Do violent video games increase aggression in the people who play them? If so then video games could be responsible for much of the bad news we hear on television. Are video games responsible for school shootings? Do producers of video games need to tone down the violence? What will happen if video games become more and more violent and realistic?
The Effects of Video Games on Children Many people claim that violent video games are desensitizing children to violence, and making them more hostile and aggressive in social situations. Many video games nowadays have some sort of violence. These games can range from mild to extremely brutal. When children are exposed to these games, they very well could affect how children think. These games, when exposed to children, will, in fact, make them desensitized to violence, and even become violent themselves.
“Life is a video game. No matter how good you get, you are always zapped in the end” (“Video Game Quotes” 1). Over time researchers, psychiatrists, and parents have often wondered how damaging violent video games can be to the youth in society. This is an important matter to people with children in their personal lives or work environment. These games have become a large risk factor for aggressive behavior in children.
Another online article named “Video Games and Violence” suggests that viol... ... middle of paper ... ...eb. 2014. Cheryl Olson, ScD, et al., "Factors Correlated with Violent Video Game Use by Adolescent Boys and Girls,” Journal of Adolescent Health, Jan. 2007 Lawrence Kutner, PhD, and Cheryl K. Olsen, ScD, Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth about Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do, 2008 Sohn, Emily. "Video Game Violence." Science News for Kids.
Secondly, the exposure to violent video game provokes adolescents to behave poorly. “(Gentile & Anderson, 2003) state that playing video games may increase aggressive behavior because violent acts are continually repeated throughout the video game”. Whatever adolescents see they do; For example, the concept of ... ... middle of paper ... ...ve damaging effect on children in today’s generation. The effects are aggressive behavior, bad health and bad school grades. It is every important that we as a sociality prevent this from happening by observing the games they play and assuring that it is safe before it is too late.
The first text was an article entitled, “Children and Violent Video Games”, which was found on the Dr. Phil’s website. The second text was an article by Christopher J. Ferguson and Cheryl K. Olson entitled “Video Game Violence Use Among “Vulnerable” Populations: The Impact of Violent Games on Delinquency and Bullying Among Children with Clinically Elevated Depression or Attention Deficit Symptoms.” The first article from Dr. Phil’s website explains how these violent video games install aggression and hatred towards others. The second article shows how research has proven that such accusations are false, and in fact, some of these types of aggressive media actually help children release anger and frustration they possess. The first text speaks to its audience about the negative effects violent video games have on children. The article starts off by stating “that on an average a boy plays thirteen hours of video games per week and girls, on average, play five hours per week”(1).
Excessive video game playing has been a problem with today’s youth they have had more influences over the youth than ever before. That brings to my attention a question, how do video games affect the youth of our society? Excessive video game playing, especially violent video games, can lead to youth violence, a decrease in academic success and many other negative things. I realize that some parents believe that they can be good for children, I agree but I also disagree in some cases. Some parents allow their children to play video games to keep a social life and to learn how to use strategies.
Video games are bad for little children. For example, there are many symptoms to being addicted to video games. Preoccupation, downplaying computer use, lack of control, loss of time, negative impact on other areas of life, hiding from negative or uncomfortable feelings or situations, defensiveness, misuse of money, and mixed feelings are some of the symptoms of addiction ("Video Game Addiction"). Children are more liable to become addicted to video games played online with other people than regular games. Many children who are suffering from addiction are more likely not to have that many friends because they rely on online interaction to make virtual friends ("Video Game Addiction).
Negative Effects on Video Games Throughout people’s lives there is always something that causes a negative effect. Much like violence on TV, video games has negative effects. One of the biggest problems recently is video games causing negative effects on our society. Playing Video Games and Violence Playing video games and violence are very common, yet some people are still not sure what video games are and what they do or cause. In the article “Negative Effects on Video Games’’ by Roy D. Silva, the author states, “Video games are very addictive and they can also lead to tragic consequences’’ (1).
Scope The purpose of this report is to know both the good and bad influences of video games on children’s behavior and mind. Parents aren’t aware of what video games may led their children to, thus an informative report was required to give insights about this important topic. Methodology This research was conducted u... ... middle of paper ... ...ain and the health. In fact, violence video games influence children’s behavior badly, thus the child led to be aggressive. Many parents suffer from video games, due to the influences of it on their children.