Violent Video Games

Do They Encourage Violence?

Do Violent Video Games Contribute To Youth Violence?

There are many video games in the world some of them are violent. So many video games have violent activities in them and some people believe it has caused children to be more violent toward each other. These violent video games are showing children that being violent is ok and it is not. Children need to know violence is not the way to solve a problem and is unacceptable. So the question is do violent video games contribute to youth violence? Some people say yes it is the cause of their violence, other people don't believe it is the cause of violence. Some people believe it's an issue because more kids are getting bullied, the school shooting that have happened, and violence towards women. I do believe it is an issue and it is the cause for children to be more violent toward each other or anyone to be more violent.

Pros

1. Video games often reward players for simulating violence, and thus enhance the learning of violent behaviors. Studies suggest that when violence is rewarded in video games, players exhibit increased aggressive behavior compared to players of video games where violence is punished. [23] 
2. Violent video games teach youth that violence is an acceptable conflict-solving strategy and an appropriate way to achieve one's goals. [26] A 2009 study found that youth who play violent video games have lower belief in the use of nonviolent strategies and are less forgiving than players of nonviolent video games.
3. Violent video games require active participation, repetition, and identification with the violent character. With new game controllers allowing more physical interaction, the immersive and interactive characteristics of video games can increase the likelihood of youth violence. [5]

Cons

1. A 2004 US Secret Service review of previous school-based attacks found that one-eighth of attackers exhibited an interest in violent video games, less than the rate of interest attackers showed in violent movies, books, and violence in their own


2. A 2004 US Secret Service review of previous school-based attacks found that one-eighth of attackers exhibited an interest in violent video games, less than the rate of interest attackers showed in violent movies, books, and violence in their own writings. The report did not find a relationship between playing violent video games and school shootings. [35]writings. The report did not find a relationship between playing violent video games and school shootings. [35]


3. Playing violent video games provides a safe outlet for aggressive and angry feelings. A 2007 study reported that 45% of boys played video games because "it helps me get my anger out" and 62% played because it "helps me relax." [37]

What Do I Believe?

People believe violent video games cause children to be more violent toward each other. Other people believe it is not true those games don't cause more violence. What do I believe? I believe that violent video games cause children to be more violent toward each other. Violent video games goes against the first amendment on the U.S constitution, that the freedom of speech applies to digital content as well.

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The pros and cons information comes from www.procon.org

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In What Side Am I On? I got some information from www.Cnet.com

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