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...hildren (and adults) who play more violent video games are more likely to experience aggressive feelings, thoughts, and actions, and are also less likely to behave in positive, helpful ways. This appears to be true for both boys and girls, and surprisingly, also for children who are not naturally aggressive.
In conclusion video and computer games will continue to be an exciting and growing part of children’s media diets. With so many good games available for children and youth, it is unfortunate that so much attention has to be paid to games which are inappropriate for all youth and harmful to some. As long as children have easy access to these games, then policy debates will continue. Perhaps those debates will be moot in the near future as both the industry and parents make sure that the children and youth of America are sold games that entertain and benefit them.
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