Why Do Video Games Cause Violence?

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Let’s take a trip down memory lane. What we’re going to see is violence. Violence has been around forever. There was violence in World War 1. There was violence in the Revolutionary War. There was violence in the Roman Empire. There was even violence in the Bible. Violence has been around since the beginning of mankind, yet video games haven’t been around for half that time. In fact video games have only recently come about in the last few decades. With that in mind it would be ridiculous to say that video games cause violence when they haven’t even been around long enough to prove that there is a real connection between the two. That’s why there is no real link between video game violence and real world violence. One compelling piece of evidence…show more content…
Rock n’ roll, television, movies, mystery novels, even Shakespeare, all of these things were once believed to be a major cause of violence in our youth (Bezio). This is because when we are children, things are joyful and carefree. Children don’t have a care in the world, other than if they are going to miss the premiere of a new episode of their favorite cartoon. When they grow up to be responsible adults, they get to see what the world is really like, the good the bad and the ugly. So of course they look back to the days when times were better and wonder “What the heck happened to this world!?” What could have happened to this once so wonderful world, what could have gone wrong? While in search for these answers we often take a look at the technology that didn’t exist 20, 30, or 40 years ago and think “Man we didn’t have that back in the day when we were kids that must be why society is so messed up now (Bezio). The problem is it’s a never ending cycle. There will always be new technology the new generation will grow up with that wasn’t around in their parent’s time, and that technology will always be criticized by the older
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