Essay about The Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children

1055 Words May 9th, 2016 null Page
Since there are many parents that allow their children to play violent video games, there has been an increase on aggressiveness and other negative effects on children now a days. There are many theories about the effects of violent video games. There are positive effects and there are also negative effects but the negative effects exceed those of the positive when it comes to a child or a teenager. Children and teenagers that are still learning don’t know how to differentiate what is right from wrong. Due to irresponsible parents that allow their children to play violent video games, teenagers across the United States have increased in aggressiveness in the past years the games grow more popular. So, when they encounter this kind of video games they tend to be aggressive in the way they think, behave, and treat others.
Why are there many irresponsible parents that allow their children to play violent video games? Many parents now a days let their children play violent video games since they are not conscious about the negative effects that this could bring. There are good theoretical reasons to believe that violent video games are even more harmful that violent TV programs or films. We also have empirical data showing this (Polman et al., 2008) Parents are not aware of how much potential damage these games can bring to their children when they are little. Not many parents know how to protect their children against violent video games. Violent video games can be very…

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