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Wednesday, November 19, 2008

grand theft childhood..

from CP24.com

MONTREAL — Young teens will use violence in video games to "manage their feelings," say authors of a book about the impact of video games.

In their recently released "Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games," Lawrence Kutner and Cheryl Olson tell parents not to panic about video game violence.

Aside from playing for fun, kids play video games for creative reasons and to relieve stress, Olson said Tuesday.

"Also many children were using games to manage their feelings, and this seemed to be especially true for kids who played violent games like `Grand Theft Auto,"' said Olson.