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OFT investigate 'free' app games

"Free" web and app-based games aimed at children are being investigated by the Office of Fair Trading over concerns about costs for extras. In March, a five-year-old boy racked up charges of £1,700 playing games on his parents' iPad.

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Parents advised not to give iPad codes to children

Justin Cooke was speaking on ITV News this lunchtime.

Justin Cooke, from the British Interactive Media Association, told ITV News that the games industry did not need more regulation and that self-regulation was working.

"No doubt, there needs to be some changes to reflect the massive change going on in our industry," he said.

"Things like, for example, putting in place instant notification of payments being made through in-app."

"I think parents need to take some responsibility in the same way that I wouldn't give my kids the PIN number for my credit card," he added.

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