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Microsoft now charging 50 cents for children under age of 13 to join xbxlive

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#1 Allen


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Posted 13 December 2013 - 08:35 PM

So yeah if anyone wants to create their kid an Xbox live account and they are under 13 you now have to pay Microsoft 50 cents from your credit card. http://support.xbox.com/en-US/billing/xbox-live-membership/charged-create-child-account


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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:48 AM

It's due to COPPA.

Microsoft and Xbox Live comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) regarding online account creation for children under age 13. COPPA requires that prior to gathering personal information from a child (under age 13), providers of online services obtain verifiable consent from the child’s parent.

Because they are able to obtain personally identifiable information. They are required by law to verify parental consent. This is the least difficult way to have that happen.

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