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Fri., Jan. 18, 2013, 1:18 p.m.

Groups Back Video Games Study

Two leading religious groups on Friday voiced support for President Obama's call for Congress to appropriate $10 million for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to study gun violence and possible links to violent video games and media images. The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America said more research needs to be done to understand the effect that violent entertainment content has on young children. “We know that media influences young people and their behavior,” Helen Osman, secretary of communications for the U.S. bishops' conference, said in a statement. “So it is crucial to deepen our understanding of how violent media images and video games influence them and whether there is a link to violent behavior”/Jennifer Martinez, The Hill. More here.

Question: I support this study. How about you?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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