Video games that depict explicit content such as torture and murder should have an "adult only" rating certificate in order to protect children, according to a report from Northamptonshire's police and crime commissioner.
Adam Simmonds, wants the video games industry to give more to parents in order to protect children from exposure to potentially damaging content.
According to the research, one in four primary school age children have seen something online that upsets them, with the most common cause being in a video game.
Mr Simmonds has suggested a new rating - AO or adult only - should be introduced on certain games in order to help parents identify which content is suitable for children.
The Pan European Game Information (PEGI) rating system is already in place in the games industry, with ratings and reasons for that rating displayed on packaging. But Mr Simmonds has suggested that titles that ask players to participate in extreme acts of violence, such as massacring civilians, should be given an 'AO' rating.
Speaking ahead of a conference in Northampton today he said:
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