Violent video games and violent behaviour

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Multi-billion-dollar industries such as advertising, Hollywood, television, educational media and training simulators all work on the basic premise that screen-based activities can change the way people think, feel and behave. Research shows that this is also the case for violent video games, which are linked to increased aggression, desensitisation to violence, hostile thoughts and feelings, and decreases in prosocial behaviour and empathy. The secret to managing video game play is aspiring to a healthy media diet: moderation in amount, preferential exposure to helpful content, and taking the age of the child into account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNurturing young minds
Subtitle of host publicationmental wellbeing in the digital age
EditorsRamesh Manocha, Gyongyi Horvath
Place of PublicationSydney
PublisherHachette Pacific
Number of pages25
ISBN (Print)9780733639104
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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