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Primary school head teachers have issued a warning to parents not to allow their children to watch adult video games, like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto, or else they will be reported to police and social services for neglect.

The warning came from the Nantwich Education Partnership, which is comprised of 15 primary schools and one secondary academy.

The head teachers decided on issuing a letter after several children reportedly talked about playing or watching the adult-themed games.

In line with local authority policy concerns, the teachers warned the games can increase "early sexualized behaviours".

"Several children have reported playing or watching adults play games which are inappropriate for their age and they have described the levels of violence and sexual content they have witnessed: Call Of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Dogs Of War and other similar games are all inappropriate for children and they should not have access to them," read the letter.

"If your child is allowed to have inappropriate access to any game or associated product that is designated 18-plus we are advised to contact the police and children's social care as it is neglectful.

"Access to these games or to some social media sites ... increases early sexualized behaviours (sometimes harmful) in children and leaves them vulnerable to grooming for sexual exploitation or extreme violence."

Parents have also been warned against allowing young children to have social media accounts on sites, like Facebook and Whatsapp, amidst sexual grooming fear.

Mary Hennessy Jones, the head who drafted the letter, said, reported BBC News: "We are trying to help parents to keep their children as safe as possible in this digital era. It is so easy for children to end up in the wrong place and parents find it helpful to have some very clear guidelines."

Last month, Prime Minister David Cameron said that caretakers could face prison sentences up to five years if they failed to report on child abuse or neglect.

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