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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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    Educational Software and Academic Benefits

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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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    The Benefits of Prosocial Video Games

    Parents and caregivers are often concerned about the amount of time children spend playing video games as well as the...

    Source: Video Game Special Edition Contributor
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    Are Video Games Educational?

    Video games. While they may seem like the bane of every parents' existence, they don't have to be--many of them offer...

    Source: Education.com
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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.