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Video Game Violence

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While surfing Facebook, I came across a post blaming video games entirely for the Columbine Shooting. This sparked a whole debate on whether or not this was true. This sparked some interest in me so I began looking into it. While digging deeper into this topic I came across three different topics to focus on. First, separating fact from fiction pertaining to video game violence. Second, comparing all types of entertainment to see which has the biggest impact on youth violence. Finally, what parents can do to make sure their children doesn’t go down this path. With this topic, hopeful I can shed some light on what exactly is the cause of child aggression, and how to prevent it in the future. Video game violence may influence violent behavior, but is not the main reason for violence in youth.
To get started we first have to look at what we really know about violent video games. What is fact and what is fiction? People say that because violent video games are available to young children, this leads to more violence. This has been found to be false,” According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile violent crime in the United States is at a 30-year low” (Jenkins). Same goes for the myth that markets target children for these violent games. False, all the violent video games have either a T for teen or M for mature, if children under the age of 16 can get their hands on these games, and then they haven’t gotten them on their own. The finally and most irritating of the myth is that video games isolate youth. “ Almost 60 percent of frequent gamers play with friends” (Jenkins).
Next let us discuss which type of entertainment can influence violence in our youth today. It is common knowledge that violence has been...

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...y young mind. Separating real from virtual is the main factor in video game aggression. If you think your child has had enough take control and stop them. Violence is all around us it is in war, crime, etc. we have to be in control of watch our youth see and plays.

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