Violent video games are worse than they are interpreted and there are many problems that are a result of playing them. Scientists have conducted studies and have worked together to determine how bad shooting and surviving bloody massacres in a screen can really be. Violent video games are harmful because they can lead to health problems and effect learning , portray bad things and teach kids wrong doings, and can lead to serious crimes. Playing video games can lead to brain damage and effect learning. Dodging bullets and using virtual maps for survival affects the way gamers handle pressure.
There is no scientific, consensus-backed research supporting the idea that playing video games makes a person more violent. However, this misguided theory prevails. After a shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, left 17 people dead on February 14th, a handful of politicians accused video games for corrupting young minds and inciting violent behavior. Days later, President Donald Trump said during a meeting about safety in schools, "I'm hearing more and more people say the level of violence on video games is really shaping young people's thoughts. In a study consisting of 194 children from the Netherlands, children and parents were observed of their gaming habits, violent gaming, and outcomes related to aggression.
This shows that violent video games can alter an adolescent's because they create more anger in their minds and they create negative reactions when it's unnecessary. Another piece of evidence is that research has proven, when a kid plays game for too long, their brain activity involving empathy is suppressed and it makes it hard for the gamer to feel pain for others (Drinka par. 17). All of this evidence shows that violent video games cause real world violence and have unfavorable mental outcomes on an adolescent's mind because their anger will increase and their empathy will decrease. The anger of the game can come into the adolescent's real life and can turn the kids engaging in them
On the other hand society will still think video games can cause violence they will try an throw at you many scenarios in which a teenager killed people or got addicted. In my experience I have played video games since I was 6 years old from racing games to violent video games in which I never thought of doing horrible actions. Their parents have to see if their child is responsible enough to act mature enough for a game. Its mostly the older generation that blames video games since they just see blood and gore on the
But everything is not absolutely right or wrong. The violent video game also has the good effect. By playing violent video games, it can provide opportunities for children to explore virtually the consequences of violent actions and to develop their moral compasses. According to a study, “The Next Level of Research on Electronic Play: Potential Benefits and Contextual Influences for Children and Adolescents”, by Dorothy Salonius-Pasternak and Holly Gelfond , Violent video game can simulate the moral issue such as “war”, “violence”, and “death” without real world consequence. A researcher at the Harvard Medical School Center for Mental Health and Media wrote about her research: “Many war-themed video games allow or require players to take the roles of soldiers from different sides of a conflict, perhaps making players more aware of the costs of war."
Video games can lead to violence in real life since they offer children mental fulfillment which leads children to want to play them, and video game makers are targeting the majority of consumers (adults) which means children are playing adult themed games every day, in turn causing children to normalize the violence they see while they are young and impressionable. If this country wants an aggressive future then they should keep letting their children play violent, and graphic video
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Violence could lead to serious issues, but what kind of things makes any person specially kids violent. Violent video games could cause behavior problems for kids; kids should do other activities rather than video games, some video games lead to bad behavior and violence. So video games lead to violent actions by kids and violent could lead to a grievous problem. Video games were very popular. Generation after generation video games has developed, but unfortunately after all that development it starts to become worst.
This is due to the general notion that violent video games have a negative impact on the behavior patterns of a developing mind. Yet, recent studies have shown that violent video games effect young teenagers in many different ways, that can end leaving a positive impact on the behavior of the teenager in the long run. Violent video games have the potential of having a positive impact the behavior of teenagers because they act as a portal for
In recent years, people have introduced many new forms of entertainment; one of the most popular forms of entertainment is video games. Today the people in the world spend most of their time playing video games. These are fun engaging and young people feel like playing games in their spare time. Moreover, video games are enjoyable, fun and entertaining activities we can do in today’s world, even though they are expensive. Several people argue video games are bad for children because such games provide aggressive behavior, on the other hand many people says that these games are good because they give you to express feeling and improve decisions making skill.