Video Games Have A Negative Impact On Adolescent Behavior Essay

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Video Games Have a Negative Impact on Adolescent Behavior

“I’ve been waiting to do this for years”, says Chris Harper in a online group chat the night before he commenced the massacre that would leave 10 people dead and many more injured on the Umpqua Campus. Chris was known for spending most of his time playing and obsessing over violent video games, I which is the leading cause of the shooting. Chris is not the only example In which the mind was overcome by violent thoughts due to violent video games, as many others have been affected with the addiction and obsession. Mental health is not the only thing damaged when you play violent video games, as your health and performance in school is affected (CharismaNews).

Playing violent video games can poison the minds of the adolescent and destroy their mental health to the point of ruining the person 's perception of reality vs fantasy. August 16th 2013 a 8-year-old Louisiana boy intentionally shot and killed his grandmother after playing a violent video game. The boy was playing a video game on the Play Station III 'Grand Theft Auto IV, ' a realistic game that has been known for encouraging violence and awards points to players for killing people, just minutes before the killing occurred (CNN).. The association of violent video games with children is impairing their ability to tell the difference between reality and fantasy. A study done from the National Institute of Mental Health explains how the brain in children of…

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