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18 August 2005

Video games too violent?

Violent video games are hurting children by fostering aggressive behaviour and angry thoughts, the American Psychological Association said in a statement issued Wednesday.

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Violent video games are hurting children by fostering aggressive behaviour and angry thoughts, the American Psychological Association (APA) said in a statement issued Wednesday.

"Showing violent acts without consequences teaches youth that violence is an effective means of resolving conflict," said psychologist Elizabeth Carll, co-chair of the APA Committee on Violence in Video Games and Interactive Media.

The APA recommended that video game makers and other members of the entertainment industry link violent behaviour with negative social consequences, the Associated Press reported.

A spokesman for the Entertainment Software Association, a trade group representing the US video game industry, told the wire service that the APA had discounted credible research challenging claims that video game use led to an increase in aggressive behaviour or crime. – (HealthDayNews)

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