Are Video Games Dangerous?

Are video games dangerous? More to the point (for purposes of this blog), is there enough evidence that video games are dangerous to make the marketing of them to kids an ethically questionable business practice?

Here’s a good, brief look at the available evidence: Reality Bytes: Eight Myths About Video Games Debunked, by MIT prof Henry Jenkins.

Then again, who needs actual “evidence.” See these comments by a Senator Hansen Clarke at an inquiry in Michigan. Here’s a wee taste:

Regarding the evidence, we don’t need 1,000 studies to demonstrate that violent video games are not good for our children. The evidence is mounting every day, and I believe that we will have the proof.

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