We know the world is getting more tech savvy. And now school lunchrooms are getting in on the action.
It’s becoming more common for kids who purchase their lunch to pay with a special debit card or PIN that’s attached to an online account. Fortune reports that in 2013, about 29,000 of the country’s 100,000 schools were accepting electronic payments. The concept is pretty simple—swipe (or type), pay, eat.
For your child, this may be the first time they pay for something without you standing there. And swiping a card or entering a code is a totally different experience than spending the cash they earned from doing their chores.
So if your child’s school has an electronic payment system, it’s a golden opportunity to teach them about responsible spending.