One-third of boys aged just 8 years old are playing over 18 video games online.
Zeeko's concluded its findings following a survey of 6,847 primary-school children (3,050 boys and 3,797 girls).
According to the research children begin accessing the internet between the ages of 6 and 7.
Ahead of upcoming seasonal sales, such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas, Zeeko' research has found that 1 in 3 boys aged 8 are playing over 18 games online ! Scary News
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Around 15% of primary school children are spending between 1 to 3 hours per day online.
However in 16% of cases this shot up to over 5 hours online at the weekends.
It also found that although 33% of boys in 2nd class have played an 18+ game, this figure increases to 60% by 6th class.
Boys were also three times more likely to play online games than girls.