Mia Yoder, along with her parents Andrew and Claire, will be spending the next year living in Kigali, Rwanda. We will miss her and her family.
Mia has agreed to send us pictures and stories about her life from time to time so that we can stay connected and go on this adventure with her. These pictures and stories will be posted on the MIA GOES TO AFRICA BLOG and we hope many of her friends (OF ALL AGES) will follow her adventure and will fill up the comment section with questions and comments.
Questions? Contact Brenda Zook Friesen
There is still a lot of disagreement among scholars as to just how much of an effect violent games have on players, partly because faster processors have made these games much more realistic in recent years. While ongoing research needs to be conducted, there is now enough evidence to comfortably say that playing first-person shooters can be a hindrance to the formation and wellbeing of today’s young people.
Researchers Lavinia McLean and Mark Griffiths published an article in 2013 titled “The psychological effects of videogames on young people: A review” in which the authors catalog and review all the existing data on the subject up to that point. Here is how they conclude their analysis: