How does repeated exposure to graphic and violent movies, television shows, and video games affect my child’s behavior? As my teens witness violence on the news and on social media, what are the impacts on their perceptions and attitudes? To what extent is the rise in juvenile violence attributable to increased exposure and interaction with violent media?
From movies to video games and online news, children and adolescents are increasingly exposed to ever more violent and graphic images, despite decades of published research indicating differentially negative effects of this type of media on developing minds. Children and Screens’ next Ask the Experts webinar, “Violence of the Lambs: The Influence of Media Violence on Youth” addresses the state of violent media and youth outcomes, exploring the psychological, social, and behavioral impacts and providing an applicable content analysis of the most popular shows and video games.
Tune in on Wednesday, June 1st, from 12-1:30pm ET, for a lively conversation with a globally renowned and interdisciplinary panel of leading child developmentalists, mass communications researchers, criminologists, and juvenile justice experts.
If you ask a question for the panel, please indicate whether you would like to be considered to ask your question live on camera.
Brad Bushman, PhD, Ohio State University
Craig Anderson, PhD, Iowa State University
Janine Domingues, PhD, Child Mind Institute
Karyn Riddle, PhD, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Melissa Sickmund, PhD, National Center for Juvenile Justice