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October 18, 2011

TV: A Source of Language Delay?

The debate over video distractions is far from over. The New York Times summarizes the latest from researchers: From the article: "I like to call it secondhand TV," said Dr. Brown, who is the lead author of the guidelines. Studies cited in the guidelines say that parents interact less with child...

September 20, 2011

More Rough and Tumble Needed in School?

Education professor Ali Carr-Chellman appears on NPR to explain her theories about how schools are not designed for boys. They get the message that their rough-and-tumble world is forbidden and conclude that school is for girls, she argues. Her solution:Let's introduce some video games to school. I...

August 05, 2011

Video Games the Villain?

Perhaps not. Perhaps just the opposite, says Penn State education professor Allison Carr-Chellman. From the article: University Park, Pa. -- Studies during the past decade have shown elementary school boys are struggling -- falling behind academically while also being diagnosed with learning disab...

June 28, 2011

Violent Video Games Turning Boys Into Killers?

Without the courts to backstop censorship, that's the fear of many. And then, on the other hand.

May 29, 2011

Video Games Make Boys Into Thugs?

That's the bottom line of this story from New Zealand.

March 02, 2011

Brain Expert: Video Games Good for your Son

No doubt, all parents will agree with this assessment.

February 10, 2011

Boys and Guns

Considering that violent video games often get blamed for boys' indifference toward school, this piece from PBSparents is worth a read.

January 12, 2011

Gamer Boys Take Another Hit

Where do loner males seek out conversation? You guessed it. Including Jared.

November 02, 2010

Violent Video Games a First Amendment Right?

That's the argument from the makers of "Halo," who want to keep selling and renting to the under-18 audience.

August 17, 2010

Where the Boys Are

In South Korea, 10,000 gather to watch top video gamers battle it out. From the article: For at least five years, the government has tried to combat Internet addiction through education for parents, counseling, discussions about alternative activities. "But these policies haven't been effective s...

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