Are those first-person shooter games actually dangerous for your kids? Does the age of the child make a difference in how they will be affected? Are ratings effective at keeping these materials away from young children? Exposure to violence in media, including television, movies, music, and video games, represents a significant risk to the health of children and adolescents. Extensive research evidence indicates that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, desensitization to violence, nightmares, and fear of being harmed. Is your child at risk for to these issues?