MEPs are voting on new rules aimed at ensuring kids are better protected against the possible harms of online video gaming.
It follows the publication of a report calling for better parental control tools. Developers are also being asked to avoid manipulative game design that can lead to addiction, isolation and cyber-harassment.
The Midlands-North-West MEP, Colm Markey, wants more to be done to regulate so called ‘loot boxes’ or virtual items bought online with real-world money.
"Children aren't aware of what finance is and what money is. It's too easy just to click a button and rack up a bill, and that has to be restricted or removed from the games.
"In the design of the game - while they can be developmental and progressive - we must ensure the game is not feeding an addictive nature," he added.