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War, Gun, and Super Hero Play. Good or Bad?
Gerard Jones, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Lisa Guernsey
 

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pic There is a school of thought which argues that children need super heros and make believe violence to process the realities of the world around them. On the other side of this argument is the school that advocates for banning war play in schools and a zero tolerance policy toward violent play. Is fantasy violence a good thing or a bad thing? Does this kind of play blur the distinction between fantasy and reality? Is there a link between war play and the increasing violence we are seeing among children?
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