ASK THE EXPERTS Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Graphic and Violent Media
How do movies, video games, news, and social media contribute to a media ecosystem of ever-increasing graphic and pervasive violence? What does the research say about how children and adolescents understand this violence? Does constant exposure to such content alter their perceptions and behavior?
Tune in on Wednesday, January 27th, at noon EST, for “Blood, Sweat, and Fears: Understanding the Psychological Effects of Graphic and Violent Media,” a Children and Screens Ask the Experts virtual workshop. Moderator Dimitri A. Christakis, Director of the Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development at Seattle Children’s Research Institute, will lead a dynamic discussion on the short and long-term psychological, social and behavioral impacts of violent media on children and adolescents, and the challenges parents and policymakers face in navigating and regulating such content online.
Through a thoughtful conversation and interactive question and answer session, our esteemed panel of multidisciplinary experts will discuss the characteristics of media violence that are most detrimental for children’s well being, identify the influence of social media on gang behavior and real-life violence, and provide actionable insights for parents to counteract and mitigate the overall effects of media violence on their children’s mental and emotional well-being.
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