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Sadly, what you surmise is proven true the vast majority of the time with once again PG-13 and R films showing no differences in the number of co-occurrences between violence and other risk-taking behaviors. Clustering these activities so closely together makes one wonder what this does to the minds of our adolescents, let alone our own brains watching these violent films?
We welcome your comments via your responses below or via our social media or eLetter sites. Perhaps what you see on screen does not suggest similar behaviors in real life—although there are a number of studies looking at teen behaviors after watching characters smoke or drink on screen that would make you think otherwise.