Investigation discovers 90% of traders sell violent games to kids

By Patrick Garratt, Tuesday, 24 June 2008 14:58 GMT

An article on The Daily Mail has reported recent findings from a trading watchdog based in the UK aiming to prove that adult orientated video games are being “illegally sold to children online”.

The report claims that local authorities enlisted the help of volunteers between the ages of 12 and 16 to buy 18-rated video games online using postal orders. Of an attempted 44 purchases, 38 of them were successful. The obvious culprits included Manhunt, Grand Theft Auto, and Hitman.

So there you have it. Undeniable proof that online auction sites are a national threat to our children’s future.

By Michael O’Connor

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