Violence Portrayed in Video Games
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How Playing Violent Video Games May Change the Brain

How Playing Violent Video Games May Change the Brain | Violence Portrayed in Video Games | Scoop.it
Research finds that children who play violent video games or watch violent TV can become violent themselves, but what drives this change? Are they kids simply mimicking what they see on the screen,...
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Amanda Wall's curator insight, September 12, 2014 8:51 PM

Earlier in the week we discussed as a class whether or not YouTube should be filtering the content posted on their website in regards to violent and inappropriate videos. However, we didn't look into the video game world. As a class we came to a conclusion that YouTubes younger viewers should be monitored by parental supervision, this concept can also be relayed over to the video game world. 

 

As a PR representative I think that parents should be more aware of the types of video games their children are playing, after all video game companies do put age restrictions on games with a high degree of violence and mature content. There isn't much game companies can do once a child under the age restriction gets there hands on their game, it's the parents responsibility to filter what their children are doing on these game systems or websites. 

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Violent Video Games Turn off the Compassion Instinct | Psychology Today

Violent Video Games Turn off the Compassion Instinct | Psychology Today | Violence Portrayed in Video Games | Scoop.it
Those who played violent games showed less brain reactivity to real violence. By Kelly McGonigal, Ph.D....
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Violent Video Games Can Hinder Development, Simmons Study Finds

Violent Video Games Can Hinder Development, Simmons Study Finds | Violence Portrayed in Video Games | Scoop.it
Children's exposure to violent video games over time can impact their ability to develop empathy and sympathy for others, according to a new study written by Simmons College Communications Professor Edward T.
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Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function In Young Men

Violent Video Games Alter Brain Function In Young Men | Violence Portrayed in Video Games | Scoop.it
Sustained changes in the region of the brain associated with cognitive function and emotional control were found in young adult men after one week of playing violent video games, according to study results presented by ...
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