Violent Video Games

Do They Contribute To Youth Violence?


Extensive research evidence shows that media violence can contribute to aggressive behavior, and that can contribute to the use of weaponry.Experimental studies have shown that violent video games lead to increases in aggressive behavior and aggressive thinking.Violent video games cause players to associate pleasure and happiness with the ability to cause pain in others.


Many children and adults play these games, yet the world has not been reduced to chaos and anarchy.A causal link between violent video games and violent behavior has not been proven to affect behavior or have fears on any certain kind.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."

My Opinion

My opinion is that the violent video games do NOT contibute to youth violence. I think that they are just for fun. Some video games are violent but the game is controlled by a controller. I don't think that they'll know how to reload a gun, the safteys of it or how to fire different weapons.