Video Game Violence's Negative Effects On Children

Most kids nowadays are simply entertained by a simple video game. Whether the game be on a computer or on a gaming console. A majority of the video games today are filled with some form of violence. The violence in these games today can affect children early in their childhood.

At an early age kids start playing video games by watching an adult or older sibling play them. Video games are a way of entertainment but sometimes too much time is spent on entertainment. In Dr. Phil 's article he states that a research has been done and found out “ an average of 13 hours per week [played] for boys and five hours [played] for girls (Children and Violent Video Games; par 1). Kids should have there time spent less on video games and more
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Not only are they spend a good amount of time playing, but the violence is leading to a rise in the children 's aggression. Dr. Phil states in the article that "The number one negative effect is they tend to inappropriately resolve anxiety by externalizing it. So, when kids have anxiety... instead of soothing themselves, calming themselves, talking about it, expressing it to someone … they tend to externalize it. They can attack something, they can kick a wall, they can be mean to a dog or a pet (Children and Violent Video Games; par 2). Kids do not tend to learn good traits from violent video games they tend to form bad habits. They are not provided with good moral values but as stated in the article "If you shoot somebody in one of these games, you do not go to jail, you don 't get penalized in some way — you get extra points" (Dr. Phil; Children and Violent Video Games; par 3). This does not mean that all kids will take it to that extreme but it will cause to have a rise in the use of aggressive language, they do use more …show more content…
John; 8 Ways Violent Video Games Are Bad for Your Kids; par 4) They are the main reason for this stated that “[r]ather than just passively watching a rated-R violent movie … they are one of the main characters inside the adventure. The entire experience becomes ... more meaningful”( 8 Ways Violent Video Games Are Bad for Your Kids; par 4). Another result of violent video games not being good for them is that it cause them to have a feeling of success from killing someone; when instead the should get that feeling for doing something good( 8 Ways Violent Video Games Are Bad for Your Kids; par 5). If some of the violent videos they can lead to be very violent to women and that could be harmful to a child mindset as they are growing up and show them that there is no need to respect women or even worst behavior towards them ( 8 Ways Violent Video Games Are Bad for Your Kids; par 6). Not only do violent videos games contain violence but, they also tend to have inappropriate sexual content and most parents would not “want [their] kids learn[ing] about the birds and bees through a game”( 8 Ways Violent Video Games Are Bad for Your Kids; par 7). The violence from the video games does not show kids how to properly deal with troublesome situations rather

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