Video games can cause behavior problems Name: Institute: Course Title: Instructor: Date: Video games can cause behavior problems Introduction Video games do have an effect on people’s behaviors and can cause behavior problems on children. However, these effects have been found to be both positive and negative, depending on the type and content of the video game. For instance, violent video games and educative video games have different effects on people. Age is also a factor. Children are more influenced more psychologically by these video games than adults and this may lead to behavior problems if exposed to violent and highly sexual explicit video games with no control.
When kids are playing video games, they can have effects of bad behavior and they lose their innocence by becoming desensitized. To start off, violent video games contributes to aggressive behaviors in kids. Children learn from influence so when they play video games they learn it is okay to act violent. In an article from TIME it declares that “When asked if it was okay for a boy to strike a peer if that peer said something negative about him, for example, these kids were more likely to say yes” (paragraph 7). This shows that kids are more likely to have bad behavior if they play violent video games by lashing out at classmates and bullying them.
With this in mind, some researchers are alleging that aggressive behavior is resulting from violent video games while others disagree completely. Studies show children that already have aggressive tendencies prior to playing video games will be aggressive by nature. Furthermore, researchers discovered that the length of game play and the competitiveness of the game can have more effect on the violent behavior than the type of game being played. It is too complicated to determine how violent video games affect children because there are many variables that can cause different results that would have an effect on the outcome. With this in mind, violent video games do not make kids more aggressive.
Violent video games Video games are the most attractive activity for kids. Video games make the kids escape from reality. Video games have a few positive points that affect the kids, but violent video games start to spread more and more till it hits the kid’s world. Kids just being kids by playing those video games without noticing might affect them negatively. Violence could lead to serious issues, but what kind of things makes any person specially kids violent.
Playing Violent Videogames Has Negative Effects on the Behavior of Young Adolescents Bella van Arendonk Enlish and Popular Science Brigitte van Pelt - Hinkle Avans University of Applied Sciences Playing Violent Videogames Has Negative Effects on the Behavior of Young Adolescents. Everyone has memories of when they were young and having fun. Some children liked to play outside all day, others were more interested in playing videogames. Just imagine you would be able to play your favorite videogame in real life. Wouldn’t that be amazing?
As some people believe and have studied such as Bill Korach who wrote “Violent Video Games Promote Violence”, violence is what creates real world problems. In a study to find out what the effects of violent video games have a people they found that “...exposure to a graphically violent video game increased aggressive thoughts and behavior” (Korach). While both male and female participants had similar results, men appeared to be more aggressive than women after playing such a game. Being more aggressive due to a violent video game is not the only result of playing violent games. Playing a game like “GTA5” shows the player and give the player the ability to kill and beat people up that are civilians.
Furthermore, many children are rewarded in violent games, which confused them the reality and the fantasy. As kids, they also cannot distinguish the suitable games from the bad ones. When they play more violent games which included killing, shooting and others they cannot recognise, the more violently they behave in real world. What is more, the study has already gives the result from the experiments, that is, the intense and violent acts in the video games make real life aggression seems innocuous. In addition, this newly discovered mechanism may thus not only explain in part why violent video games increase aggressive behavior but shows the effects of video games violence.
Video game addiction is very common among teenagers; if it is not treated properly it can end up having long-term negative effects on the addict. While many do not consider video game addiction as an actual disorder because of the lack of sufficient studies to support the claim, assuming it is harmless and is just a phase will not solve the issue. To be considered an addict, the person must have a strong dependence or obsession on the substance or behavior; if the person is unable to get the satisfaction of doing or using the substance it can result in unhappiness or depression according to Dr. Michael Brody. Compulsive behavior like extreme gaming is considered an addiction. Typically the word addiction is used in association with abuse of substances such as alcohol or drugs.
One way the violent video games cause depression is, “Both fictional and news programming can cause lasting emotional upset, though the themes that upset children” (Wilson). This shows that the games may upset the children and then make them feel weird emotions. And then the kids will not know how to deal with these weird emotions so then they can do so unusual things. Also another way these violent video games can cause depression is because, “Due to mixed emotions of kids playing violent video games a man went on a killing spree” (Wilson). This shows that the bad emotions made the kid go crazy, because then they could hurt others without