Children could be banned from owning drones weighing more than 250g (0.55lb) under a new proposal from the Department for Transport.
They would only be allowed to fly devices heavier than that if they were owned and registered by an adult.
It is the latest in a series of proposals designed to crack down on snooping fears and near-collisions with manned aircraft.
If approved, it could form part of a draft Drone Bill.
A consultation on the proposals is now underway, with the Bill due to be published later this year.