Psychologist Weighs In On Violent Video Games - 47 ABC - Delmarva's Choice

Psychologist Weighs In On Violent Video Games

Posted: Updated:

WMDT 47 News - Raking in $800 Million in just one day, Grand Theft Auto V is a video game juggernaut.

Despite carrying an MA rating for sexuality and graphic violence, including some against animals, the game can still be a favorite among children.

One local child psychologist worries about the amount of time children spend with these games, and the messages they take in.

"If you're spending an excessive amount of time on video games, you're going to get very good at that and also really internalize the information that game is presenting to you, says Dr. Mark Todd.

Another worry experts have, children becoming desensitized to violence.

  • ContestsMore>>

  • Spring Gas Giveaway

    Spring Gas Giveaway

    Let WMDT fill up your tank! It's time for our Spring Gas Giveaway! More >>
    Enter for your chance to win a $100 Exxon/Mobil Gas Card!More >>
  • Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    Teacher Who Makes A Difference

    The WMDT 47 Teachers Who Make a Difference Contest is Sponsored by Accurate Optical: "Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school." Each month weMore >>
    The WMDT 47 "Teachers Who Make a Difference" Sponsored by Accurate Optical Encouraging children of all ages to come in for an annual eye exam to help them see better in school.More >>
Powered by WorldNow
Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WMDT. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.