If only there was an app for better parental guidance

Few children can buy a cellphone on an allowance.

Remember allowances, those work-for-your-keep payments of days gone by?

Once they have a cellphone, some kids don’t have the savvy to appreciate that the mobile apps they download — that let them play word games or contact friends — might end up saddling their parents with unexpected bills.

Parents may be willing to pay for such gimmicks. But the apps may be smarter than the kids, maybe even smarter than the parents.

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