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A Parent’s Guide to Media Violence and Agression in School

A giant stone face at The Bayon temple in Angkor Thom, Cambodia

This time of the year, many parents worry about their kids’ safety at school.

Tragic and violent events, like those that occurred at Columbine High School more than a decade ago, or more recently at Sandy Hook Elementary School, have fueled intense public debate over the effects of media violence among children and within schools. Examples of in-school violence include bullying, fighting, weapon use, online aggression, and gang violence.

Here are five principles that families can follow in order to reduce the likelihood of media-related school violence. . . [read the full article at]