Typically in this feature, I review one scholarly article and share my thoughts. This time a borrowed from a fellow blogger (@AlexisDelanior on twitter) that has reviewed many articles to review this rather complex issue. It reviewed the controversy of defining the effect video games has on violence, in a detailed yet clear manner. I also want give credit to Anna Kaminsky on twitter for sharing this last evening.
Having recently attended a training on video game / internet addiction; What I concluded from this article and training is the concern about exposure. Similar to our children’s food diet, we need to pay attention to our children’s “media diet” as well. How much media are they taking in and how? Have a an honest discussion about this and develop a plan to limit this. This can be tricky but valuable discussion to have with your child, family, and anyone in your support system.