Parental locks on mobile devices is standard for most people, you don’t want to wake up to an empty bank account while your child or anyone really, talks about how they just bought a new outfit and some hats for their character that were a steal at 50000 credits / whatever you had in your checking.
Habbo Hotel has teamed up with Virtual Piggy with the same aim to handle things on the PC side, using a parental control system that allows for multiple payment methods but also allowance levels to those users so you can rest a little easier on monetary issues in your life.
Habbo is still a thriving community for teens and virtual drama, but least they can try to look stylish while taking part in it and not have their parents hovering to see if they’ve broken the bank.
Is it still scary to just randomly let them buy things online? Sure, it’s completely mind-blowing because for many of us, in our time we browsed online, begged parents and if we were lucky, we were able to buy those items and then stood in awe of e-commerce. The landscape is changing so its important to have features like Virtual Piggy in place so teens can become a little savvy in how these systems work with at least some safeguards.