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Violent Media and Aggressive Behavior in Children

Does watching violence on TV, in movies, or video games promote aggression? With recent worry about mass shootings and gun violence in the United States, one of the questions that always comes up is whether violent media promotes violent or aggressive behavior. This is something that is especially important to think about for parents, as violent [...]

Mass Shootings Are Contagious

NBC News Mass shootings spawn subsequent mass shootings, new research finds. The researchers discovered statistical "clusters" of shootings in which four or more people die, the standard definition of a mass shooting. School shootings also cluster, said study researcher Sherry Towers, a professor of mathematical and computational modeling at Arizona State University. "On [...]

Guns in the USA kill twice as many kids as cancer does

In the USA in 2010, 15,576 children and teenagers were injured by firearms — three times more than the number of U.S. soldiers injured in the war in Afghanistan.     Guns still kill twice as many children and young people in the USA than cancer, five times as many than heart disease and 15 [...]

By |2013-04-15T16:53:29+10:00April 11th, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Guns in America

We have to take another look at gun control. I have no problem with most guns; however, I fail to understand how we can rationalize the widespread availability of assault weapons. These are weapons of mass destruction designed to kill people — a lot of people. The arguments against some reasonable limits on these guns [...]

By |2013-04-07T23:14:25+10:00April 7th, 2013|Categories: Society & Culture|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Gun violence in America – the scary facts

DID YOU KNOW? In one year on average, almost 100,000 people in America are shot or killed with a gun. In one year, 31,593 people died from gun violence and 66,769 people survived gun injuries (National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)). That includes: 12,179 people murdered and 44,466 people shot in an attack [...]

By |2012-08-17T17:41:31+10:00July 24th, 2012|Categories: Drugs & Alcohol, Science & Research|Tags: , , , |0 Comments