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Trump blames video games, movies for violence
01:00 - Source: CNN

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Pediatric group concludes that violent video games increase aggression

Alternatively, some research shows that gaming may decrease violence

CNN  — 

President Donald Trump said Thursday during a White House meeting on school safety that the nation needs to address what young people are seeing.

“I’m hearing more and more people saying the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people’s thoughts,” he said. “And then you go the further step, and that’s the movies. You see these movies – they’re so violent, and yet a kid is able to see the movie if sex isn’t involved.” Killing, though, is involved, he said.

His remarks were dismissed by Chris Grady, a survivor of the February 14 shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida: “I grew up playing video games