Media Exposure Feeding Children’s Violent Acts, AAP says

by American Academy of Pediatrics | AAP News | January 1, 2002

According to the revised Media Violence policy statement by the American Academy of Pediatrics, “playing violent video
games accounts for a 13% to 22% increase in adolescent’s violent behavior.”

Dr. Michael Rich
, a member of the AAP Committee on Public Education who helped write the policy statement, commented “There are many
demands made on pediatricians’ time. Media is just one of the things we have to
introduce to families…we should at least let parents know to pay attention to their children’s media exposure.”