Book: Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill - A Call to Action Against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence by Lt. Col. Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetanocategories: Book, Media Violence, Media Literacy, Children and Media, Violent Video Games, Youth Violence, School Massacres, TV Violence, School Shootings, Media Education, Col. Dave Grossman, Video Game Violence, Violence
Gloria DeGaetanoabout this book: I wrote this new edition because we are in a major crisis of misunderstanding how violent images impact children, teens, and society. I wanted to give parents, professionals, and policy makers a comprehensive guide for understanding how the prolific use of sensational violence in television, movies, and in video games affects kids' attitudes and actions. With the information in this book, anyone can "immunize" kids from potential harm, as well as know the pro-active techniques for raising them to be empathetic and media-savvy.
The book includes the new brain science to understand how media violence affects children and adolescents, along with risk factors that put kids in danger of imitating media violence more readily and the protective factors that immunize kids from media violence's harmful effects. It also includes indisputable research—masses of it—that clearly demonstrates media violence's negative impact; a new chapter on how media violence affects our kids' self-identity and what to do about it; family media literacy activities for thoughtful conversations about media violence and an updated list of resources for easy access to vital information and effective strategies.
• "Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action Against TV, Movie, and Video Game Violence is a most important book that deserves immediate global attention.
— Dr. Marc Bekoff, co-founder with Jane Goodall of Ethologists for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, author of Rewilding our Hearts: Building Pathways of Compassion and Coexistence
• "Not only does every parent need to read this book, every policymaker needs to read it. This book will be a key resource in our work to put media literacy onto the public policy agenda, and demand action from our leaders."
— Erin McNeill, Founder and President, Media Literacy Now MediaLiteracyNow.org
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