VIOLENT PROGRAMMING Rockefeller Says Time To Look At Role Of Violent TV, Video Games
Reported by: Associated Press
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Dec. 20, 2012 1:05 PM EST
Updated: Dec. 20, 2012 2:18 PM EST
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, Kanawha County
, West Virginia
Sen. Jay Rockefeller said with all of America focused on the safety of their children, it's the perfect time to look at the role violent TV programming and video games play in their lives.
The West Virginia Democrat says he introduced legislation Wednesday that would direct the National Academy of Sciences to thoroughly investigate the impact of violent games and other content on children's long-term well-being.
He specifically wants it to study whether the interactive nature of the games and the vivid way violence is portrayed affect kids. The report would be due within 18 months.
He said court decisions show that many people still believe violent games
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