#41



from experience on DFW, a significant majority of adults cant handle them properly anyway.
Originally posted by FireWyrm


One contributing factor is perhaps because nobody ever taught them how to use cards properly.



I am not saying cards is the be all and end all - - kids need to learn about all methods of payments, and how to use them responsibly.

#42



One contributing factor is perhaps because nobody ever taught them how to use cards properly.



I am not saying cards is the be all and end all - - kids need to learn about all methods of payments, and how to use them responsibly.
Originally posted by Archi Bald


It isnt rocket science. One doesnt get taught lots of things, you just pick it up. What might be more of a contributing issue is that when you spend money on a card (debit or credit), it isnt real in your mind. If you spend cash in hand, then you are seeing that cash disappear and you have a visual cue that the money is being spent and how much is left. This is the problem. Kids are more circumspect spending £1 if it is a coin, than if they are spending virtual money on a card. The problem could be solved very easily with technology by adding a screen to the card which tells you what your balance is, although even that wouldnt give you much of a feeling of having 'spent' the money. Most people who pull themselves out of the mire do so by going to cash and ditching all cards. I'm not convinced that 'education' has any more to do with it than it does with lowering teenage pregnancies and the arguments to do with using cards, have as much validity as the argument that teenagers are going to 'do it' so you might as well teach them safety precautions. How about teaching them that all actions have consequences and just because you can, doesnt mean you should.

#43



One doesnt get taught lots of things, you just pick it up.
Originally posted by FireWyrm


Perhaps one should get taught a few more fundamental things, such as how to use plastic, incl. the dangers of racking up credit card bills and overdraft charges.

#46



Why should kids not be buying their sweets with a contactless card?
Originally posted by Archi Bald


Because it can make it feel as though the sweets are free, as you don't hand anything over for them.



I'd agree with others that this is likely to be great for the credit card companies in the long run, but not so great for the children.

#47
Hi my kids both have go Henry cards they are 8 and 10 and they love them. They love feeling grown up when they use them and it enables them to buy things online (within the limitations I have set). For me as mum it's great every sat their pocket money goes onto their cards and I don't have to worry anymore about having cash or owing them. From my experience we'll worth the sign up. Good luck x

#48



Hi my kids both have go Henry cards they are 8 and 10 and they love them. They love feeling grown up when they use them and it enables them to buy things online (within the limitations I have set). For me as mum it's great every sat their pocket money goes onto their cards and I don't have to worry anymore about having cash or owing them. From my experience we'll worth the sign up. Good luck x
Originally posted by Vanessa007


We believe you first time poster who has no affiliation to the said company.

#49



thank you for the helpful replies. My op was asking if anyone had any experience of it, not whether you thought it was a good idea or not. jees...
Originally posted by tickety-boo


I'm afraid it doesn't work like that on here. You may or may not hear of experiences; you will definitely get opinions.

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