Violent Video Games!

Do violent video games contribute to youth violence?

Why its an issue?!

Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence towards women. Critics argue that these games exposes players to violence, rewards players for simulating violence, and teach children that violence is an acceptable way to resolve conflicts. 10 of the top 20 best-selling video games in the US contained violence. With young children playing violent video games they want to go out and do the same and they mistaken reality and the video games which causes more real life violence.

Cons of Violent Video Games

1.Violent video games cause players to associate pleasure and happiness with the ability to cause pain in others. 2.Several studies in both the United States and Japan have shown that, controlling for prior aggression, children who played more violent video games during the beginning of the school year showed more aggression than their peers later in the school year. 3.A FBI report includes playing violent video games in a list of behaviors associated with school shootings

Pros of Violent Video Games

1.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." 2.Violent video games may affect the form of violence, but does not cause the violence to occur. Youth might model violent acts on what they have seen in video games, but the violence would still occur in the absence of video games. 3.Video game players understand they are playing a game. Their ability to distinguish between fantasy and reality prevents them from emulating video game violence in real life.

Texas constitution and Bill of Rights!

Texas Constitution: The right to be reasonably protected from the accused throughout the criminal justice process. the right to be present at all public court proceedings related to the offense, unless the victim is to testify and the court determines that the victim and aposses testimony would be materially affected if the victim hears other testimony at the trial. Bill of Rights:No person can be charged with a crime unless the charges have been brought by a grand jury.