Pediatricians take on new role: Fighting the bigotry and violence that hurts kids

America’s pediatricians are tired of watching their patients traumatized by gun violence and racism.

Now, they’re launching an effort to do something about it.

The American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday issued recommendations that children under 6 be shielded from on-screen violence, that video games stop awarding points for shooting living targets, and that the media avoid downplaying the proven link between virtual and real violence.

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