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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    Violent Video Games and Desensitization

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    The Central Role of Learning in Videogaming

    In the 21st century, being a parent means having to deal with buying, monitoring, and negotiating about video games. A...

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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...

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    FAQs on Violent Video Games and Other Media Violence

    1. For your 2003 article on The Influence of Media Violence on Youth (1), you and a distinguished group of media...

    Source: Video Game Special Edition Contributor
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    Know What’s in the Video Game

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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.