Profile of a Shooter – School and community intervention and prevention initiatives.

Guns, video games, isolation, and mental illness have all been implicated as causal factors in the recent school shooting by Adam Lanza in Newtown, Connecticut. Intervention initiatives for school shootings, such as arming teachers, or enlisting full time police presence, have been proposed for schools both in the U.S. and Canada without any evidence showing […]

Tech Neglect – Precoccupation with technology results in injury and brain damage to children

A recent study by Dr. Bruce Perry with Child Trauma Academy in Texas revealed that children who are neglected by their parents have significantly smaller brains, with long term effects of increased violence, addictions, and unemployment.The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention reports child injury rates are up 12%, and cite parent preoccupation with technology […]

Video Games Linked to Attention Problems

A study published in Pediatrics in 2010 found a correlation between the amount of time spent viewing TV and playing video games and subsequent attention problems in adolescence. The authors recommend adding TV and video games to the discussion on attention problem risk factors. The abstract of this study can be found here.