Video Games Do Not Contribute to Youth Violence

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Video games are not the cause of youth violence. There are many factors that have to be lined up to cause a child to be violent. For instance Many kids that become violent have had a rough life. They may have been poor, bullied, have alcoholic parents, neglected, or don't have parents at all (kids health). Over the years games have helped kids adapt to things in the world to better help their futures (washington post). Studies prove that video games can help children learn new mechanics (washington post). Also its a great way to blow of steam (Metro). Video games can cause problems with some children, but some of the fault is on the parents ( kids health).
There have been many big controversies over videogames but the biggest controversy is violence in video games. Many parents believe that video games will corrupt their children's minds. Thats not always true because many kids can play a game knowing the difference between reality and imagination. Children learn a lot from their parents so if parents tell the kids before they buy them a game that it is reality and that they should never do it. 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...

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...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. Video games are not the cause of youth violence. There are many factors that come into play.

Works Cited

American Psychological Association and Brown University. “A new study shows benefits of violent video games for kids’ learning”. Washingtonpost.com. Washington Post, December 2, 2013. Web. December 5, 2013.

“Do violent video games contribute to youth violence.” ProCon.org. Pros Cons.org, Oct. 15, 2013. Web. December 5, 2013.

Dr. Steinburg. “Bipartisan working group on youth violence”. ncjrs.gov. ncjrs.gov april 2000 2013. Web. December 5, 2013.

Metro News. “ playing video games ‘not harmful to children’”. metro.co.uk. Metro news. August 18, 2013. Web. December 5, 2013.
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