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NewzBitez - Government Wants Parental Consent for Loot Box Purchases

NewzBitez – Government Wants Parental Consent for Loot Box Purchases

Nadine Dorries, the Culture Secretary, has just announced that the DCMS will be introducing new measures that aim to stop kids “going on spending sprees online without parental consent”. The move follows concerns about youngsters being encouraged to make in-game purchases by game manufacturers, particularly so-called “loot boxes”.

The DCMS’ new rules will mean that video game manufacturers must design their games so that they require parental permission before any minor can spend money. As well as spending controls, the games will need to provide clear guidance on any incentives and player rewards to protect both children and “players of all ages from the risk of harm”.

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