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On YouTubes Digital Playground, an Open Gate for Pedophiles

The site’s automated recommendation system, at times drawing on home movies of unwitting families, created a vast video catalog of prepubescent children. Source: www.nytimes.com

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The health effects of screen time on children: A research roundup

This research roundup looks at the effects of screen time on children’s health. Source: Journalist’s Resource

U.S. Senator Says His Anti-Loot Box Bill Has The Video Game Industry Worried (via Kotaku)

Is Republican senator Josh Hawley an advocate for video game players or an ambitious politician with a savvy staff who know a win-win argument when they see one? The freshman senator from Missouri, who plans to soon introduce a bill […]

Gaming Disorder is Now A Recognized Illness According To World Health Organization

The World Health Organization has decided to add gaming disorder to its list of recognized illnesses. The 194 members of the group made the decision today at the 72nd World Health Assembly. Source: Kotaku

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What Screen Time Can Really Do to Kids Brains

Too much at the worst possible age can have lifetime consequences. Source: Psychology Today

Teens, Social Media & Technology

YouTube, Instagram and Snapchat are the most popular online platforms among teenagers. Source: Pew Research Center: Internet, Science & Tech

The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success?

Forget football, the world’s fastest-growing sport is live video gaming. But increasingly its impact is proving harmful to those in its thrall Source: the Guardian


What is eSports? A Beginner's Guide to Trends, Revenues, & Concerns

Competitive gaming (eSports) is a $1 billion dollar industry with millions of players competing for championships. Should we be concerned? Source: Game Quitters


The US averages one Mass Shooting every 16 Days

Stop School Mass Shootings? Go after the video game and pharmaceutical industries. Includes the School Mass Shooter Risk Inventory! The recent rise in mass school shootings has resulted in a singular focus on the implement of destruction…guns. While gun control […]