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). Many parents tell their kids “playing video games will rot your brain.” This is not true because APA researched and tested out kids playing violent video games and found that kids who play violent video games can improve a range of cognitive skills in their abilities ( Washington Post). A Category that is considered the most violent video games are shooter games. Parents think that children are just learning how to kill people and sometimes beli... ... middle of paper ... ...lent remember to explain to them why you believe that they should not be playing that game. It will allow them to better understand why they can't play it and cause them to understand.
Nowadays, creating games could cost hundreds, thousands, and even millions of dollars and some titles generate profits greater than Hollywood blockbuster films. People who are born in ‘70s, ‘80s and ‘90s grew up with this dynamic industry and have experienced the rapid change of its trends and technologies. But despite all the benefits video games give us, there might be some consequences to these entertainment systems we all enjoy. Most of the popular game titles involve some kind of violence, such as hitting, killing, breaking, or smashing. It may get worse during multiplayer game when players have more freedom to do or say things at each other.
They say things change for better or worse, and violence in video games is definitely a change for the worse. Violent video games are dangerous to the human mind. Because of this, violent video games should have stronger restrictions on explicit content. More solutions include offering classes in school to raise awareness about violence in video games and having retailers do a better job of distributing video games to the appropriate age group. As a result of video games becoming more violent, children are being more and more exposed to this violence.
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Video games are advanced, hands on form of entertainment that have been played for the past fifty-five years. The number of users of video games has dramatically increased over the past five decades, which has immensely impacted American society through numerous positive and negative aspects. Video games have emerged as one of the most popular forms of entertainment and have severely improved in quality on account of technological advancements. The very first video game ever created was by a man named Thomas T. Goldsmith Jr. The console was actually a device used in science called a Cathode ray tube.
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(The Effects Of Profanity In Violent Video Games On Players' Hostile Expectations, Aggressive Thoughts And Feelings, And Other Responses). The verbal aggression in video games may cause the participants to be more aggressive verbally as they actively participate in activities that contain violent or... ... middle of paper ... ...tions in ways we couldn’t imagine. Something simple like Facebook, Twitter, or a session of "Call of Duty" may just close the door for that job that our kids may be striving for. Works Cited "Children and Video Games: Playing with Violence." Children and Video Games: Playing with Violence.
Because of this video game pandemic, parents need to be more educated on why teens become addicted, how they become addicted, what makes video games so addicting, and how to prevent addiction from happening. Many teens become addicted or vulnerable to video game addiction because of the lack of successful experiences in real life (Vitelli). Because of this, many children and teens turn towards video games to avoid their real life problems, almost like how you’d take a vacation to relax. Some adolescents have difficulties coping with and in their lives (Vitelli). Not being able to cope with day to day activities and problems in real life make teens extremely vulnerable to video game addiction.
Does Violence in Video Games Contribute to Misconduct in Youth? In recent years, many technological advancements have led to a new form of entertainment for society. One of the soaring forms of this entertainment is video games. While the sale of games continue to rise at a drastic rate, game designers and the media focus the public's attention on violent video games, since it seems to currently be to the more attractive type of game, not only among the public, but the gaming industries as well. As these games become increasingly popular, there has been an abundance of researchers and health officials that say that such games result in increased violence among juveniles.