Essay Video Games Do Not Cause School Violence

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Kids have been acting out by what they see and experience in their precious video games in recent years. As a result, children and teenagers are acting out because of what games they are playing on their Xbox’s, Playstation, Ect. Scientists and doctors know that kid’s brains are not fully developed so what see on television, wond them, and of course video games will influence them. So when kids are playing violent games such as shooting games, fighting games, combat, ect, they will be influenced to act like what they are playing on their video game consoles. Video games cause children to have violent behavior because it influences negatively on their developing brains, causes addiction to playing, and school violence. To begin with, Video…show more content…
The source reveals…” His remarks were dismissed by Chris Grady, a survivor of the February 14 shootings at Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida: "I grew up playing video games ... first-person shooter games, and I would never, ever dream of taking the lives of any of my peers."(Scutti 1). This does not portray school violence because of video games because the shooter was already mentally ill. The shooter Nicholas Cruz was proven to be mentally ill which caused him to act out. This shows that video games were not the cause of this tragedy, but that we need stricter gun laws and regulations on who owns guns. Furthermore, the source reveals..” Harper-Mercer was known as a recluse who was obsessed with violent gaming and the digital world, even finding supporters on those sites. On an anonymous chat room website called 4chan, there are messages that talk about what he was planning to do.”(Fletcher 2). This does not portray video game violence because this student got inspiration from a shooter game to carry it out in real life. He perfectly planned it out and told everybody but not everyone believed the threat. Video game companies do not realize what influence they have on teenagers to cause them to do such heinous crimes like
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