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Stop Teaching Our Kids to Kill: A Call to Action against TV, Movie and Video Game Violence Hardcover – 31 Oct 1999

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  • Hardcover: 196 pages
  • Publisher: Crown Publications; 1 edition (31 Oct. 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0609606131
  • ISBN-13: 978-0609606131
  • Product Dimensions: 14.7 x 2.1 x 21.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,349,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This book is not only poorly written, but poorly thought out. Most of the conclusions reached are not supported by proper evidence, and even when evidence is given it is not explained or elaborated on.
For example (quote): "In 1982 the National Institute of Mental Health issued a pivotal report, in its review of over 2,500
studies of the effects of TV violence, it concluded, " in magnitude, television violence is as strongly
correlated with aggressive behavior as any other behavioral variable that has been measured."

The authors fail to take into account any other studies that have been given. They fail to fully elaborate on what tests where done in the study. They fail to describe fully how television violence leads to real-world aggressive behavior. They look too much at the fictional media world, without thinking about how people, especially children, would realistically react to violence.

The authors of "Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill" set out with one set conclusion already reached, and simply cherry-picked facts to suit this conclusion. They didn't research, they just wrote. They failed to take into account ANY counter-arguments. I sincerely hope that no-one takes them seriously.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Must read for parents and all who work with kids! 24 Sept. 2016
By Philip Kurman - Published on
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This is an important book. It explains how we knowingly expose our kids to violent video imagery and how kids process the experience. It is well written, extremely powerful and a book every parent and all who worked with kids must read.
2 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Center for Aggression Management 8 April 2000
By Dr. John D. Byrnes - Published on
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My names is Dr. John Byrnes and I am the President of the Center for Aggression Management. I have followed the lessons of Lt.Col. Dave Grossman over the past several years because I have found them to be on-target and, in many ways, the root of human behavior in children. As I apply my Aggression Management Skills to children I have found it essential to understand a child's perception of "the consequence of their actions" and what is their "moral motivation for doing-the-right-thing." It is these elements that distinguish between a child who can rationalize through their anger and frustration and those who, often without understand, find themselves pulling the trigger and killing other human beings. I would like to commend Dave Grossman and Gloria DeGaetano for their well documented work and clear message.
Dr. John D. Byrnes, President, Center for Aggression Management
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Virus of Violence 8 Jun. 2009
By Team Wrinkle - Published on
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This book should be required reading for every parent. Lt. Col. Grossman associates the "virus of violence" with the video games and violent movies viewed by the children. He points out that the training from t.v. our children receive begins at 18 months, and spans to 18 years. He likens t.v., video games and movies to a training simulator, much like NASA uses to train pilots. Eye opening! a must read!!!!!*****
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for parents. 10 Jan. 2005
By M. Murray - Published on
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If you are purchasing the new versions of "HALO" and "Grand Theft Auto" - purchse this book along with them. Grossman is hardly a stranger to violence as a former US Army RANGER, but the use of necessary force in the military or law enforcement is a world away from the behavior that we are training our children for via the world of video games and other forms of "entertainment". Children and others hate (and I mean HATE) this book. Parents and educators usually find it compelling. Regardless, it is a book which not only offers complicated questions, but compelling answers as well.

Truly, a great book.
5.0 out of 5 stars Why parents should read 'Stop Teaching Our Kids To Kill 22 July 2016
By Nita - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This book is so important for parents of children of all ages. You can't start too young supervising your child's time spent watching violent movies and playing violent video games. I always knew that too much of either could be detrimental to a child's developing brain, but the statics detailed by Col. Grossman is shocking, to say the least. Anyone reading this book will have to agree that the increase in violent acts perpetrated by teens in our Country should not be blaming the availability of weapons, but on the TEACHING OUR KIDS TO KILL, caused by the ever-increasing availability and continously more violent movies and video games. Please read this book and act now to help quell the horror of massacres committed by our children.
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