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Violence In Schools

Volume 115: debated on Tuesday 28 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Education and Science what recent research has been carried out to ascertain the possible effect of violence watched on videos by schoolchildren on the level of violence in schools; and if he will make a statement.

I am unaware of any recent research in this area. However, in 1983, an informal all-party parliamentary group sponsored an inquiry into the effects of exposing children to scenes of violence on video film. The report of research commissioned by the group was published in 1985 under the title "Video Violence and Children".