There have been many big controversies over videogames but the biggest controversy is violence in video games. Many parents believe that video games will corrupt their children's minds. Thats not always true because many kids can play a game knowing the difference between reality and imagination. Children learn a lot from their parents so if parents tell the kids before they buy them a game that it is reality and that they should never do it. In recent studies by American Psychological Association (APA) and Brown University that violent video games like shooters can boost children's learning, health, and social skills (washingtonpost).
On the other hand, Parents and other members of society emphasise that violent video games are harmful and should be subject to restrictions given by the authorities. This controversy led to on-going scientific studies, so as to ascertain the effects of these video games on their users. The Controversy Some individuals argue that violent video games can cause children to become less social as well as trigger aggressive behaviour. However, reports prove that these behavioural changes are not reproductive. Kids who are exposed to brutality in their daily lives are more prone to adopting aggression from playing violent video games, than those who do not suffer violence.
Violence in video games can have unhealthy and potentially dangerous effects on young children and adolescents that spend hours a day tapping away at a joy stick with various buttons. Although, the effects of media on behavior are related to the socialism pattern and role taking opportunities they offer, and not only do to more exposure to violent media. Video game violence leads to more aggressive behavior in young children and adolescent. “New research suggests that teenagers who play violent video games are more likely to cheat and experience increased aggression, and have reduced self-control.” (“Video Game Playing and Aggression”, Web). This is due to a games violent content and moral disengagement causes less self-restraint.
However, one of the worst results of violent video games is increased aggression levels. Professor Mark Griffith did a study, from which he commented "The s... ... middle of paper ... ... they are wrong because the games can cause violent behavior and desensitization of violence. Violent behavior can lead to more crimes and murders. Desensitization can lead to lack of interest in fights or death. With gaming becoming a more popular pass time, especially in young people, purchases of violent video games should be monitored more carefully to prevent children from getting their hands on potentially dangerous games.
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. It is the responsibility of the parents and not the law to make sure that their sweet children don’t grow up to be aggressive serial killers. Video game violence has received a great deal of attention nationwide. In some individuals gaming seems to have replaced music, movies, television, and outdoor activities. Violent video games are extremely popular among teens and adults.
In this day and age children are becoming crippled by video games in ways that are detrimental to their health physiologically. Because children are so easily influenced, the video games they play heavily impact their everyday lives in a number of ways. Games such as, Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row, and Call of Duty, are examples of violent video games that may have had a part in a number of issues caused by these video games. Video games increase aggressive behavior, decrease empathy and desensitization, and have been associated with poor school performance. Violent video games have a number of effects on aggressive behavior.
Another effect is that kids become more aggressive with their peers, get into ore arguments and participate in more fights. Lastly, violent video games decrease prosocial behaviors such as positive constructive thinking, they are also more likely to desensitize to violent behavior. On the other hand, many people believe that violent video games have no affect on youth violence but say they actually help as an outlet for anger. Although this may be true, ... ... middle of paper ... ... with no mental health issues. 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.
Violent Video Games Did you know that video games aren’t just fun and games anymore? It may be influencing your child to hurt others. Video games are very enjoyable, but they are also very dangerous and unhealthy for children. More than 90% of children and adolescents play video games, the majority of those games contain violent content. However, this does not mean all types of video games are bad and that children will only develop bad habits from playing the video games.
Desensitization from video games creates a biological response that leads to a lack of empathy and more aggressive behaviors. Furthermore, violence in video games is rewarded, making one more likely to repeat the behavior in real life. Finally, video games allow people to take on roles, and along with one’s inability to separate reality from fantasy, people will take on these roles in real life, leading to many of the recent mass shootings. The debate on video games and violence will carry major significance over these coming years. Although violent video games will not necessarily be banned, there might be moves to educate parents about the dangers of violent video games so that their children can be monitored in the games they choose.
Introduction Violent video games are special games, which negatively influences to the attitude and behavior. These video games are popular between children and teenagers. Since 1980-s years violent games are in political discussion. Because when teenagers usually play violent video games, they are becoming aggressive and then they face with psychological problems. For this, some people claim that violent games are harmful for society and they affect to behavior and health.