Do Video Games Contribute With Teen Violence?
About 90 percent of U.S. kids ages 8 to 16 play video games, and they spend about 13 hours a week doing so (more if you're a boy). Kids in both the U.S. and Japan who reported playing lots of violent video games had more aggressive behavior months later than their peers who did not. Video Games “DO” make teens more violent!
The young men who opened fire at Columbine High School, at the movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, and in other massacres had this in common: they were video gamers who seemed to be acting out some dark digital fantasy. It was as if all that exposure to computerized violence gave them the idea to go on a rampage or at least fueled their urges. The issue is especially relevant today, because the games are more realistic and bloodier than ever, and because most boys play them at some point. In a report published last summer, psychologists at Brock University in Ontario found that longer periods of violent video game playing among high school students predicted a slightly higher number of such incidents over time. In Conclusion, video gamers that are more violent and take the games seriously will most likely be the ones who commit a crime.
A new study from Canada's Brock University has found that playing violent video games for significant lengths of time can hold back the "moral maturity" of teenagers. Blowing off heads and emptying magazines into snarling hell beasts might be one of teenagers biggest virtual pastimes, but researchers believe that too much violence in video games. Spending too much time within the virtual world of violence may prevent gamers from getting involved in different positive social experiences in real life, and in developing a positive sense of what is right and wrong. Exposure to violence in video games may influence the development of moral reasoning because violence is not only presented as acceptable but is also rewarded to the gamer. In Conclusion, the moral maturity in teenagers is not fully developing because of Violent Video Games.
Every time you play a violent video game, you change. You keep talking about and don't stop. At school your education grades will fall because you keep wanting to play it and don't bother paying attention. The graphics are so real that it seems you are there and holding the remote like a real gun. Also you get points when you kill a person on COD and then you might want to get real life points. You get so much into the game that you want to play it so much to you will do anything to try and shoot a real gun. A boy from California San Diego Middle school said “I am 18 I have been playing call of duty for 10 years and I am in the honor roll in my school. I have won 3 spelling bees and have been MVP on my soccer team for 2 months straight.” In Conclusion, every time you play a violent video game you develop some other kind of personality and you turn into a completely different person!
My claim is that video games do affect kids behavior in violence. Gamers that are more violent and take the games seriously will most likely be the ones who commit a crime. The Moral Maturity in Teenagers is not fully developing because of Violent Video Games. Every time you play a violent video game you develop some other kind of personality and you turn into a completely different person! In conclusion, based on the evidence presented, teens and children do become violent because of violent games.