Studies Mixed On Effects of Violent Video Games On Children

Studies Mixed On Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children.

The Los Angeles Times (5/3, Adams) reports, “A number of studies have shown that watching a lot of violence on television or playing violent video games…produces aggressive tendencies in kids.” However, “other researchers pooh-pooh such assertions and say that scientific findings have been decidedly mixed — with several studies finding no effects of violent video games on children and teens who play them.” Still, “the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that kids’ exposure to screen time (meaning TV, video, computer and video games) be limited to one to two hours a day,” and parents should set limits on precisely what their children watch or play.