Video Games

Their Role in the Development of Children and Adolescents

Many games are appropriate for children of all ages. Many others are not so appropriate. Learn to tell the difference, as well as the benefits and hazards.

Advice for Parents

Video Game Benefits

Video Games and the Brain

Parent Involvement


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    Children and Video Games

    Introduced in 1972, video games are played on several types of platforms: home consoles used with TV sets,computers,...

    Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
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    Know What’s in the Video Game

    If it's important to you to know what's in the media your children consume - or, more specifically, the video games your...

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    Educational Software and Academic Benefits

    With promises of future success for their bright and ready-to-learn children, parents are purchasing educational...

    Source: Video Game Special Edition Contributor
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    Negative Potential of Video Games

    What really is the harm in playing video games? So far, we have focused mostly on the effects of playing violent games...

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    Violent Video Games, Aggressive Behavior, and Social/ School Adjustment

    Over the past 20 years, video games have become increasingly popular in American culture. During this time video games...

    Source: Video Game Special Edition Contributor
Jeanne Brockmyer

Guest Editor

Jeanne H. Brockmyer, Ph.D.

Her experience as a clinical child psychologist led her to be interested in the effects of violence on children. Dr Brockmyer is especially interested in relationships between exposure to media violence and empathy, attitudes towards violence, and desensitization to violence.

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Editors: Kimberly Burkhart, M.A., Jacquelyn N. Pidruzny, M.A. & Denise Daniels, Ph.D.