Violent Video Games and Aggression

The American Psychological Association (APA) considers violent video games a risk factor for aggression. It is important to keep in mind that violent video game exposure is only one risk factor of aggressive behavior. For example, mental illness, adverse environments, and access to guns are all risk factors of aggression and violence.

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Does Media Coverage Inspire Copy Cat Mass Shootings?

The media gives a lot of attention to school violence, and that attention can encourage more threats of violence. Researchers focus on the implications for the media, suggesting that they not give so much attention to these violent incidents and that they avoid glorifying perpetrators.

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Online Predators: What Do We Know, and What Can We Do?

Are online predators a real threat to children and teenagers? A psychology professor at UCLA studied chat rooms for teens and found explicit sexual exchanges, joking about physical violence and assaults, aggression, and disturbing exchange involving racial prejudice.

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What Not To Do: Watch TV Wrestling

There are plenty of studies showing a link between violent TV and children’s aggressive behavior. Watching one particular sport on TV – wrestling – has even been linked to dating violence.

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