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Children are acting out scenes from violent computer games

At the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) annual conference, a motion was raised to call on ministers to introduce “stringent legislation” to counter the “negative effects some computer games are having on the very young”.

Teachers have warned that an increasing number of young children are acting out violent scenes from adult computer games in the playground. Pupils as young as four and five are simulating car crashes and graphic injuries as a result of playing games unsupervised in their bedrooms.

Psychologists have expressed concerns that playing some games make children more aggressive.