Violent Video Games Research Paper

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Did you know that, 90% of pediatricians and 67% of parents agreed or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children? A boy is playing Grand Theft Auto V while his mother walks in the room and asks him to do her a favor for her but he ignores. His mother cries for him to at least acknowledge her but his mind and soul had entered the virtual world of gaming and won’t come back to the real world. In this generation, majority of children and teenagers play video games. Teens majority like to play the violent games but one part of the game may scar them for life. Video games gives gamers a pain feeling or a satisfying feeling. There are even some video games that are too much for teenagers/minors to handle …show more content…
Violent video games could set a change in the mind and make them do something that the teenager wouldn’t do. Parents strongly care about their kids and if something horrible happens to them, they’ll be worried and sue the company that did it to them just because. Teens could suffer from carpal tunnel syndrome, migraines, sleep disturbances, backaches, eating irregulars, and poor personal hygiene. I BELIEVE in theory that minors should not be able to play or purchase violent video games because violent video games could affect daily life, there are WAY too many inappropriate scenes in the video games that are hard to look away from. Teenagers would teach their younger siblings about the violence in the video game, think they are in a fantasy violence, not real life. Also, would not do school work anymore and only should be played by adults …show more content…
The violence in video games can help relieve stress and anger. “A peer-reviewed study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health found that children, especially boys, play video games as a means of managing their emotions: "61.9% of boys played to 'help me relax, ' 47.8% because 'it helps me forget my problems, ' and 45.4% because 'it helps me get my anger out." We get it, everyone likes to let loose their feelings, but not toward people. Playing a violent video game can let out all your feelings into that game instead of another different person. Also if that teenager is very stressed on that day and if they have some free time on their hands, they can go ahead let all loose into that video game. Teens can show more kindness and strategize their tactics. “Another study published in Computers in Human Behavior discovered that youths exposed to violence in action games displayed more prosocial behavior and civic engagement, "possibly due to the team-oriented multiplayer options in many of these games." In high school, bullying still occurs to this day. A bully can actually turn out to be a nice guy in the end. The reason why, is that they go ahead and play online with other people and cooperating with them, which they probably will feel good about. Bullying could decrease more if students, or even adults show respect

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