Does an iTunes account require a credit card for purchases? How will I keep my child from charging iTunes purchases without my permission?
An iTunes account does not necessarily require a credit card. iTunes gift cards can be used to credit the account so that purchases can be made to buy apps. Once the value of the gift card has been exhausted, no further purchases can be made until another gift card is added. Parents do have the ability to control the installation of applications and can set up an iPad to require a password to make any changes to the configuration of the iPad, including app purchases