By Susan E. Matthews, Everyday Health
Most parents would prefer their kids spend more time reading books than playing violent video games, and another study, published in JAMA Pediatrics, confirms that their instincts are correct: Violent video games are again linked to an increase in aggression. The kids who reported playing more violent video games were more likely to think hitting was acceptable and were more likely to fantasize about violence than kids who did not, the research found. The new study also shows that these emotional changes happen in kids regardless of their age or gender, or how aggressive the child is from the start.
But even all the scientific research in the world probably isn't enough to convince your kid to put down the controller - 90 percent of American children play video games, after all. So as a parent, what can you do to make sure your kid isn't overexposed to violent video games? Here's a guide forRead More »from Video Game Survival Guide for Parents and Kids