How Do Video Games Influence Unethical Behavior

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What is to blame for the corrupt behavior in teens? Do video games influence unethical behavior? Should we really blame something that just brings joy to a kids life? Video games began to be popular around the 1980s and have blown up since. With recent violent crimes done in schools its making parents worldwide look for something to blame, and with the new advances in technology, video games have gotten more lifelike than ever. Although video games are becoming more realistic with time, they do not ultimately influence hostile behavior because we cannot jump to conclusions, most studies came back inconclusive, and they keep teens out of trouble. As a nation we are jumping to conclusions and wrongfully accusing video games from ruining teens and making them want to do things to hurt others. Blaming video games is awry and misleading our nation 's youth from the truth. As stated by a CNN article addressing this issue, “Kids between the ages of 12 and 17, the number rises to 97%” With that majority nationwide playing video games, if videogames are influencing bad behavior, we should see more accidents with teens getting into trouble. As Dr. Whitney DeCamp is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Western Michigan University put it, "we need to take a lot of caution before we place the blame on any one particular thing." And Christopher Ferguson, associate professor and co-chairman of the Department of Psychology at Stetson University added"almost all young

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