A man from Pembroke, Ont., received a credit card bill upwards of $8,000 after his son billed the card to make purchases on the Microsoft Xbox.
The story generated a lot of mixed reaction as to who should answer to this issue.
Some people felt for the dad.
@CBCOttawa poor guy got suckered by his son. A 17 year old knows exactly how it works and every time you make a purchase it warns you.— @nmaso86
Some thought the father needed to monitor his son more closely.
@CBCOttawa it's very easy to tell when you're making a credit card purchase in a game...— @BaldJeffBridges
@cbcnews Is it fair to say that if the dad was parenting he wouldn’t be shocked at what his son was up to? Tell him to get a job and pay it.— @IamStig01
@CBCNews Mistake 1 - leaving a teen in possession of a credit card. 2 - not setting parental controls. They are both at fault, not xbox.— @BaileyPittipat
Others believe either the credit card company or Microsoft should bear some of the responsibility.
@CBCNews Child Gambling Addiction?!! Who's to blame!!!! Let's all play political hot potato while microsoft remains curiously mute.— @trevor__monaco