FREE Guest Presentation - The Effects of Media Violence & Video Games on Youth

**** Due to COVID-19, this event is postponed until further notice. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.**** 
 
The Effects of Media Violence & Video Games on Youth

Presentation by Dr. Douglas Gentile

When: Tuesday, March 24 @ 6:00-7:30 p.m.

Where: Ellen Kennedy Fine Arts Center, Anamosa High School, 1012 Maquoketa St., Anamosa, IA

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This FREE event is open to anyone in the Jones County community and beyond. Parents and community members are welcome! Come hear Dr. Douglas Gentile (bio to the right) as he engages the audience in thoughtful and dynamic discussion on the effects of media violence and video games with our youth.
 
RSVP’s encouraged by Friday, March 20, to Molly Schmitt at mollyrs@iastate.edu. Walk-ins are also welcome. This event is sponsored by the Jones County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children.

Dr. Douglas Gentile is an award-winning research scientist,
educator, author, and is professor of developmental psychology at Iowa State University. His experience includes over 30 years conducting research with children and adults. He is the editor of the book Media Violence and Children (2 editions; Praeger Press), and co-author of the book Violent Video Game Effects on Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Public Policy (2007, Oxford University Press). He has authored over 100 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, including studies on the positive and negative effects of video games on children in several countries, the validity of the American media ratings, how screen time contributes to youth obesity, and what is being called video game and Internet "addiction."

Dr. Gentile has been featured on such radio shows as National Public Radio's Morning Edition, To the Point, the BBC World Service, and his work has been reported on CNN, Good Morning America, The Today Show, Jo Frost’s Extreme Parental Guidance, as well as the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, and hundreds of other newspapers and television stations internationally.

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