New studies of children age 9 to 12 and 12 to 18 in the United States and Japan proves that violent video games make children more likely to be hostile, aggressive and get into fights.
“One can no longer claim this is somehow a uniquely American phenomenon,” said Craig A. Anderson, a psychology professor at Iowa State University and director of its Center for the Study of Violence. “This is a general phenomenon that occurs across cultures.
“We now have conclusive evidence that playing violent video games has harmful effects on children and adolescents,” he concluded.
The studies accounted for gender and previous aggression in their research.
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