Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Violence is healthy

Keeping violent media away from boys could be a bad idea

The media likes to run stories linking violent behavior to video games, but a new book is offering up the theory that fantasy violence is actually good for children's development.

I think people who play games know the truth about violence in video games already (i.e. they don't turn us into murders). But it's nice to have it validated every now and again. And I think most males remember playing games with make-believe violence even when video games weren't around. Cowboy shows were blammed in those days ;)

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