ERIC Number: ED448876
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Games Children Play: The Effects of Media Violence on Young Children.
AECA Research in Practice Series, v7 n2 2000
Noting that most children living in Australia have access to a television, video games, and computers and are influenced by the content of their viewing and interactive games, this report examines the impact of media violence on young children. Topics discussed include the recognition of violence on television and video/computer games, reasons for children's play, and a description of violent games commonly seen. The report further discusses the negative psychological effects of television violence and violent games. Additional topics include appropriate models for children, gender differences, moral development, early intervention for children exhibiting frequent aggressive behavior and speech, the courage to say "no" to violence, conflict resolution procedures in early childhood and school settings, and a program philosophy to facilitate positive conflict resolution practices. The book concludes with further suggestions for practitioners and an example of a preschool peace policy. Numerous case study descriptions illustrate the main points of the report. (Contains 26 references.) (KB)
Descriptors: Child Behavior, Computer Games, Conflict Resolution, Early Childhood Education, Educational Philosophy, Foreign Countries, Mass Media Effects, Mass Media Use, Play, Sex Differences, Television Viewing, Video Games, Violence, Young Children
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Early Childhood Association, Inc., Watson.
Identifiers - Location: Australia