Violent Video Games

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It has been found in many studies that violent video games lead to violent actions being done by the children or teens playing the games. Many middle schoolers have minds that can be easily influenced by their environment and what they are seeing. Violent video games are harmful to children because of the effects it has on their behaviour, mental health and social interaction skills. Violent video games can give them the idea that violence is the answer and that what 's happening in the video game is appropriate to do in the real world to real people. The article states, “"40% of middle school girls who played at least one Mature-rated (M-rated) game hit or beat up someone, compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play M-rated games" (Grand Theft Childhood: The Surprising Truth about Violent Video Games and What Parents Can Do). This is important because the girls who played the video games and beat someone up was over double the amount of girls who haven’t played violent video games and beat someone up. Beating someone up takes a lot of courage and doesn’t just happen frequently. If people who play more video games have more violent tendencies, there has to be a correlation. If almost ½ of girls have beat someone up, that 's an issue. Another study was done to show how violent video games can change the way people act and that even if this wasn’t how they acted before, it can change them to do stuff that isn’t their typical behaviour. This evidence

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