Parents should not allow their children to play violent video games because they are not only disregarding the age restriction but they are also exposing their children into thinking that this type of behavior is acceptable. Every video game has a rating on it for a reason and that is to let the parents know what kind of game they are getting for their children, whether it is rated E for everyone or rated M for mature. Parents should know that if they buy an M-rated violent video game for their child, they should not be surprised when their child’s behavior and attitude goes sour. However, there are many studies about violent video games being both the cause of crimes and the cause of skill development. Problems such as school shootings, violence, and changes in behavior have been occurring sometime during or after 1994 when the first violent video game was released.
Violent video games do effect children, whether the effect is immediate, long term or short lived, children should not be introduced to such behavior at such a young age. Parent’s need to step in, be aware of the games their children are playing and limit them. Violent video games reward children for violent behavior, increase aggression and teach children that it is okay to resolve conflict through violence. Studies have produced reliable evidence to prove that violent video games do affect thoughts, heart rate and blood pressure. People who play violent video games have gunned down schools.
Kids become addicted to playing these violent video games, which should be controlled by the parents. Games are rated by the amount of violence. In addition, it is the parent’s responability to monitor these situations. Carey says too much exposure can cause future health problems and violent outburst. Gentile, Douglas “The Effects of Video Games on Children” pedparents.com March 2014 Web 26 March 2014.
There have been many big controversies over videogames but the biggest controversy is violence in video games. Many parents believe that video games will corrupt their children's minds. Thats not always true because many kids can play a game knowing the difference between reality and imagination. Children learn a lot from their parents so if parents tell the kids before they buy them a game that it is reality and that they should never do it. In recent studies by American Psychological Association (APA) and Brown University that violent video games like shooters can boost children's learning, health, and social skills (washingtonpost).
If parents are worried about what their children are learning from this, then they should be under adult supervision during these activities or banned from them. It is the responsibility of the parents and not the law to make sure that their sweet children don’t grow up to be aggressive serial killers. Video game violence has received a great deal of attention nationwide. In some individuals gaming seems to have replaced music, movies, television, and outdoor activities. Violent video games are extremely popular among teens and adults.
You put your kid in front of a violent video game they will pick up something from that game if it’s good or not they will learn something from that game. Parents if you’re concerned about what kind of game your kid play then you should check the violence... ... middle of paper ... .... By watching violent video games kids can become a killer and etc. all games aren’t good for kids too play because of all of the violence kids bring guns to school thinking its ok. Kids will look at a game and copy everything from it. Kids don’t know any better they think everything.
Arizmendi, Anthony Mr. Anderson Period 4 23 February 2015 Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence? The children roaming in our present society have gotten more violent, their minds are slowly corrupting as the generations pass by, and all for what? This dramatic change in society is being brought by present day video games, which ultimately contribute to youth violence, for they alter behavior and can be seen in the daily, natural lives of the kids in today’s environment. Other people may argue that violent video games do not affect people’s behavior at all. Cheryl Olson, Lawrence Kutner, and Dorothy Warner said that “Playing violent video games reduces violence in teenage boys by replacing rough housing.
The children who play the violent video games are like to have short tempers and get mad easily. The kids will most likely want to start fights in school. Kids will probably be rude to their teachers, other classmates, and also their parents. The kids probably learned ways to fight from the video games. Kids will want to try fighting with the moves they learn from video games.
The shooters in this horrible crime have often been found to play violent video games on a daily basis. This causes us to wonder, could these games have caused the shooter to kill many innocent people? For example, Adam Lanza shot many innocent kids and teachers in Newton, Connecticut in 2012. Many blamed his actions on his love for playing violent video games, “seeing his play of so-called first-person shooters—in which participants shoot down enemies from a first-person perspective—as a potential contributing factor to his crimes.” It is also reported that Lanza played games like Call of Duty where the participant shoots opponents is a very realistic way (“Violent Video Games”). There are many other cases like the one just mentioned.
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has expressed concerns about the negative effect of playing video games for long periods of time on children's ability to pay attention. The AAP recommends that parents monitor video game content, limit the time children devote to these games, and encourage interaction with friends when video games are played. The AAP has also taken the position that violent video games can bring harm to children and that exposure should be limited as much as possible (Gentile).