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Entertainment Violence

How the U.S. Entertainment Industry Helped Create Elliot Rodger

Dr. Katharine E. Heintz | Posted 08.10.2014 | Entertainment
Dr. Katharine E. Heintz

As far as we know, Rodger was not "obsessed with" or "addicted to" a particular media product. He didn't need to be; just being a "normal" kid exposed him to repeated stories about violence, aggression, and dominance. It is not surprising that his reaction to personal frustrations was to act aggressively; he'd seen it done so many times.

What the Rise in On-Screen Violence Means for Our Kids

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Parents
Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE, FAAP

PG-13 movies now have more gun violence than R-rated ones. Proof again I suppose that violence sells, especially to teens.

Why I Support Government Policies and Regulations that Protect Children from Violent Entertainment

Diane Levin | Posted 10.22.2013 | Impact
Diane Levin

The passage of the recent proposal to ban children under age 18 from attending live cage fighting and mixed martial arts events in Boston would contribute to the wellbeing of children, Boston and beyond.