Video Games Is Bad For Children

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Are Violent Video Games Necessarily Bad for Children?”

In October 1958 Physicist William Higinbotham created the first video game; a simple tennis game. Since the completion of the first video game they have became one of the many escape outlets for people of all ages. It 's now common to catch your husband or children engrossed into the T.v playing a video game. By 2017 video games are predicted to reach $102.9 Billion in worldwide sales most of those sale being violent video games. On November 10, 2010 Call of Duty:Modern Warfare 2 was released which grossed $550 million in five days, the release of Call of Duty: Black Ops grossed $360 million on its first day out. The evolution of video games has exceeded Physicist William Higinbotham former concept, video games that were once simple like tennis and ping pong have
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Throughout this essay key topics like brain function, behavior, and real vs fantasy will be discussed to help you form your own opinion. As games continue to become more advanced and realistic, the debt on if children should be exposed to violent video games continues.

Brain Function
To begin, as many as 97% of US kids ages 12-17 play video games, contributing to the multi billion dollar gaming industry. More than half of the top selling video games are violent. This means that instead of adolescents picking games like Mario, Minecraft, or Sonic they 're choosing more violent, bloody, and brutal games like Saints Row and or Red Dead Redemption. An average school day can be between 6-8 hours some kids play games like the ones previously discussed for 6-8 hours or longer virtually performing acts like killing, robbing, and theft. Does violent video games affect the brain you might ask? Yes it does, Dr. Vincent Matthews and his colleagues at Indiana University conducted a study to see what happens in the brain when playing a violent or nonviolent video game. 28 students all

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