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toys are linked to violent media. Advances in electronic chip technology is making it possible for
increasingly sophisticated toys that speak violent phrases and perform violent actions at the push
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professional wrestling and The Incredible Hulk and Terminator movies-have age
recommendations for much younger children than the age ratings of the media to which they are
linked (Levin & Linn, 2004; Levin & Rosenquest, 2001; Teachers Resisting Unhealthy Children's
The highly lucrative practice of marketing media-linked toys of violence to children can make it
harder for children to break free of the power of the toys' violent messages and use their play to
work through the issues about violence that would help them heal. In this way, the toys can
amplify the lessons about violence children learn from the violence they see...
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