Violent video games

Studies on the effects of youth playing violent video games continues to be murky.  It’s pretty clear that it leads to an increase in aggression in the short term but researchers are unsure if it directly leads to longer term effects such as those who continue to act out or engage in violence seen in school shootings.  This much is evident.  Parents should carefully screen and monitor what their children are playing because of the values, morals and ethics they are learning from gaming or media.