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.
"Bowling for Columbine" is a documentary about the controversial issue of legal firearms ownership in United States. Michael Moore investigates the reason for these events (purchase/sale of weapons, racism, poverty, fear, etc), addressing the government and mass media, as the main causes of these consequences. Throughout the documentary shows various scenarios that attempt to clarify why in US there is an extremely dependency on firearms. Facts and figures are presented, contrasted with rates of gun ownership and crime in other countries such as Canada. Moore interviews people questioned as the famous singer Marilyn Manson, who was accused of inducing violence at Columbine boys through their lyrics; or Charlton Heston, president of the National
In the Sandy Hook shooting in 2012, Adam Lanza walked into Sandy Hook Elementary School and shot twenty-six people. Lanza was confirmed to be a player of violent video games. Violence in media can cause people to act aggressively and in inappropriate ways. For this reason, their exposure to violent movies, TV shows, and video games should be limited. People, especially children, reenact the media’s material, causing bullying, absent mindedness, and even school shootings.
This shows that gun free zones are targeted the most like schools which shows that gun laws don’t work because of the amount of mass shootings in these restricted zones. We have had to many shootings in gun free zones and we have to loosen up restrictions in these zones and increase security in these zones to combat the criminals that do their sick acts of terror. The background to my paper will be talking about the mass shootings to backup my claims I will use 4 examples of mass shootings that happened in gun free zones and 2 happened to be at schools where children study. The first place is a school named Sandy Hook elementary where in Newtown, Connecticut CNN claims “Adam Lanza, 20, guns down 20 children, ages six and seven, and six adults, school staff and faculty, before turning the gun on
Kids learn by modelling. The more kids play violent video games, the less time they spend doing more productive things. One in every five adolescents could be classified as pathologically dependent on video games. Dr.Anderson conducted a study that involved 225 college students aged 18 to 25.
The right looks at it from a criminal’s point of view, if a shooter has to pick between 2 schools to shoot up; one with carrying teachers, and one without any guns, which would they pick? In an article published my Matthew Lynch, he stated that over 80 percent of the prisoners in America are high-school dropouts. There is a major correlation between education and success in this country. Guns were probably used in many of these crimes that resulted in the shooter being put into prison. An Inmate costs the taxpayers roughly $32,000 a year, while a high school student costs $10,000.
Many believe that nearby officers can build relationships with children, while conducting the drills. Surprisingly, cardiac arrest also claims many children; therefore, many local schools have adopted heart safety drills. Before the 2000s, schools barely had heart safety programs, until the tragic death of Kimberly Gillary flooded the news. On
What a great fun that I feel when I win a difficult video game, it is really exciting. It took me a very long period to forget the massage on the screen (GAME OVER ).But with the time I realized that Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behavior than those considered harmless, so that I choose some researches that can deal with case . More and more kids are playing video and computer games — especially ultra-violent ones that are top sellers. Research shows that children are also spending increasing amounts of time playing them: an average of 13 hours per week for boys and five hours for girls.
Social scientists have been specifically studying the influence of video games since the 1980’s. As time has gone on, video games have gone from harmless Pac-Man to games specifically made for killing people and remake a digital version of war.
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.