e-safety podcast: the effects of violent video games

Alan Mackenzie examines the research on the effects of violent video games and suggests what schools and parents can do to control behavioural changes

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For seven years, Alan Mackenzie was the service manager at Lincolnshire County Council, where he managed all IT services for around 350 schools. He was also the e-safety lead for Children's Services, raising initiatives for schools, police and...

Research, such as this three-year study on the effects on behaviour from violent video games, suggests that young children’s minds are very susceptible to consistent and repeated practice of certain behaviours.

However, how accurate is the research? What can parents and schools do to monitor and manage behavioural changes?

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Last Updated: 
13 Mar 2015