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He is an advocate for the beneficial use of video games. This disagreement raises the question, how do video games influence violent behavior? Based on the current literature, I argue that violent video games have the potential for causing behavioral problems in children and adolescents and adversely affect their lives. Violent video games can influence a player’s brain by simulating real life, consciously or subconsciously. In his New York Times article, “Shooting in the Dark,” Benedict Carey wrote, “The young men who opened fire at Columbine High School.
Video Games This generation kids are addicted to video games. Video games are simulations where the player has control. These video games have negative effects on people Video games affect people in negative ways; they cause bad behavior, bad social life, and brain effects. Video Games Affect People’s Behavior Children become more aggressive. In “Can Playing Video Games be Harmful to Your Kids” Manshacher stated, “There is increased risk of being aggressive and normalizing aggressive behavior if violence-based games are played.”(P27).
Secondly, the exposure to violent video game provokes adolescents to behave poorly. “(Gentile & Anderson, 2003) state that playing video games may increase aggressive behavior because violent acts are continually repeated throughout the video game”. Whatever adolescents see they do; For example, the concept of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ve damaging effect on children in today’s generation. The effects are aggressive behavior, bad health and bad school grades. It is every important that we as a sociality prevent this from happening by observing the games they play and assuring that it is safe before it is too late.
Through my research I found television does pose as a major influence among children and does cause them demonstrate violent behavior. Television holds some responsibility to the increase of violence among our society, but the problem can be addressed by monitoring and limiting children’s viewing habits.
Violence on television can be harmful in more ways than one. On the one hand, kids will imitate what they watch, but kids are also very easily brainwashed. Children may get a false impression of what the world is really like. If all the children see is violence on television, then, of course, the children will be a little apprehensive about the world. All of the violence could also m... ... middle of paper ... ...e lack of exercise shows for children.
The Corruption of Media I came up with a problem that concerns many parents. It seems as though violence plays a role in the lives of many people. Even innocent children are affected by the negative things that go on in the huge world we live in. Television violence is often overlooked because of its ability to retain children’s attention. Countless mothers and fathers put their children in front of the television so they can have time to themselves.
“The view endorsed by organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Child & Adolescents Psychiatry is that exposure to violent media (including video games) can contribute to real-life violent behavior and harm children in other ways” (“Violent…and Young People” 1). Many youth today struggle with being bullied by others around them. These violent video games could be a contributing factor to this issue. If violence is what these youth see on a daily basis, why wouldn’t they start reenacting the violent behaviors they participate in while playing the games? The adolescents will begin to inflict harmful actions on others.
By an unknown author it states that “ Numerous studies have demonstrated that playing violent video games leads to increased aggression; thus, such games should be subjected to laws restricting children 's access to them. Violent video games are not like other forms of expression, because the user is an actual participant in the events portrayed in the game. Some forms of speech can be regulated under the First Amendment to the U.S.” There are many ways that people see video games aggressive and are concern about where is going to lead their sons and other kids. Families and friends are terrified with what is going to happen. In the article it mentions that “The debate over violent video games has raged since the 1970s, when such games first became common” there is a lot of different issues going around this topic but we never get to the right answer.