Should violent video game be sold to kids under 18,I said no. why did those video game got into the child's hand,because who ever sold the video game didnt care about what will happen to the kids,all they care is money! (Main #1) However, there are a bunch of bad things about those video game, but the Most of the bad effects of video games are blamed on the violence they contain. according to a scientific study, children who play more violent video games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and decreased prosocial helping, The effect of video game violence in kids is worsened by the games’ interactive nature. In many games, kids are rewarded for being more violent.
She then brings up the issue of unnerving newspaper headlines such as “Bloodlust Video Games Put Kids in the Crosshairs” (205). Sternheimer feels not enough emphasis has been given to other issues such as “social rejection and depression” (206). She also brings our attention to information on statistical evidence. Sternheimer believed it to be “controversial” and feels it “exclude[s] a host of other factors” (207). Sternheimer feels it is these other over looked factors that are truly the cause of “young killers” (210).
She also admits that one of the problems with video games is that there is no standard for rating video games, so any content that is profitable is acceptable. One thing that she states is that the violence in video games has been linked to violence in the lives of the viewers, and that people who play video games naturally have a more aggressive personality. Though TV has also been known to show violence, Wrights says that video games are worse because they’re interactive. She also asserts that though people may like to deny the negative effects of video games, they cannot deny that the media is a manipulative tool that is used to trigger emotions. Wright’s closing statement is a warning to parents; she says that they need to educate themselves to keep their children safe.
Do violent video games lead to actual violence and increased aggression? Some feel that they don’t have any correlation while others feel that they are a direct cause. I believe that that violent video games increase aggression & violence because these gaming systems are mostly played by young children who are easily influenced and create a thin line between reality & fiction. According to Pediatric Nursing volume 26 issue 6 most children of both genders prefer games with violent content. When electronic video games were first introduced in the late 1970’s, they were basic animated interactive games such as Atari’s Pong.
Violent video games can lead to an increase aggressive behavior in children if parents do not make it clear that the behavior exhibited in these games is inappropriate. Children and adolescents need to be made to understand that the way people act in these games is not reality. Parents need to monitor the content of games their children are playing, as well as the amount of time spent playing them. Aggression is defined by the (American Psychological Association, 2012) as “behavior that causes psychological or physical harm to another individual.” This means that not all aggressive behavior is physical; it can also include insulting, obnoxious, and rude behavior. The Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) defines violence in video games as, “Scenes involving aggressive conflict.
Violent video games have the most negative psychological effects including: decreased socialization, increased aggressive thoughts, behaviors, and feelings. Children who play more violent video games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. The effect of video game violence in children is worsened by the games’ interactive nature. In many games, children are rewarded for being more violent. The act of violence is done repeatedly.
Maybe adult pornography sites don’t apply to every single kid, but how about the violent, gory, and explicit video games that elementary school children play? They still play those horrific games even when it gives them nightmares, and affects their ability to work during school. The internet is also like the home of false information and children trafficking center. As cliché as it sounds, not everything from the internet is true; people can
Aggression is the reason behind gun-violence and video games bring that aggression out,”(Studies Suggest Complex Link Between Guns, Violent Video Games). Those with mental problems, such as the Columbine shooters, are thought being influenced more through media. Video games are a huge portion of media and have been for years. “One such game, Grand Theft Auto, has been seen as the starting point of influencing children involving gun violence. More parents everyday don’t give a damn anymore whether their kids play games like this anymore.
In this article, McGoey starts by talking about the violence that have taken place in our schools in the recent years. He does not feel that the solution to America’s problem is as easy and blunt as banning all guns nor adding more regulation because it would easily increase the black market(2). To stop such horrific violence, it must be pulled out at the roots. Careful look at the past incidents shows that evidence of potential violence is found in different areas of the ones that are committing such acts; home, computer, notebook, and school lockers (7). Video games have become more real than ever before.
However, as games become more realistic, the question of if violence and adult content that is portrayed in games could potentially have a negative consequence on its user. There has been much speculation on whether or not video games over the years are causing children and teenagers harm. Experiments have been conducted to show a link between video games and aggressive behavior. Sure it’s easy to point a finger at something to be the cause of children committing criminal activity, such as the media, but where are the facts. Despite these accusations, I would tend to argue that games are not as harmful as so many may think, but instead very beneficial.