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A new study provides the first experimental evidence that the negative effects of playing violent video games can accumulate over time. Researchers found that people who played a violent video game for three consecutive days showed increases in aggressive behavior and hostile expectations each day they played. Meanwhile, those who played nonviolent games showed no meaningful changes in aggression or hostile expectations over that period.
Via David Hodgson
A parent of one of the teenage girls at the centre of serious assault allegations has expressed her disappointment over her daughter's actions. - New Zealand Herald
Peter Mellow's insight:
Great that one parent can stand up and apologise for their children's actions
I like how she said; ''I won't have this be what my family represents''.
People need to take more individual and personal responsibility for their actions. Hopefully she can persuade her daughter to do the right thing. Let's hope that these girls learn from this lesson and move forward in a positive way.
Do you still have an old ghetto blaster? How about a typewriter? It's not long since they were common in every household but they have been overtaken by the onward march of technology - New Zealand Herald
Security researchers have warned that the “factory reset” function on Android handsets fails to properly delete data after retrieving more than a thousand photos of men and women in “various stages of undress” from second-hand phones.
“ Teens who play mature-rated, risk-glorifying video games may be more likely than those who don’t to become reckless drivers who experience increases in automobile accidents, police stops and willingness to drink and drive, according to new research.”
Via David Hodgson
Parents should replace juice and fizzy drinks with jugs of water at mealtimes to reduce children's sugar intake and cut their risk of obesity, high blood pressure and diabetes, diet - New Zealand Herald