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.
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.
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.
While the game may make it clear that it is a battle of good versus evil, that does not necessarily make it healthy for children to absorb. The rating system for video games is not effective. As of today, there are no regulatory law... ... middle of paper ... ...ted out by gamers. Whether it is obscene language or something worse, video game violence influences children in their everyday life to be more aggressive without them knowing it. Works Cited Hicks, Marybeth.
They will most likely not be violent anymore, why? That’s because they have grown up. Being violent as youth is part of not being mature enough and being violent because under the influence of a video game? Now that’s not mature at all once you grow up you realize things. Your real life decisions, your behavior, and the way you should act around people so you can fit in.
Essentially, we need to keep kids away from video games so they are not in any danger. All in all, violent video games have a very negative effect on kids and teens, that many parents do not know about. Games can have severe mental as well as physical damage to people who play them, and can seriously compromise their school performance. As older and more mature individuals we need to take the necessary precautions to protect future generations.
So all that will come of this cycle is people will continue to play video games, something new in our pop culture will come and replace video games, and it will be radical for our pop culture and taken on as the root of all evil due to lack of understanding. With the high rise in violent video games in the last few years, adults see certain acts of violence portrayed in some video games to be a cause of violent acts committed by kids. This is such an easy decision to make, lay blame on something that is new, something radical like violent video games. People don’t even take a look back and remember “Novels, films, radio, and television have all been accused of leading young people astray and inducing violent or antisocial behavior. The fuss about video games may be just another case of curmudgeons complaining” (Walling 1436).
On the other hand, Parents and other members of society emphasise that violent video games are harmful and should be subject to restrictions given by the authorities. This controversy led to on-going scientific studies, so as to ascertain the effects of these video games on their users. The Controversy Some individuals argue that violent video games can cause children to become less social as well as trigger aggressive behaviour. However, reports prove that these behavioural changes are not reproductive. Kids who are exposed to brutality in their daily lives are more prone to adopting aggression from playing violent video games, than those who do not suffer violence.
Violent video games Video games can change people’s mood, and have aggressive behavior. The violence on video games are not good for children and people overall because it’s not healthy for our minds. People need to stop playing violent games because it can change the way they talk, and start using bad language. Why video games are bad? In the article, Alex Levin talks about video games can be good and not because they can have a negative effect on them and for people it can cause aggression and bad behavior.
This idea is important because people have been using violent games to explain why children are more aggressive, but according to research there is no correlation between kids acting aggressive by playing video games. Video games are meant to be for enjoyment and entertainment. People who don’t understand video games see children acting up, are first to blame it on violent video games for their behavior. As I continue to read Fergusons article he reveals ... ... middle of paper ... ... more real and become more violent, there will always be critics that will blame video games to the youth’s bad and aggressive behavior. As research has found that there is no relationship between violent video games and aggression.