Violent videogames don't make killers: study

LOS ANGELES (Reuters Life!) - Do video games kill? The jury is still out on whether violent video games lead to violent behavior in children, but a new study asserts that killer games do not make killer kids.

University of Southern California sociologist Karen Sternheimer, who has been researching the topic since 1999, said blaming video games for youth violence fails to take into account other major factors.

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WTF4153d ago


Sphinx4153d ago

I wonder if Jack Thompson will read this.

Merovee4153d ago

We've been saying it for over a decade now.

BIadestarX4153d ago

I highly doubt those talibans and terrorist bother blowing and killing things in the virtual world of video games when they can do so in real life. Besides with so many great games who has time to go kill anybody or comit any crimes.

InMyOpinion4152d ago

Do you even know what countries talibans reside in?

InMyOpinion4152d ago (Edited 4152d ago )

Sweden. But does it matter, really? I'm not a fan of prejudice. What you're saying about talibans could very well be said about your own country's government (to narrow it down and not just say 'christian americans').

InMyOpinion4152d ago

Killers are violent gamers tho...