Video Games And Violence
Video games bring more money than movies and DVDs together. On average, girl spend more than an hour per day playing video games and boys spend more than two hours. Teens spend more time than children do. Video games are designed to be addicting because video game designers, like anyone else are trying to make money off of them like anyone else. Video games have become very realistic. Most games connect to the internet where you can talk to other people playing and play with them. Your child might be playing with an adult you never know what they might be listening too. I read on psychguides that online multiplayer games are very addicting because they generally have no ending. Gamers with this type of addiction enjoy creating and temporarily becoming an online character. They escape from reality. So when children or anyone are forced to turn off the game to eat, sleep or do anything else besides play the game that’s when they might tend to get aggressive.
Not too long ago a review of 300 studies on violent video games and children’s behavior was released. The report came to the conclusion that violent video games present a “risk factor” for heightened aggression in children. Which supports DeCamps hypothesis. Even though it demonstrates a link between the two, playing video games and aggression, the authors acknowledged that some studies were