Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and

Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and

by Lawrence Kutner, Cheryl Olson


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ISBN-13: 9781451631708
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 895,790
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Lawrence Kutner is the author of five books about child psychology. He wrote the award-winning weekly New York Times "Parent & Child" column, was the "Ask the Expert" columnist for Parents magazine and has been a columnist and contributing editor at Parenting and Baby Talk magazines.

Cheryl Olson, a former teen issues columnist for Parents magazine, was the principal investigator of the first federally funded, large-scale research project to take an in-depth look at the effects of electronic games on preteens and teenagers. She has served as a health behavior consultant to a number of nonprofits and corporations, and is an award-winning video producer and writer.

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Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth About Violent Video Games and 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree. I play video games for an hour every day and am one of the smartest kids in the class. Also, I know any smart and nice kids in my grade that play violent video games. The reason I dont play the games is that the games give me nightmares. Also I use nintendo systems. Actually, some studies show that video games actually improve the IQ of kids. It isnt that bad. ~poopwoop11
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
People who right crap about how video games are corrupting our youth and is causing children to want to kill people make me angry. I am a gamer and i dont have an overpowering urge to kill people, sexually assault women, or steal things. If kids are doing these things its the parents fault they should have taught their kid right from wrong. Games are rated M because you have to be mature enough to handle the content in the games. Why don't you people get up in arms about movie violence children are more likely to see violence in a movie than in an M rated game because store clerks ask for an ID when M rated games are purchased so it would have to be the parents buying the games for the children then they want to get pissed off when there 10 year old drops an f-bomb and if their kid is outside tourturing animals its probably because he has a phsycological problem or has gone completly insane. So dont blame a violent video games for your kids problems and your terrible parenting skills and to the authors who write this garbage why dont you devote your time to something more productive instead of talking out of your asses about how terrible video games are and spend time with your kids instead of handing them the game controller then doing what you want instead of getting to know your kid. So why dont you get mad at the lazy parents instead of the game industry.