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The Fifth Estate Top Gun: Video Gaming Obsession

On the 2008 Thanksgiving weekend, Steve and Angelika Crisp confiscated their son Brandon's Xbox. He retaliated by running away from home, and a much-publicized and unthinkable tragedy followed: his body was discovered three weeks later. Brandon's death became a national news story about much more than just another teen runaway. His disappearance and death revealed to parents a darker aspect ...
  • 2009
  • 00:41:50
  • 15-17
  • Added on: 06/14/2013

News in Review - October 2004 Video Games: Can Some Cause Violence?

Can playing violent video games cause some teenagers to become killers? Canadian Denise Deneau says she knows it can. Deneau was driving through Tennessee with her cousin Aaron Hamel when he was shot and killed by two teenage boys. The teenagers said they had been inspired to shoot at passing cars after playing a violent video game. In this story ...
  • 2004
  • 00:14:27
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 10/15/2004

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News in Review - September 1999 Children in Trouble: Guns in Schools

The occurrence of gun-related violence in schools on both sides of the Canada-U.S. border has once again prompted questions about a "culture of violence" in North American society, which some say has become an integral part of the school community. It is quite normal for schools, as public institutions, to reflect changing values and mores in society as a whole, ...
  • 1999
  • 00:14:53
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 09/15/1999

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