Due to the FCC's forthcoming propsal to regulate violence on television, CMCH recently sent out a press release about our resources on media violence.
The majority of studies over the last 50 years have concluded that media violence does have effects on the attitudes and behaviors of children and teens, ranging from increases in fear and desensitization to higher levels of aggressive behavior.
"Our goal was to gather all of the studies in a single location and
present them in a standardized form to create the first
interdisciplinary library of research on media effects," Brandy King,
librarian for CMCH, said in a statement from Children's. "We chose
violence as our first research topic because it is the most thoroughly
investigated area of media effects."