Donald Trump Meets With The Video Game Industry

violent games are "shaping young people's thoughts"

Marty Griffin and Wendy Bell
March 08, 2018 - 1:45 pm
Video Games

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

President Donald Trump is to meet video games company representatives today to discuss violent video game content.

The meeting comes in the wake of last month's shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School which 17 people died. "The video games, the movies, the Internet stuff is so violent," Trump said at a White House meeting on school safety last week. The president has in the past expressed the view that violent games were "shaping young people's thoughts".

The video industry points out there is no evidence to suggest a link between violent games and real-life violent actions. violent crime has dropped since the late 1990s, even as video game sales hit record highs. And though video games are played worldwide, mass shootings are an  American problem, the industry's largest trade group has noted.

KDKA Radio's Marty Griffin talks about the opinions of  both the American Psychological Association and the American Academy of Pediatrics that states exposure to violence in the media, movies and music are a significant risk to health of children and adolescents. 

Griffin agrees that too much of anything isn't good. 

Listen to more on Marty Griffin’s podcast page.