed their bank balance was very low.”

“Mr Rowland-Fry, from Felton, near Bristol, said that he had been refunded the £980 but was concerned that it could happen to other people,” The Belfast Telegraph reports. “It comes just weeks after five-year-old Danny Kitchen, from Bristol, ran up a £1,700 bill playing the game Zombie on an iPad. His parents, Greg and Sharon, were also refunded.

The Belfast Telegraph reports, “An Apple spokesman did not wish to comment but referred to information available on the company’s website about parental controls.”

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MacDailyNews Take: It’s a parental fitness test.