Violent Video Games Causing Violence Essay

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Violent video games causing violence Millions of people play video games every day. The thought that they might cause violence is disturbing and also an interesting concept.
It should be noted that exposure to violence is nothing new to society. For centuries people attended public executions with the whole family or went to cadaver dissection viewings. Violence has existed in literature since people created the written language (Goldfein).
In the year of 2013 a naval yard shooting occurred in September, killing 12 people, this was said to have been caused by the over exposure to violent video games (Strasburger). The shooter played 16 hours of video games each day, Which meant he played for more than half of the day (Strasburger). Psychologist Craig Anderson said “Children and adolescents who play a lot of violent games change over time, they start to see aggressive solutions as being more reasonable”. Out of the millions of people playing video games this is only of course one example. About 99 percent of boys in America play video games and 94 percent of girls (Warburton). Boys out play girls in video games 2.5 hours to 1 hour game screen time every day. Aggression is seen more frequently in boys than girls, the boys often have more energy to dispose (Olson). It is uncommon that boys will often play more than 40 hours a week. According to a study in 2008 on violent video games, 60 percent of middle school boys who have played one or more mature rated games have hit or…

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