The Effects Of Video Games On Children Essay

1281 Words May 4th, 2016 6 Pages
In today’s society, video games have caused children to act out aggressively and violently. The evolution of video games over the decades has been drastic. Modern video games allow adolescents to acquire knowledge that would not be available to them otherwise, such as accurate aiming and shooting a gun. In a virtual world, there is no consequences for crime, which teaches them that it is okay to be a murderer, thief, drug dealer, or alcoholic. After an extended amount of time spent in a virtual world, it can become difficult to differentiate reality from a game. Games alone do not cause aggressive behavior to arise, but combined with other emotional or mental problems, they can cause teenagers to develop a dangerous lifestyle due to their undeveloped brains. To eliminate the negative effects on children, video game use should be regulated by parents. Aggression in young people can often be attributed yo the use of video games along with other factors. However, there is no distinct connection between violence and gaming. Studies show that children who game show less positive behavior then those who do not. Though the link is not direct, video games combined with other factors, such as depression, bullying, or abandonment (Sifferlin 1). The results of trials dealing with the effects of video game varies with location, experiment type, and the students being tested. The Supreme Court ruled there is no connection due to the lack of evidence on the subject. In order to prevent…

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