Violent Video Games Are Numbing the Minds of Children

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Violent video games are undoubtedly a legalized drug to children and teens, numbing their thoughts and reprogramming their minds. Like a drug, it desensitizes them, and makes them more prone to violence. This idea of violent video games was not a phenomenon until the later 20th century, and evolved from racing into enemies, to free-for-all drug abuse and sexual/physical violence that most youth know and play today. These games have a detrimental impact on teens, making them eat more, become more aggressive, and wash away their morality. Although some may try to argue with reality, countering that its helps them socially, similar to the idea of teens taking drugs, violent video games reduce their overall health and need to be taken care of.

To begin, it is unquestionable that youth show more aggression when playing violent video games. According to the Director of the Center for the Study of Violence, Craig Anderson notes in his article, “The results, overall, have been fairly consistent across types of studies (experimental, cross-sectional, and longitudinal) and across visual media type (televisions, films, video games). There is a significant relation between exposure to media violence and aggressive behavior. Exposing children and adolescents (or ‘youth’) to violent visual media increases the likelihood that they will engage in physical aggression against another person…” (FAQs on Violent Video Games and Other Media Violence, 2009) Clearly, Anderson notes in his article how the level of aggression is a direct relation to the amount and intensity of the video games they play. It also teaches that violence is an acceptable method of problem-solving and a necessary way to attain a goal. According to a 2009 study, youth who pla...

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...aming microphone. Moreover, being physically imbalanced can lead to depression, which may play with one’s emotions as well as keep them from interacting with others in a positive way. With all the fowl language, one can easily pick up the lingo and express their feelings in the wrong way to others, as well as in an unprofessional and inappropriate manner. Furthermore, many studies find that by being physically active, it assures and enhances the well performance of the brain, which is closely linked to the endocrine system which is responsible for releasing hormones. Without proper exercise, one may be depressed or cranky, and may have hormonal imbalance. Many video gamers tend to stay late playing, which may cause fatigue and crankiness. In conclusion, video games in general can affect ones physical health, causing a downfall to all other aspects of that person.
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