Are video games dangerous for kids? Maybe, but it depends what they supplant
Lessons from Sandy Hook
A government report on a school shooting in which six adults and 20 children died fails to establish a motive.
What’s it like to torture someone?
If you want to find out, just buy a copy of the mega-hit video game Grand Theft Auto V.
How video games affect attention spans
| 27 February 2012 | FAMILY EDGE |
The few glimpses I have had of video games, courtesy of young relative, have left me with the impression that one needs a very agile mind, able to constantly react to developments in the game and make instant decisions.
Cognitive function enhancing video games? Hmmm
| 19 September 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
Do action video games make you smarter? Some research says, yes.
Why can’t states ban violent video sales?
The United States Supreme Court has no doubt upset many parents with its majority decision against a California law which would have banned the sale or rental of ultra-violent video games to children (under-18s).
Do video games cause depression in teens?
| 21 January 2011 | FAMILY EDGE |
The debate about the effects of video gaming on young minds continues, fed by new studies that find links with depression.
Wondering what to buy Grandma for Christmas?
| 06 December 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
Why not the action video game Super Street Fighter IV? Just kidding. But
Wii Fit might be worth considering.
Protecting kids from video violence
| 08 November 2010 | FAMILY EDGE |
Who knew that video games could be such a big deal? Currently the United
States Supreme Court is weighing arguments in favour of banning the
sale of graphically violent video games to minors, but the case is not
as straightforward as some of us might think.
Games egomaniacs play
Matt W. Bowman
| 26 March 2010 | FEATURES |
Why are teenage boys spending 18 hours a week playing video games? The inventor of the hit game Civilization reveals the secret.
Why my 50,000 videogames are the art form of the future
| 05 March 2010 | FEATURES |
Far from endangering the soul, immersion in the world of avatars can give us a glimpse of lost innocence.