Video Playground

New studies link violent video games to violent behavior. So check out these cool alternatives

Everybody needs to play. Kids especially learn by playing. They pick up counting skills from duck-duck-goose and learn strategy from checkers, card games and sports. So when they play violent video games, are they learning to kill and maim? Many parents began asking this question when they learned that the Columbine killers were avid players of Doom--a game that teaches killing skills so effectively that the U.S. military uses a modified version to train its soldiers.

Two studies released last week go beyond anecdotal evidence and find that playing violent video games can contribute to aggressive and violent behavior in real...

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