Violent Video Games Case Study

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Have you ever wondered if violent video games can cause aggression in children? Thousands of children all over the world engage in violent video games for a large amount of time during their day. According to 60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls who played at least one Mature-rated (M-rated) game hit or beat up someone, compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play M-rated games. I will be using naturalistic and case study research methods to determine if violent video games cause aggression in children.

For my naturalistic observations I decided to take a look at a family member who is in middle school. He has always been a video gaming kid while growing up and I wouldn’t say he is an aggressive
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A case study chooses one or a few people to do research on them. I choose to observe 5 random kids at Glenn C. Jones Middle School. They are from all different classes and the only thing they have in common is their love for video games, and their age. Their parents have agreed to let me do a case study on their children Gabe, Everon, Jerry, Phillip, and Keanu who are all in 6th grade and 11 years old. This case study will be over the course of their middle school years as a child. They all love videos games as much as the next boy in middle school does. War games, zombies, wrestling games, Grand Theft Auto and so much more are the most topped played games in the world. (INSERT STATISTIC HERE.) After school each day they have 3 hours from the time they are home to the time they go to bed to play their favorite video games. As they go about their day they all start to play around 6 in the afternoon. They all play Call of Duty Block Ops together through Xbox Live, so they can talk through their headsets. They’re coming up with strategies, and

maneuvering through the course while killing people on the opposite team to gain victory. Some are better than others at playing, but they are all being shot as well dying, and respawning to the check points. As 30 minutes go by they are all starting to get agitated because they are losing. Gabe, Keanu keep dying, and not helping the team win, while Jerry, Everon, and Phillip are gaining all the points, and pulling all the weight. They eventually take a break to recoup, and lets some stress of the game

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