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The shooting in Newtown, Connec... ... middle of paper ... ...nd violent actions. I’ve only shared some of the cases there are many more and a lot of them happen on an everyday basis’ to where we don’t even notice them. So I think that kids shouldn’t be allowed to play video games because in the long run it will lead to violent behavior. Works Cited 1. "Video Games ProCon.org."
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These video games lead children to believe that randomly shooting a person and stealing a car to get away is normal and fun. "Only ten percent of all video game perpetrators possessed "good" or "prosocial" qualities." (Smith, 2003) This statement proves that video games with such violent nature desensitizes children to violence and promotes such behavior. Therefore, playing violent video games causes children to behave more aggressively. “About 90 percent of U.S. kids ages 8 to 16 play video games, and they spend about 13 hours a week doing so (more if you're a boy).
The human species is an inherently violent species in this generation. When we play video games for extended hours at a time, the game removes us from reality into a new dream world killing and fighting monsters, enemies, and villains. Most humans believe video games do not cause violence; however, drug addiction, murders, and victims of bullying are at an all the time high in the twenty-first century and I believe violent video games are the cause of this matter. Video games create stimulation in the brain that provokes addiction, bullying, and aggression that turns into violence. For hours at a time, young adults and teenagers glue themselves to a screen and play video games constantly.
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The first big console video game to be invented was Pong in 1972 (infostory). Videogames have advanced greatly since the 42 years of its creation, and so have many growing controversies. Its no surprise that videogames have become more and more violent with age and growing technology, but the growing concern is whether it’s making players more violent. Many parents believe that these “violent” games are desensitizing kids and making them more prone to aggressive acts and violent thoughts, but aren’t these kids simply playing a game? The argument that video games result in children becoming more violent has been disproved in studies, ignores the positive affects of videogames, and is managed by the Entertainment Rating Software Board (ESRB) rating system.
These games are like vocabulary words in a teens’ language. A recent discussion has been brought up from the Industry of Coombes Class (ICC). A worker has noticed a few news reports stating that games have influenced shooting sprees or murders in the community. Not only that but also parents are being persuaded to ban their children from playing games. The question is “Are games really influencing teens’ bad behaviors?” Well, violent games have been said to be the cause of teens’ violent acts, but this is not true.