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Should you let your children watch Game of Thrones?

Bella Ramsay as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones
Bella Ramsay as Lyanna Mormont in Game of Thrones Credit: HBO/Helen Sloan

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away Game of Thrones was just for grown-ups. That is no longer the case, with hype for the eight and final season making the HBO blockbuster inescapable regardless of whether you’re young, old or somewhere in the middle.

Primark, that ultimate temperature taker of public taste, is flogging Game of Thrones fairy-lights and dragon egg money boxes. Oreos has a range of tasty biscuits bearing the sigils of Westeros’ great houses. Urban Decay is selling a Westeros-branded make-up palette. Mountain Dew, the American soft drink, recently unveiled a Game of Thrones edition adorned with the names on Arya Stark’s Kill List

Game of Thrones has, in other words, taken...

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