Violent Video Games

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: Jenna was asked to write a short essay about how violent video games affect children by her English teacher. Read it in silence. Circle the new vocabulary words you find and then, answer the questions below. Teacher: Ms. Rolland Class: 3B Date: August 21st, 2017. Does Violence in Video Games Affect Children? I personally hate demons. They’re evil, they’re ugly, and they probably smell horrible. So of course, killing them is a good thing, because you’re liberating the world from their influence. And in videogames, you get to kill bad creatures. That must be good, right? Wrong! Scientists have long battled over whether violent video games have an adverse effect on young people. Indeed, the conclusions of different groups of researchers are so contradictory they could make a professional acrobat dizzy. The Supreme Court recently overturned a ban on violent video games. The court said that video games, even offensive ones, were protected by the First Amendment, and that there wasn 't clear evidence that playing such games really harmed people. Playing violent video games probably will not turn children into psychopathic killers, but it definitely lowers their compassionate feelings and their sympathy for others. Social psychologists at The Ohio State University once showed students violent pictures and found that people who were exposed to a lot of violent video games, had a very low mental respond to the images. They appeared to

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