In the 21st century, society is noticing a drastic change in the new generation. Going outside has become a thing of the past for some and many parents struggle to get their children to stop playing video games. Submersed in the world of violent video games, society has started to scorn the idea of them. Though video games seem to have a lot of drawbacks, other parts of society encourage the development of video games. While many believe that video games are detrimental to society they actually hold many benefits for all age ranges.
"A New Study Shows Benefits of Violent Video Games for Kids’ Learning." Washington Post. The Washington Post, 02 Dec. 2013. Web. 27 Mar.
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.
Excessive video game playing has been a problem with today’s youth they have had more influences over the youth than ever before. That brings to my attention a question, how do video games affect the youth of our society? Excessive video game playing, especially violent video games, can lead to youth violence, a decrease in academic success and many other negative things. I realize that some parents believe that they can be good for children, I agree but I also disagree in some cases. Some parents allow their children to play video games to keep a social life and to learn how to use strategies.
Scope The purpose of this report is to know both the good and bad influences of video games on children’s behavior and mind. Parents aren’t aware of what video games may led their children to, thus an informative report was required to give insights about this important topic. Methodology This research was conducted u... ... middle of paper ... ...ain and the health. In fact, violence video games influence children’s behavior badly, thus the child led to be aggressive. Many parents suffer from video games, due to the influences of it on their children.
Video games are a very common past-time. The majority of the objectives of these games require children to act out some sort of violence. Children who are going through hard times can use violent games to act out their anger. “We have seen a lot of studies documenting that individuals with what we call ‘low self-concept’ and people that are going through difficult times, can act out their aggressive fantasies through these games” (Mundell). Using these games to act out their anger can be an unhealthy practice.
Violent video games can change children’s actions. In the article entitled “Can Playing Video Games be Harmful to Your Kids “ Manshacter said, “According to a 2008 Harns Interactive Poll, 23% of kids admitted the actually felt addicted to playing video games.”(P).After playing video games kids could get addicted of playing these video games. She also says, “He may follow what is called the “game mentally”….your child hears negative comments online between gamers or about the game itself then your child is more likely to change the way he feels”(pg28) Hearing negative things online can affect how they react to verbal offensives. As a result video games affects the way children feel or act after playing. Bad Social Life can be caused by Video Games Users become le... ... middle of paper ... ...learly, video games are associated with problems you get after playing for a long period of time.
With increasing development in graphics, it made the video games much more realistic than ever before, and made video games as popular as they are now. Today approximately 90% of children spend about one-third of their day with some form of electronic device (Agarwal 38). Since video games play such a major role in children’s everyday lives, researchers have begun to question the influence these games have on the young people who are playing them. Both positive and negative influences have been identified leading to some controversy as to the wisdom of young people spending so much time playing these games. People usually think that video games can hurt children’s social skills majorly, but some video games actually help strengthen them.
Violent video games do effect children, whether the effect is immediate, long term or short lived, children should not be introduced to such behavior at such a young age. Parent’s need to step in, be aware of the games their children are playing and limit them. Violent video games reward children for violent behavior, increase aggression and teach children that it is okay to resolve conflict through violence. Studies have produced reliable evidence to prove that violent video games do affect thoughts, heart rate and blood pressure. People who play violent video games have gunned down schools.