Video Games

From the Series Compact Research: Current Issues
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As video games have continued to evolve and grow more colorful, animated, and sophisticated, their popularity has skyrocketed-- and controversy over them has grown as well. Through objective overviews, primary sources, and full-color illustrations, this title examines Are Video Games Harmful? Do Video Games Cause Violent Crime? How Do Video Games Affect Mental, and Physical Health? Should Video Games Be Regulated?

Interest Level Grade 7 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 7
Copyright 2009
Genre Nonfiction
Publisher ReferencePoint Press
Series Compact Research: Current Issues
Language English
Number of Pages 104
ISBN 9781601520531, 9781601523334B
Title Format Reinforced book, Print + Ebook
Release Date 2009-01-01
Author Peggy Parks
Dewey 794.8
 

School Library Journal

Gr 6-9 The introduction to School Violence looks at the prevalence of the problem; causes such as bullying and gangs; the influence of the media, including online sources, on behavior; and the roles of alcohol and drugs, etc. The “…at a glance” spread and “Overview” prepare readers for the more detailed information to come and provide facts about safety issues. Each of four chapters then addresses both sides of a question, followed by four pages of quotes and a section of colorful graphs, charts, and illustrations. The second book opens with descriptions of the growing popularity of video games and the regulation and legislation of content and sales; ratings; connections with violent crime; and health effects, including addiction. An overview provides further background and context to these issues, and as in School Violence, chapters follow addressing related questions and providing other related material. These chapters look more closely at the influence of the pastime on users’ health and also cover the games’ effects on perception of right and wrong, intelligence, development of analytical and social skills and negative stereotypes, etc. The accessible and objective presentations and lists of key people and advocacy groups make these useful resources for research.

School Library Journal

Gr 6-9-The introduction to School Violence looks at the prevalence of the problem; causes such as bullying and gangs; the influence of the media, including online sources, on behavior; and the roles of alcohol and drugs, etc. The “…at a glance” spread and “Overview” prepare readers for the more detailed information to come and provide facts about safety issues. Each of four chapters then addresses both sides of a question, followed by four pages of quotes and a section of colorful graphs, charts, and illustrations. The second book opens with descrip-tions of the growing popularity of video games and the regulation and legislation of content and sales; ratings; connections with violent crime; and health effects, including addiction. An overview provides further background and context to these issues, and as in School Vio-lence, chapters follow addressing related questions and providing other related material. These chapters look more closely at the influence of the pastime on users’ health and also cover the games’ negative stereotypes, etc. The accessible and objective presentations and lists of key people and advocacy groups make these useful resources for research.-Susan Shaver, Hemingford Public Schools, NE

Author: Peggy Parks

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