Do Video Games Lead to Violence?

1781 Words8 Pages
At a white house meeting of local and state officials the President was speaking regarding security after the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. He blamed the gaming culture and the depiction of violence in it. He states: "We have to look at the Internet because a lot of bad things are happening to young kids and young minds and their minds are being formed, and we have to do something about maybe what they’re seeing and how they’re seeing it, and also video games, I'm hearing more and more people saying the level of violence in video games is really shaping young people's thoughts" he said. Even though for some people President Trump might absolutely be the most stupid president there has ever been, yet he does seem to understand the effect that seeing a certain thing has on the development of young brains. It is absolutely true that a part of your brain that wants to adopt what it has seen gets trained continuously when you watch something. People and Governments around the world have been having a lot of discussions on this topic and have been planning on how to make stricter ratings and banning some of…show more content…
This statement needs to be thought upon a great deal while handling such situations. If we talk about games in general we across many which have nothing to do with violence which are more often associated to the simpler times. Appropriate measures should be taken to promote such games which lack killings, weapons and controlling the weak. Studies should be conducted. An essential conclusion must be reached worldwide whether we can allow our people to carry on using the weapon of destruction commonly available at every other household with no check of the content. A simple PG 13 written on the top of the game is not very effective in stopping an actual 11 year old from playing it. The world needs peace. People need to see what peace looks like in order to bring it into
Open Document