Violent Video Games and Violent Behaviour Hazel O’ Connor The University of Limerick Violent video games and violent behaviour Oxford dictionary defines violence as “behaviour involving physical force intended to hurt, damage or kill”. Violence has always existed, but is the use of violence in the popular video games played today causing an increase in this problem? “Violence is one of the most fun things to watch” – Quentin Tarentino..REFERENCE With the demand for video games growing constantly in today’s world, it is not surprising that there are concerns relating to the impact of these games on players. Now, 89% of video games contain violence (Children Now, 2001). It is, therefore, no wonder this topic piques much curiosity
Video Games and Crime Do violent video games make people want to hurt other people in real life? Are they making kids commit crimes? Do they put children in danger? Video games can be violent but, they do sometimes make people want to hurt other people also for a lot of people they play these video games because they just like to play the game and have fun. Video games potentially can make people want to hurt others but most around 90% of people play video games just to have fun.
Violent video games are becoming more popular but so are some problems along with it. Video games are known to be fun and all but are they affecting the people who play them. Recent evaluations of the problem have taken place and have found that violent video games can have an effect the user by making them aggressive, causing real life events, or just purely affecting their brain. Aggressive behavior is usually not an effect of playing video games but now it is becoming a reality. People are looking hard into this matter and an a example would be a group studying how much V.V.E someone gets.
(CNN.com) Playing too much violent video games can make the player think violence is fun. When the game is played the teen can associates violence with entertainment. Also for performing violent acts the player always gets a reward. If the person plays the game too much they can develop the habit of being aggressive for fun. In some way if the game is played to much the boundaries between violence and fun in the game and violent in real life can be crossed.
There has been an ongoing debate on whether or not there is a relationship between violent video games and engaging in violent acts. The majority of best-selling games involve frequent acts of violence as the central gameplay theme such as; Call of Duty, Halo, Grand Theft Auto, and Battlefield. In today 's media, we see acts of violence everywhere. I have personally seen people blame violent video games for recent school shootings that have occurred. One of the biggest question in our society at the moment is, do violent video games have a long-term effect on people, or are there other contributing factors that lead to such violence?
The article “Do Video Games Kill” written by Karen Sternheimer responds to one of the most sought-after question; are video games the cause for “young killers”? (220) Sternheimer believes the influence of video games on today’s youth maybe spiraling out of control. She focuses most of the blame on the media, politicians and the Juvenile Justice System. Sternheimer suggests that there are other factors to blame for violent behavior: poverty, the neighborhood, unemployment, family violence, divorced parents and mental illness (218). While juvenile crimes have declined, and personal backgrounds effect actions, it cannot be proven that video game violence has no to little effect on America’s youth.
In this essay You will see my Claims on why video games are violent. My 1st claim on why violent video games are bad is that it disrespects women games allow you to hit women or talk disrespectfully to a woman. you know that kids mimic what they see on television and they could try that on their mothers, sisters, and future girlfriends. Me personally I feel as though kids under a certain age should be restricted from playing those games and parents should not pay for or buy this game for their kids. It Also
Are violent video games responsible for real-life violence? Are children who have grown up playing graphic games more aggressive than their peers? Did violent video games inspire mass killings, usually done by young adults, such as the Newtown massacre? Scientists and psychologists have been studying violent video games and their connection to aggression and violence in the real world for decades. These questions have recently resurfaced after Vice President Joe Biden stated that research should be conducted on violence and violent video games after the recent controversial debate over gun control.
Violence in Mass Media Video games train killers. Movies have way too much violence. People who see a lot of violence become unsensitive in a long-term period. Those are the main points about violence in mass media. People want violence to be reduced because violence in media causes aggression in kids and some adults.