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Violent video games can slow down a teen's maturity, study says

Published: Friday, Feb. 7 2014 9:10 a.m. MST

Brock University study showed that a teen';s maturity can be affected greatly if he plays violent video games every day for a long period, BBC News reported.

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Violent video games are having an impact on teens. A Brock University study showed that a teen’s maturity can be affected greatly if he plays violent video games every day for a long period, BBC News reported. The study looked at 100 teens aged 13 to 14 years old, BBC said.

“Many teenagers could play these games without any evidence of a change in attitude. And non-violent games seemed to have no adverse effects on ‘moral reasoning,’ regardless of time spent,” BBC reported. “But the problems arose with teenagers who spent more than three hours every day in front of a screen, continuously playing these violent games without any other real-life interaction.”

Read the full article at bbc.co.uk.

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