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HON 213 (Media and Violence): On the Web

This guide provides assistance for the HON 213 class in finding information about important topics in media and violence, research, and citation tools.

Helpful Online Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics' policy statement on media and violence (2001) http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;108/5/1222

American Medical Association's Alliance on Violence Prevention http://www.ama-assn.org/ama/pub/category/advocacy/topics/violence-prevention.page

American Psychiatric Association: Violence in the Media http://www.apa.org/action/resources/research-in-action/protect.aspx 

American Psychological Association (web site) http://www.apa.org/

American Psychological Association Press Release on Media/Violence Longitudinal Study (2003) http://www.apa.org/releases/media_violence.html — Correlates childhood media exposure and adolescent aggression.

Campus Attacks Targeted Violence Affecting Institutions of Higher Education http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/campus-attacks — Report issued following the Virginia Tech shooting, under the authorization of the U.S. Secret Service, U.S. Department of Education, and the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

Center on Juvenile Crime and Justice http://www.cjcj.org/ — Includes a school shooter project.

Center on Media and Child Health: Protecting our Children http://www.cmch.tv/mentors_parents/?gclid=CKmd56Hq_osCFR8ZIwod9GeCwg — Mentoring project for parents and teachers of Children's Hospital of Boston, Harvard Medical Center, and the Harvard School of Public Health.

Community Learning Network Media & Violence page http://www.cln.org/themes/media_violence.html — Provides many links to other relevant web sites.

FBI Report: The School Shooter: A Threat Assessment Perspective (2000) http://www.fbi.gov/publications.htm — A federal government agency responds to the Columbine shootings.

Federal Trade Commission Report: Marketing Violent Entertainment to Children (2000) http://www.ftc.gov/system/files/documents/reports/marketing-violent-entertainment-children-review-self-regulation-industry-practices-motion-picture/vioreport.pdf

Library guide for Honors 213, prepared by Heather Wilson http://ferrum.libguides.com/hon213

Media Awareness Network http://mediasmarts.ca/digital-media-literacy/media-issues/violence — Media and internet education resources for teachers and parents.

MSNBC article: "Were Video Games to Blame for Massacre?" http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18220228/ — Examines the role of video games inn the psychopathology of the Virgina Tech shooter, Cho Seung-Hui.

Parental Media Guide http://www.parentalguide.org/ — A one-stop web site for movie, television, music, and video game reviews

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Basic Business Letters (Guidelines) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/653/01/

Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) Basic Business Letters (samples) http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/653/02/

The Age (Australia) article: "Outrage over Virginia Tech Game" http://www.theage.com.au/articles/2007/05/16/1178995212668.html?from=top5 — Explains the reaction to a controversial video game that invites the player to act as Cho Seung-Hui.

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