There might be studies that show that some violent behavior in youth can be caused by playing violent video games and watch violent television. In addition to those studies, there have been studies that have shown that it is not video games to blame but other factors in a person’s life that should be to blame. The shooters in any of the mass shootings that’s has happened has either been psychopaths or mentally depressed. We as a society should not blame the easiest thing like video games when something happens that is very climatic but really think about what is the root of the problem when something goes terrible in the world.
When video games are mentioned, most people think of teenagers. In a like manner, people tend to look at violent video games as teenagers’ main source of violence. They seem to believe in the likelihood of a kid bringing Call of Duty gameplay into real life. Since video games and the people who play them vary in many different factors, it is extremely difficult to arrive at a simple yes or no answer as to whether violent video games make people violent. However, when considering that the question is if video games lead to violent people, I believe the answer is no.
To show that a violent video game will cause an increase in heart rate and decrease in empathy is als... ... middle of paper ... ...iolence. We know that violent video games alone do not cause violent acts in teenagers. Therefore, we must become aware of the role they play for people at risk of violent behavior. So until it becomes clear how much these violent games contribute to certain risk factors of violent behavior, it is very important that parents realize what type of child they have and if these games might have a certain effect on their child. Maybe if your child is the emotionally immature type and spending way too much time involved in violent video games and less time communicating with their parents, then you should consider putting some restrictions on their game playing.
A major issue people see when discussing this topic is that children who play video games often warp their sense of reality. The kids think that if they shoot a person in a game and nothing really happens then nothing will really happen if they shoot a person in real life. When video games first became popular, people may not have seen this as much of a problem because games were not very realistic. With the advancement of technology, however, video games are becoming more and more realistic. If video games become more realistic, children will forget what is real and what is simulated; a child seeing somebody violently murder another human being in a video game will have the same effects as seeing somebody murder another human being in real life.
In all reality, it is what it is, a game. Furthermore, according to psychologist Christopher Ferguson, “Although there are some studies that find links between violent games and mild forms of aggression, there are also studies which find no evidence for any links at all.” Also, some investigators found that gruesome video games make teens convulsive and hostile. The deliberation betw... ... middle of paper ... ...dren 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. Works Cited Schulzke, Marcus.
Even though many views about the effect of violent video games are negative, I argue that they don’t have any effect on the violent behavior preformed by today’s youth. Many studies, such as the one in 2004 involving factors correlating with violent video games used by adolescent boys and girls, have been done strengthening the theory that violent video games let people relieve their stress and anger. These games also give youth a way to learn about war and different events occurring throughout the world (Markoff). Since parents are generally the ones buying video games for their kids, it seems that they feel as though the violent games won’t have a long-term effect on their children. Researchers, like Gentile and Anderson, have displayed that violent games may increase aggression for a short time on the people playing them, but the aggression isn’t strong enough to create long-term effect.
There has always been controversy as to whether violent video games should be censored. Video games should be censored for the good of society. Video games do harm to teens and society due to making teens accumulate frustrations,makes teens think violence is acceptable in problem solving, and makes them very unhealthy but it also does some good, such as helps teens control their emotions, makes them conscious of what is good from what is bad, and helps them get rid of stress. This controversy may just be solved with the help of some research. Violent video games makes teens think violence is acceptable in problem solving.
In Grand Theft Auto, you can commit many unrealistic things and out of control felonies on that game and not get jailed contrast to real life. As the quote said, the individual clearly knew the border between what you can do in video games than in real life. We do not have the capabilities and freedom to just do whatever... ... middle of paper ... ... game teaches kids more than just fighting moves and how to blow someone’s head off, they grasp hold of the child’s interest and they create a pathway into their imagination and fill them with joy. They have been proven that they do not brainwash children into doing devious actions. Video games are very educational, this generation’s kids do not succumb to the violence on the screen and act it out, and teen violence is not as crazy as it was in the past.
The pro side gives a stronger more factual argument than the con side from these next two exerts. I believe that video games do not cause violence because it cannot yet be officially proved. Youth violence has been an growing problem in the county and violent video games are more than likely one of the many contributors to this. “The 2008 study Grand Theft Childhood reported that 60% of middle school boys who played at least one Mature-rated game hit or beat someone up, compared to 39% of boys that did not play Mature-rated games.” This quote explains the extreme effect that violent video games have on our youth. This piece shows how violent video might have an effect on our youth and is strong enough to wow anyone that cares about this problem.
This shows that violent video games aren't as bad as depression and delinquent peers at creating violent. Although that may be true directly, some delinquent behavior is caused by violent video games. So even if they didn't play video games, then the delinquent peers probably did, so they were still affected by violent video games. Although some people believe violent video games to be fine for children, those kind of games aren't because they can cause aggressive behavior. However, one of the worst results of violent video games is increased aggression levels.