Does Video Game Violence Cause Children & Adolescents to Become Violent? Part 7: Summary

Welcome back, everyone! Below is Part 7 (almost done!) of the series: Does Video Game Violence Cause Children & Adolescents to Become Violent? In this part, I’ll be summarizing the findings from the research and discussing the implication of these findings as well. Now, I want to give just a few caveats.

  1. New research is coming out all the time.
  2. Video games are evolving constantly. Thus, to the extent that the level of detail in the depictions of the violence could be having an impact, one would think that video games could have potentially greater negative (AND positive) effects as they evolve over time.
  3. I worked hard to be both comprehensive and balanced in my approach. However, I am subject to various biases – but then again, so is everyone else.

So, please check out my summary below and stayed tuned for the final installment – What can parents do about it?

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