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Is Your Child Affected By Media Violence?

From the show: Healthy Children
Dr. Vic Strasburger, MD
Guest Bio
Guest Bio: Dr. Vic Strasburger, MD
vic straussburgerDr. Vic Strasburger is currently Chief of the Division of Adolescent Medicine and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, and Professor of Family & Community Medicine at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was graduated from Yale College (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), where he studied fiction writing with Robert Penn Warren. He went to
Harvard Medical School and did his pediatric residency at Children’s Hospital in Seattle, Children’s Hospital in Boston, and Paddington Green Children’s Hospital in London. He completed an Adolescent Medicine Fellowship at Harvard Medical School.

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?

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