Violence: Visceral vs Video Games

Contrary to popular perception, a new study by Boston University professor Christopher Salas- Wright finds that youth violence is declining–and at noteworthy rates.The research is in American Journal of Public Health. (full access paywall)

Youth Violence on Decline
Youth Violence on Decline


  • Culiref M0nst4r's profile photo
    Come to Africa and say that sshit
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    there is a difference between children in war, children in survival and children in thrival environments. visceral violence vs entertainment violence
  • Aqib.A.C's profile photo

    Doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t stay vigilant.
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    this is why it takes a village to raise a child, people need to stop this endless cycle of being afraid of teenagers.
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    because video games are safety vents partly; although I have never understood why violence is okay in general entertainment and sex is not, since, given a choice, eh.
  • Culiref M0nst4r's profile photo
     i don’t see any difference. Violence is violence
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    actual violence causes harm. just as deed are different from words, reality is one thing and video games are a mental release that harms nothing.
  • Red Dahlia's profile photo
    I agree Nina Bravo 🐞
  • Culiref M0nst4r's profile photo
    i don’t think we’re on the same page but, ok
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    you are living in survival mode in a war zone, so there is nothing entertaining about violence to you;
    for a person who lives in something of a western bubble, it’s just a child game and people fear real violence, even as they toy with in via entertainment – movies, tv, games.

    Nina Tryggvason's profile photo

    thank you, and cute ladybug!


SHARMIN ISLAM SHOULY's profile photo
that’s really true Nina
  • Culiref M0nst4r's profile photo
  • ok… I get what you mean
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    thank you, and you are actually also correct, our brains do process actual vs pretend in the same way.
    so the ability to separate is also determined by the person and how socialized, which makes one wonder, why violence is entertaining and acted out in sports & entertainment etc.
  • Culiref M0nst4r's profile photo
    i know, right
  • Nina Tryggvason's profile photo
    yes, and it was only fair that you got to know that I knew that you knew too – it is not often on-line people achieve that mutual understanding. thank you from Canada.


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Originally posted on Nina’s Garden

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8 Responses to Violence: Visceral vs Video Games

  1. I always try to make a point of saying Good morning/afternoon/evening, or “How’s it going’ guys”, or similar, to youths, or groups of youths I meet. Most respond in a friendly manner, some ignore me, some try to be macho. I recommend smiling and talking to anyone, of any age!

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  2. I read it as “I am 49 today” rather than “I am 49 and today”. Anyway, belated Happy Birthday, and the sentiments still stand.


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