Nintendo has a history to be extremely safety of kids and permitting them on-line. Therefore, it is no shock the Wii U has a little extra steps involved that mother and father will need to take prior to their son or daughter can be online on the new console. Regarding the newest console, it’s a $0.50 charge to stick to the Kid’s Online Privacy Protection Act.
The charge may be paid out by using a credit card and it is a one-time fee only. When the 1st child is registered and also the charge pays, you don’t have to repay anymore for extra kids inside your family. The charge will there be to make sure that children younger than 13 has their dad’s or mom’s permission prior to going online with the Wii U.
Below is a complete description of the charge from Nintendo’s support web page.
Nintendo Network Account for Kids Aged 12 and Under
In compliance with the Kid Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), a father, mother or guardian must give permission to setup a Nintendo Network Account for children under age 13. To make sure that a guardian or parent grants permission, they’ll have to give a valid credit card number whenever creating a Nintendo Network Account for the child.
A one-time charge of $0.50 is charged to ensure that the parent or guardian has provided permission.
Credit card details is not saved on the Wii U, and can’t be used to make extra purchases through the system.
A charge isn’t required to setup future child accounts on the system. After the first child account have been setup, your Parental Manage PIN is all that’s needed is to setup extra child accounts.