Australian Council on Children and the Media

New research summary on media violence April 5, 2014

The US Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) has released a new summary of research into the effects of media violence. The authors conclude that:

What is supported by the vast body of research is the following: Media violence is an important causal risk factor for increased aggression and violence in both the short- and long-term. Moreover, media violence is one of the few known risk factors that parents, caregivers, and society in general can reduce at very little cost.

Read the summary