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The effects of violent video games on kids: Parents Concerned About Violent Video Games Following New Zealand Mosque Attack

A 2014 study published in Psychology of Popular Media Culture found that 90% of pediatricians and 67% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children. A joint statement by six leading national medical associations, including the American Medical Association and American Psychological Association, stated, “over 1,000 studies; including reports from the Surgeon General’s office, the National Institute of Mental Health, and numerous studies conducted by leading figures within our medical and public health organizations, our own members, point overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive behavior in some children.”

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