Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children

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Effects of Violent Video Games on Children Video games have appeared and become popular since the 1970s. Since then, it has become a form of entertainment across the world. It was firstly designed for the purpose of creating a visual entertainment, where people could do anything as they want as the video games allow them to. That way, people can get entertained and relax after a tired day of working and school. The popular video games which we could probably know such as Tetris, Mario, these games were great to play either to get entertained. However, time has passed and the video games also have changed. Currently, the mainstream trend of video games is biased on violence. “Recent content analyses reveal that as many as 89% of video games …show more content…
People who play violent video games say that it is normal to play these, it does not affect to them badly, and the only reason they want to play these because it makes them feel better when they can do violent, illegal activities in the game. However, it is not simple as they said. We do know that nowadays, with this era of violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto, Mortal Kombat, children are being affected negatively. “A meta- analytic review of the video-game research literature reveals that violent video games increase aggressive behavior in children and young adults. Analyses also reveal that exposure to violent video games increases physiological arousal and aggression-related thoughts and feelings. Playing violent video games also decrease prosocial behavior.” In addition, the children are too young to perceive the potential hazard of playing violent video games by themselves. Therefore, we need to know exactly that how violent video games have affected badly to the children in order to make sure that our children can …show more content…
Playing video games in general, and violent video games, in particular has affected profoundly to children education. It has an intense attraction that can draw any children’s attention into it, and if they are not strong enough to against its attraction, they could be addicted to it then, even adults find it is hard to against. Once they get addicted to video games, they would spend most of the time to play and ignore everything nearby including education. Some studies that have monitored children’s time use indicate that children who own video games spend more time playing these games, on the other hand, spend less time engaged in after-school education activities, and earn lower grades than children who do not own. The other effect of playing violent video games is increasing criminal rate. Most of the violent video games nowadays encourage players to do illegal activities to get a reward such as Grand Theft Auto, the game requires you to steal car, kill innocent bystanders to complete its quests. However, this matter needs to be abolished immediately because it leads to wrong thoughts and behaviors of children. These may not affect them immediately but since it has been established in their minds, it could get them into big troubles in the near future and become criminal is

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