Research + News | Topic: Violence
Feb 6, 2020
Teenagers Are Discovering That The World Of YouTube Fan Fiction Can Have A Dark, Sexual, And Violent Side
Some teens go looking for this X-rated content on the site Wattpad, but some just stumble across it, potentially thanks to the site’s “You’ll also like” recommendations. Read the article here.
Nov 5, 2019
Katie Couric’s New Podcast: Teens’ Easy Access To Hardcore Porn Could Hurt Them… Literally
Katie Couric wanted to know why one in four women are scared during sex. Her short answer: porn. Read the article here.
Jan 14, 2019
Graphic Pornography Is Making Teen Boys ‘Impotent’
Teenage boys as young as 16 are experiencing symptoms of erectile dysfunction due to excessively viewing violent and hardcore pornography, an expert has revealed. Read the article here.
Mar 22, 2017
Two Utah Boys Plotted To Killer Girl Over “Annoying” Snapchat Messages
The alleged shooter said he became annoyed with the victim texting and contacting him through the messaging app Snapchat. Read the article here.
Mar 10, 2017
No Link Between Violent Video Games & Lack of Empathy
The finding, published in the journal Frontiers in Psychology, suggests that empathy is not blunted by playing violent video games long-term.
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Nov 4, 2016
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2016 (and What to Play Instead)
Common Sense Media provides a list of violent video games with a host of solid alternatives. Read their list here.
May 3, 2016
Teenager Accused of Using App to Livestream Her Friend Being Raped
An Ohio teenager has been accused of livestreaming the alleged rape of her 17-year-old friend using the social media app Periscope. Read the article here.
Jan 25, 2016
Pornography Leads to Sexual Aggression, New Study Says
A meta-analysis assessing 22 different studies from seven different countries around the world warns that consumption of pornography is significantly linked to increases in sexual aggression, both verbal and physical.
Oct 29, 2015
10 Most Violent Video Games of 2015 (And What to Play Instead)
Common Sense Media has this advice about violent video games, “when you need to say no — and these games prove that sometimes you have to — it helps to have solid alternatives.”
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Nov 11, 2014
‘Desensitized’ Parents Let Kids Watch More Violence, Sex
When parents become desensitized to violence and sex in movies, they may also become more lax about their children’s exposure to both onscreen. Read more of the research here.