Research + News | Topic: Violence

Two Utah Boys Plotted To Killer Girl Over “Annoying” Snapchat Messages

The alleged shooter said he became annoyed with the victim texting and contacting him through the messaging app Snapchat. Read the article here.

No Link Between Violent Video Games & Lack of Empathy

The finding, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggests that empathy is not blunted by playing violent video games long-term.

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10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016 (and What to Play Instead)

Common Sense Media provides a list of violent video games with a host of solid alternatives. Read their list here.

Teenager Accused of Using App to Livestream Her Friend Being Raped

An Ohio teenager has been accused of livestreaming the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend using the social media app Periscope. Read the article here.

Pornography Leads to Sexual Aggression, New Study Says

A meta-analysis assessing 22 different studies from seven different countries around the world warns that consumption of pornography is significantly linked to increases in sexual aggression, both verbal and physical.
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10 Most Violent Video Games of 2015 (And What to Play Instead)

Common Sense Media has this advice about violent video games, “when you need to say no — and these games prove that sometimes you have to — it helps to have solid alternatives.”

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‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Violence, Sex

When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children’s exposure to both onscreen. Read more of the research here.

Shoot to Kill: The Real Impact of Violent Video Games

Fuller Youth Institute’s Via Media blog discusses violent video games. Read the post here.

Excessive Gaming Increases Aggression and Addictiveness in Teens

A new article published in Neurology Now argues that too much gaming can negatively affect adolescent brains. Read the story here.

Media Violence

An examination of violence, graphic violence, and gun violence in the media from the Parents Television Council. Download the full report here.