NPR’s “It’s A Duel: How Do Violent Video Games Affect Kids?”

Last week the Supreme Court over turned a California law that prohibited the sale of violent video games to minors. That law also cared a hefty $1000 fine. The 7 to 2 decision ruled that video games are in fact protected by the First Amendment and that there is no substantial proof that violent video games create violent behavior in young people. (see http://www.npr.org/2011/06/28/137461841/high-court-oks-sales-of-violent-video-game-to-kids for more.) NPR also reported on some of the studies that both sides of the argument used to back up their cases. If you missed it, take a listen to the interpretation of the findings. Let us know what you think.

http://www.npr.org/2011/07/07/137660609/its-a-duel-how-do-violent-video-games-affect-kids?ft=1&f=137660609

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About Michael "Tebroc" Corbett

According to Mike's memory banks, his first experience with video games happened in 1981 on his brother Jim's Atari VCS - CX2600. (Mike is unsure of whether or not it was a Sunnyvale Edition.) Asteroids and Defender were his favorite games. Fast-forward 20 some years and he has gone on to save the princess but not any money. He never learned to read but now writes articles using speech-to-text technology. Awesome.