Do Video Games Make Teens More Violent? Here’s What a New Study Says

Blowing off heads and emptying magazines into snarling hell-beasts might be one of American teenagers’ biggest virtual past times, but the researchers believe that too much violence in video games (more than three hours per day) might impede the development of empathy.


A sample of 100 students ages 13-14 found that while those who played less were unaffected, the three-hour-a-day mark was the point at which a noticeable delay in learning “empathy, trust, and concern for others” emerged.


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the three-hour-a-day mark was the point

at which a noticeable delay in

learning “empathy, trust, and

concern for others” emerged.

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 By Tom McKay