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Violence and videogames: we look at the studies cited in the aftermath of Sandy Hook

In the wake of the horrific shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School last week, it’s understandable that people would look to place blame. Many in the media have been quick to suggest a link between shooter Adam Lanza’s interest in videogames and the violence he perpetrated. Does the evidence support their claims?

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Bigpappy1311d ago

I will say this as long as people keep submitting these media clips: If they keep focusing on video games as a reason for this guy killing those at this school and his mom, they will never reach the reason why the kids were targeted and why the guy snapped. It has NOTHING to do with video games.

TongkatAli1310d ago

Starcraft is a RTS game not a shooter.

dok221310d ago

If they want to talk about banning video games then they might as well ban every violent rated R movie.. hell even ban albums with explicit lyrics.. I'm tired of the media and failed parenting pointing fingers every where else except themselves.. maybe lock your guns away from your kids.. hey even stop being selfish and think ..maybe I shouldn't keep this gun in the reach of my mentally ill teen.. or in any case any child. Fine lets get rid of all guns.. then you know what happens next.. you will see stabbings rise.. they need to get to the core of the problem which is mental help..

KrisButtar1310d ago

well something similiar happened in the uk in 1996 and they banned guns and guess what, there have been no more school shootings.

heres the link
http://news.bbc.co.uk/onthi...

Nevers0ft1310d ago

The media should take a long hard look at itself - for years psychologists have been saying that the sensationalising these mass murders can often act as a catalyst for the next one. The best way to report it is to keep it low-key and DON'T discuss the attackers motives, lifestyle etc, focus on the victims otherwise you're enticing future murderers with notoriety.

Sp1d3ynut1310d ago

That will happen when they stop blaming video games...so in other words, never.

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