Surfing violent websites linked to violent behaviour

Young people exposed to violent media are more likely to lash out violently themselves, new research published in Pediatrics shows.”Our findings add to the growing evidence that violence in the media is related to aggressive behavior, including seriously violent behavior among youths,” Dr. Michele L. Ybarra of Internet Solutions for Kids in Santa Ana, California and her colleagues report. “Reduction in youths’ exposure to violent media should be viewed as an important aspect of violence prevention.”

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