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Parents who allow children to play Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto will be reported to police and social services

By Scott D'Arcy

Primary school headteachers have warned parents who allow their children to play video games such as Call Of Duty and Grand Theft Auto will be reported to police and social services for neglect.

The Nantwich Education Partnership, 15 primary schools and one secondary, issued a letter after children reported playing adult-themed games.

The heads said the games could increase "early sexualised behaviours" and the advice was in line with local authority policy and concerns.

The letter said: "Several children have reported playing or watching adults play games inappropriate for their age and have described the levels of violence and sexual content they've witnessed: Call Of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Dogs Of War and other similar games are all inappropriate for children and they should not have access to them.

"If your child is allowed to have inappropriate access to any game or associated product designated 18-plus we are advised to contact the police and children's social care as it is neglectful."

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