Watching violent TV or video games may promote more aggressive behavior in teens – 4
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. A new study has implications for parents dealing with a child who watches violent TV or plays violent video games. Dr. Jordan Grafman at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke recommends limiting the frequency and the intensity of their exposure to aggression.
Grafman: And that ranges everything from using computers and devices to making sure if they live in a community where there is a lot of aggression that they have alternative activities to participate in. You want to break up their exposure or experience to violent activities. So you want to control it and be an active parent and know where your kids are and what they are doing. And that should help
Narrator: For details on the study, visit www.ninds.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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