FORT MYERS, Fla.- There were two articles in the news this week involving children and violence. Here to discuss this and more is Dr. Annette MacKoul.
1 in 4 Children Exposed to Some Form Of Family Violence:
90 % were eyewitnesses
50 % yelled at parents to stop
40 % tried to get away from the fight
25 % called for help
69 % were male parents
23 % were female parents
9 % were both male and female
11 % were boyfriends of mother
18.8 million children exposed to violence in their lifetime
New website to help assess risk: www.unh.edu/ccrc/jvq/index_new.html
Teen Aggression Increased by Profanity in TV and Video Games:
Also showed an increase in bad language and profanity along with aggression.
First study done - no surprises in results.
Exposure leads to acceptance, which leads to more common usage.