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  • Do Violent Video Games Contribute To Violent Behavior

    Research Question: Do violent video games contribute to violent youth behavior? Introduction As the media has been rapidly integrated into society, many inquiries have emerged that question its negative influence. The media is seen as very beneficial by those who are exposed to it because it provides hours of entertainment in many forms, the most prominent of which are movies, television programs, and video games. The latter is a somewhat recent favorite, and many studies have focused on the influence that it exerts on players. The first voices against video games, especially the violent ones, spoke out after it was revealed that the two high school boys who had killed students, teachers, and then themselves at Columbine High, an event which was…

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  • Video Games And Violence Essay

    Video games and Violence Video games have been the pinnacle of modern day entertainment ever since the late 1980’s when it really grabbed the attention of many children seeking entertainment outside of watching television. The only problem with this is that video games like everything else that is popular, has become controversial. The main controversy surrounding video games is that they are considered violent and unsafe for children to play. Video games are also being blamed for inspiring…

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  • Video Games Debate

    Parents, children, or video game companies? Most would say video game companies, but if that is the case then why are they still allowed to make these games and sell them? Many people believe the government should regulate the companies that make these harsh games. As a rebuttal, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB), which establishes ratings for video games, mentioned in a survey that 85% of parents knew what the ratings stood for. The ESRB was quoted in an article by Christina Lyons…

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  • ESRB Rating

    Now, the variables game genre and ESRB ratings have the same importance as the variable console types. Gamers typically have their own opinions about what game genres suit their needs as an individual. Some may find MMORPGS more entertaining than online shooters like Call of Duty. Once the genre is specified, it will be easier for The Umbrella Gaming Company to cater to our consumers tastes, which, in the end, will help the company to promote certain genres each player enjoys more when they log…

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  • How To Be Violent Video Games Essay

    playing with the video games is not the issue. But the issue being that they are being favorable of this game. According to the Palo Alto Medical Foundation “…most parents checked the censor’s rating before allowing their child to purchase it, kids favored games of Mature Rating”. This speculates that parent’s do know about these ratings. But aren’t caring of such games being in the hands of the children. This should not be this way. In the way, that these games should be only played by a mature…

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  • Misconceptions Of Video Games

    Video game is rated one of the top entertainment available today, creating feelings that are ineffably satisfying. Satisfaction is one of the key elements in providing the state happiness. Video games often provide humans the feeling of satisfaction. The reward system that is integrated into video games grants the satisfaction humans often not get in reality. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the brain’s reward and pleasure centers, regulating movement and emotional response.…

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  • Harmful Effects Of Violent Video Games

    Andrew Durst Mrs. Dejmal English 102 November 30, 2014 Violent Video Games Almost every kid has played a video game throughout their lifetime. For some playing video games give them a thrill, others it is a way of learning. Video games are a huge debate in the political and scientific world. With violent video games there are ongoing studies to see if it really causes kids to be violent. With the amount of violence in the games today it is easy to get caught up in the game and see themselves…

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  • Maggie Culter's Article Whodunnit-The Media

    child to be exposed to drugs, violence, and sex in the games they play. Convinced for parents, there is a rating board established to help consumers know what kind of content expect from what they are buying. This rating board is called Entertainment Software Ratings (ESRB), which was established in 1994 to " provide concise and objective information about the content in video games and apps so consumers, especially parents, can make an informed choice". Since public video game vendors will not…

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  • Adam Lanza Research Paper

    Some claim that simple parental control is necessary to implement this solution; however, this would entail a restriction placed on the child that may or may not be needed (Kelly). Knowledge of video games in general would be a much more effective way for parents to “control” the gaming experience their child comes into contact with. Parents could research specific games on sites such as the company’s homepage or retailers before purchasing them, or even play with their children for a little…

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  • Rise Of Cyberbullying

    cyberbullying, as there is a lowered chance of children viewing the media that they are being cyberbullied on in front of their parents, let alone commit the act of cyberbullying in front of them. Active mediation (called “evaluative mediation” by Mesch) presents a discussion on internet use and content as well as a platform to co-create rules to regulate the amount of internet use and determining which sites can and cannot be used (Mesch 389). Restrictive mediation has shown to be effective for…

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