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Study links games to violence

Ben Parfitt
A recent study by Professor Rowell Huesmann of the University of Michigan has claimed that viewers of violent TV and video games are more susceptible to increased aggression, according to Science Daily.

"Exposure to violent electronic media has a larger effect than all but one other well-known threat to public health,” the report reads.

“The only effect slightly larger than the effect of media violence on aggression is that of cigarette smoking on lung cancer.

"Our lives are saturated by the mass media, and for better or worse, violent media are having a particularly detrimental effect on the well-being of children. Children are also spending an increasingly large amount of time playing videogames, most of which contain violence. Videogame units are now present in 83 percent of homes with children.”

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