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Media violence: 1 of 6 bullying risk factors

A new tool may help schools identify students who are more likely to commit aggressive acts against other students, research shows.

“As you gain risk factors, the risk of aggression goes up disproportionally,” says Douglas Gentile, an Iowa State University associate professor of psychology.

“We could profile kids by measuring their risk factors. In fact, I can get over 80 percent accuracy knowing only three things—are they a boy, have they gotten in a fight within the past year, and do they consume a lot of media violence?”

Full story at Futurity.

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