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This Month in Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
January 2001

This Month in Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine

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Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001;155(1):10. doi:10-1001/pubs.Pediatr Adolesc Med.-ISSN-1072-4710-155-1-ptm0101

By the age of 18 years, US children witness 200 000 acts of violence on television. This randomized controlled trial among third- and fourth-grade students reduced the time they spent watching TV and playing video games. Reduction in use resulted in significant decreases in aggressive behavior among these children. In addition to showing that TV and video use can be reduced by intervention, this study presents further evidence that TV violence does affect children's aggressive behavior.