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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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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.

Executive Editor:

Netsmartz

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