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+ - Connecticut Group to Destroy Violent Videogames in Wake of Sandy Hook Shooting->

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DavidGilbert99
DavidGilbert99 writes "The Sandy Hook shooting once again raised the debate about how much power violent videogames wield over teenagers. Following proclamations from the National Rifle Association and the establishment of a study by the National Academy of Sciences to investigate the psychological effects of violent games on children, a group in Connecticut is now having its say.

Southington, a town 30 miles from where the shooting took place, is offering gift tokens in exchange for violent videogames, as well as other violent media such as DVDs or videos.

The group, called SouthingtonSOS said in a statement: "There is ample evidence that violent video games, along with violent media of all kinds, including TV and movies portraying story after story showing a continuous stream of violence and killing, has contributed to increasing aggressiveness, fear, anxiety and is desensitizing our children to acts of violence including bullying.""

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Connecticut Group to Destroy Violent Videogames in Wake of Sandy Hook Shooting

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