Research & Archives has compiled the most comprehensive list research to date on the topic of violence in media. To search the database and review the abstracts, use the space below.

Before finishing high school the average American child has seen over 200,000 acts of violence including 40,000 murders on TV, spends an average of over 7 hours daily exposed to media, and is increasingly becoming desensitized in the process.


Whether you are a parent who cares about your child’s development or a researcher, the Media Violence Resource Center is committed to compiling the top research within universities, foundations, and public and private organizations dedicated to exploring the impacts of media violence on children. We have focused this collection of media violence research on video game violence, television violence, movie violence, and violence on mobile devices. In addition, we have compiled research on media addiction and it’s impacts.