It’s A Duel: How Do Violent Video Games Affect Kids? (Vedantam, 2011)

A short news article from NPR about violent videogames.

Playing violent video games probably will not turn your child into a psychopathic killer, but I would want to know how the child treats his or her parents, how they treat their siblings, how much compassion they have.

-Brad J. Bushman (Ohio State University)

 

Many of the games do have morally objectionable material and I think that is where a lot of the debate on this issue went off the rails,” he said. “We kind of mistook our moral concerns about some of these video games, which are very valid — I find many of the games to be morally objectionable — and then assumed that what is morally objectionable is harmful.

-Christopher J. Ferguson (Texas A&M International University)

I tried to add the audio part, but I couldn’t.
Unlike Fox News, this one pretty informative. It has an disinterested feel, rather than a forcing itself to a balanced or objective view on this matter.

http://www.npr.org/2011/07/07/137660609/its-a-duel-how-do-violent-video-games-affect-kids

 

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