Video Games

The below articles have different points of view about whether, and how, video games have a negative effect on children.  There is more information available under the Research Centers section as well.

Are Video Games Truly Bad for Kids’ Health?

If you’re a serious gamer, probably, otherwise, probably not.

Violent video games: Are kids playing their hearts out?

The Supreme Court is hearing an argument about violent video games, and this article speaks to information leading up to that event.

Virtual Violence

Do violent video games increase aggression?  Passionate perspectives on both sides of this issue.

Game Over

This documentary looks at gender, race, and violence in video games.  In addition to this video, there are others that look at how violence in video games colors one’s ability to enact violence, such as the military using the games to train soldiers.

Report on fMRI study

A small study that uses fMRI to examine brains exposed to violent video games.  And, here’s another one from Time Magazine.

Risk and teens and games

“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”