Screen violence damages your child
A child’s brain doesn’t differentiate between real and dramatised violence.
Brain scans performed on children watching dramatised violence indicated that they were responding in a very similar way to kids who had witnessed real violence, according to Health24.

Ticking bombs?

The test results showed that the MRI scans displayed common results for violence depicted across various media, including TV, video games, music and movies- a scientist involved with the project stated that:

“Children who played violent video games had a heightened likelihood of aggression for up to 15 minutes after switching off the console.

Over the long term it's just like eating fatty food - one hamburger won't kill you but there is a cumulative effect."

The results vindicate a UK government implementation of age-restrictions on violent or sexual video games.

Children are frequently exposed to media almost all day, prompting concerns that these kids may be negatively influenced by what they are allowed access to.

Follow Parent24 on Twitter!

Do you monitor the content of the various media your child is exposed to?

Suggest a vote

Read Parent24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.


Want to know what your baby looks like and what you can expect at this stage?



Everything from parties to pre-schools in your area.