"Don't just sneer at the teachers who are trying to get the message out"
Last week, we reported on news that UK head teachers have issued a written warning to parents about 18-rated video games - like Call of Duty and Gears of War - being played by schoolchildren. The letter - issued by Nantwich Education Partnership - predictably caused quite a...
"The next level of mental health risk"
UK mainstream newspaper The Sun has launched an investigation which claims that video games are as addictive as the drug heroin. The report has been published in today's edition of the tabloid, and can be read online here behind a pay wall. The feature puts forward brain scans as evidence that violent titles...
14-year old viciously assaulted after "an argument about Xbox games"
Violent video games are getting more bad rep this week, after a senior Scottish Police officer blamed them for a recent knife attack in Clydebank. The perpetrator — who is only 13 years old and apparently already a father — is reported to have slashed the throat of a 14-year...
UK newspaper investigates guns and violence in best-selling games
Critics have been saying that violent video games have a negative impact on children for decades, but recent fatal shootings in the US have resulted in renewed debate on the topic. UK newspaper The Guardian has decided to investigate the issue by highlighting the violent content of...