‘My son spent £3,160 in one game’

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Last week we told the story of the family whose children emptied their parents’ bank account buying players in the video game Fifa.

It generated a big debate about whether parental controls are sufficient, how much responsibility lies with mum and dad – and the ethics of encouraging young players to spend money within games and apps.

Following the BBC’s report, deputy Labour leader Tom Watson tweeted calling for “tighter regulation” in gaming, saying there were “considerable fears that gaming is a gateway to gambling”.

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