Danny Kitchen asked for the passcode to his parents’ iPad to download a game, but then ordered dozens of costly add-ons on the Apple store, accumulating a hefty bill.
His mother Sharon Kitchen says she only found out the next day via a series of emails from iTunes listing her son’s purchases.
HumanIPO reported last week Apple was to pay compensation to US-based parents whose children made in-app purchases without parental knowledge, though at the time it was unclear if the policy would apply to non-US parents.
As many as 23 million people may be eligible for compensation, putting the total potential payouts by Apple at over US$100 million.
The proposal - which remains to be approved by a US District Court - would give all parents who claim their children made purchases on apps downloaded via the Apple app store without their knowledge 180 days to forward their claim in excess of US$30 to the company.
They can also register their details to receive a US$5 iTunes card or cash by way of compensation.