Do Video Games Cause Violence?

In the past, I have posted about violence and video games on this blog (see The Science of Video Games: Violence, Benefits, and Stories). This is a topic that is regularly researched by students, many of whom play violent video games. I wanted to post the video below from the News Hour, which hits key issues in the debate in relation to the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary this past December.

Also, our library has many items in our collection on video games.

Can Violent Video Games Play a Role in Violent Behavior?
Summary: “In our continuing look at the gun debate for PBS’s weeklong special “After Newtown,” Jeffrey Brown explores whether there is any connection between violent video games and violent behavior.”

Watch Can Violent Video Games Play a Role in Violent Behavior? on PBS. See more from PBS NewsHour.

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