Kids’ Exposure to Violence Is Declining

“…Even when controlled for demographic shifts, declines were especially significant for rates of physical assault, physical intimidation and sexual victimization.

Kids “may also be doing more of their risk taking and independence testing online, which may provide some safeguards against immediate physical exposure to violence,” the authors wrote. “The engrossing quality of the Internet may also have undercut some of the boredom and alienation among youth that have in the past been associated with delinquency and criminal pursuits.””


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