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In paperback for the first time, a complete revision of the 1999 edition of a much-needed call to action for every parent, teacher, and citizen to help our children and stop the wave of killing and violence gripping America's youth.
LT. COL. DAVE GROSSMAN (USA, RET) is an internationally recognized scholar, author, soldier, and speaker who is one of the world's foremost experts in the field of human aggression and the roots of violence and violent crime. The author of the Pulitzer-nominated On Killing- The Psychological Cost of Learning to Kill in War and Society, he is currently the director of the Killology Research Institute (Killology.com). GLORIA DEGAETANO is the founder and CEO of The Parent Coaching Institute, which has attracted attention from Newsweek, the New York Times, and Better Homes and Gardens, among other publications. An internationally acclaimed educator, author, and speaker, she has over thirty years experience working with children, teachers, and parents.
"In 1999, Grossman, a retired lieutenant colonel recognized for his study of human aggression, joined with Parent Coaching Institute founder/CEO Degaetano to write a book arguing that media and video game violence encourages violence in youth. This completely updated paperback edition is timely."--Library Journal "Gathers and presents in highly readable form a summation of the research on the impacts of what you and your kids see when you spend your downtime watching violence on TV, in movies and in video games. If you have children, or if you care about the rising tide of violence in our society, this book is a must read."--Psychology Today "Wake up, people, and pay attention! Violence pollution of childhood is a pernicious and growing problem. This book clearly explains how to confront it with practical steps not only to protect our own kids, but also to reduce the cultural impact of media violence." --Jane M. Healy, Ph.D. Educational psychologist and author of Your Child's Growing Mind: Brain Development and Learning from Birth to Adolescence "People in public health, education, law enforcement, social services, medicine, all intuitively recognize that there is a connection between violent media and real-world violence...DeGaetano and Grossman have brought it all together for us: the overwhelming evidence, the history, the psychology, the physiology - and they offer the urgently needed media literacy solutions." --Erin McNeill, Founder and President, MediaLiteracyNow.org