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for resolving conflicts. The National Television Violence Study (Federman, 1997) points out that
web.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.pvamu.edu/ehost/delivery?sid=612a58d7-e473-4a54-b2cc-afc9eb8d1642%40sessionmgr4&vid=11&hid=18 2/12 10/10/13 EBSCOhost glamorized violence "is of particular concern for younger children, who often lack the capability to
link punishments shown later in a program to earlier violent acts" (p. 25).
There is a rapidly growing body of research that shows how the violence children see in the
media is harming them and contributing to the epidemic of violence we are now seeing in society
among our youth. Most experts now agree that media violence is having harmful effects on
children's development and behavior. In july 2000, six major medical and mental health
organizations issued a Joint Statement about the harmful effects of viewing media violence. After
reviewing hundreds of studies conducted over 30 years, they concluded that the evidence points
overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media violence and aggressive behav...
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