Selling violent games to kids

Ismael Awale

My personal opinion

I love video games and I believe everyone should experience them. But video games can effect you for the better or worst. And I believe there should be a little limitation for young kids before they experience the Huge world of games
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The problem

The debate is not should they play them, it's can they play them. How do kids under the legal age get them. Where is the problem ; parents, friends , or some other third source.
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the Parents

There is no doubt that the most common way children get violent games. Because most of the time, and this doesn't apply to all parents, kids can just ask and get it with out a second thought. This is based on the parents personal opinion, because that's their children and they believe they know whats best for them. But this is based on the parents personal opinion, because that's their children and they believe they know whats best for them. This is a hard thing to change without proper statistics.
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Retail 1: Gamestop

I interviewed a Game stop manager about their policy on suspected underage customers. He said if the the game is rated M on esrb rating system then you are required to show your ID. If the kid says their parents are in the car they can't buy the product until the parents come out and show their ID.
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Retail 2: Walmart

When I interviewed the employees at the Walmart and after did it, I became really worried. I went up to the first the Walmart employee I saw and I asked what their policy was and no one had a clue. It's wasn't like they didn't cared, they were honestly bewildered by the request. Which raises other questions, like how many kids have bought games without any repercussions. I eventually got the answer from the manager of the tech department and the policy he gave me was identical to gamestop
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Borrowing from friends

Some times I look at my game shelf and ask myself how many of these did I actually buy. I trade and borrow games from my friends all the time and rarely give them back. The reason are ether my parents will not buy it for me or will eventually buy it for me.
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Buying from friends

When your friend knows you can't have a game that they have, they would properly exploit you for it. I have done this many times with or without my parents permission. This might prompt kids to steal from their parents just to get what they want.
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What is wrong with violent games

There are many forms of media that contain violent imagery: movies, music, TV, and even book. But I can see why video games effect on kids is always debated. In movies, you can see one man get shot by another, you didn't commit the crime but you saw it. But in video games that is a whole different story, you would shoot the man, you committed the crime, you ended a man's life because you thought it was fun.
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The effect on kids

Do video games make you violent? After many years of research on it's effect on kids minds, the results are we don't know. All we know is kids with mental problems should not play them, but should normal kids play them, we don't know.
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conclusion

Games are fun and I still believe everyone should play them, kids and adults alike. But should kids play games that are violent. How should I know, scientist don't even know, so you should decide what your kids wants and not debate it.
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