It’s no question games are a big factor in teenagers lives and there’s no question that violence in these games amuse its audience. Which comes to the question do violent video games contribute to youth violence? Violent Video games can cause youth to pick up bad habits, quick tempers, and fighting as a way to solve problems. Violent video games do play a part in youth violence. When people play war games like Call of Duty the sole object of the game is to shoot and kill your opponent.
In today’s society so many children are becoming bullies and showing aggressive behavior, in which no one knows why. Parents and adults alike both say that the reason their youth and children are showing these attitudes is the violent, mature video games that the children play on their media device. However, many people say that there are other reasons that children show aggressive behavior and why they become bullies to other children. I believe that there are other reasons than video games that cause a child to become disobedient and unruly. There are many studies that show that video games are not the reason behind the youth’s behavior but other factors in their lives.
Do parents know what violent video games their children are playing? Playing violent games is nontoxic, exciting fun, and no more harmful than watching something graphic on television. This is an arguable point, and people want to know if violence shown in video games cause aggression, violent actions, bullying, or weapon skills. The answer to this is a no-brainer; most parents go about their busy lives and leave their children unsupervised when these activities are taking place. If parents are worried about what their children are learning from this, then they should be under adult supervision during these activities or banned from them.
Games are cool and nice and all but there are some video games that are considered ultra violent video games due to the real world type of violence it shows. These games are graphic and do have violence in it, but it isn’t enough to conquer or influence a teen. In other cases, it may conquer or influence a kid because kids have fresh minds, and learn everything in their way. It’s been experimented to see if games do influence but until present day, yet, there’s no proof or evidence. Violent video games may have an affect on children depending on their age.
The International Journal of Phycology says that, “Adolescents who play more mature rated games were more likely to engage in b... ... middle of paper ... ...ial skills when compared to students not addicted to games” (Boyce,web). The that the influence of video games has even reached as low as elementary schools should be disturbing. In addition, compelling results from a study showed that violent video games significantly decrease empathy and prosocial behavior” (Boyce, Web). Here the author is trying to warn us that exposing our young ones is a big risk to their social lives. Essentially, we need to keep kids away from video games so they are not in any danger.
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.
And while video game sales have gone up, arrest for teens has gone down. Even though many parents believe violent games encourage their kids to act a specific harmful way, a connection between violent personalities and video games has never been officially made. So, no, video games do not enforce rude behavior. Parents and other civilians should stop blaming games for violent encouragement, because if you continue to do so, you should also criticize the movies and media. Works Cited http://www.esrb.org/ratings/ratings_guide.jsp http://videogames.procon.org/
If you have not heard, there is a debate going on about violent video games. The reason for this debate is because of violent crimes committed by youth. Many people blame violent video games for these crimes; they believe that they commit crimes like the ones in those games. Detractors disagree; they believe that violent video games have benefits for playing those types of games. Both sides have articles on a web site called procon.org which shows an copious amount of information for both sides.
If we can stop violence or at least have less violence the world would be a safer,prettier place. Teens,kids,and adults can be affected by video games. Mostly teens and kids can be affected because adults don't really play video games. “Researchers generally believe that people with psychopathic tendencies can at least be affected by video game violence”(Kerstetter). These are the people we would normally think to not give a gun or knife to.
According to an article by an experimental psychologist, Pinker conclude that “exposure to video game has not been shown to be predictive violent behavior” (“Pinker”) . In the other word, video is not the cause to violent. There are many others causes that led to children aggressive behavior such as family violence, bullying or any abusive experience. Assistant professor, Malliet supported that “teens have ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality prevent them from emulating video game violence in real life” (“Malliet”). Kids these days are growing up faster therefore they know the differences between reality and fantasy.