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    In 2011, a California law was brought before the Supreme Court, a law that would have banned the sale of “violent” video games to minors. The former governor of California, Arnold Schwarzenegger, had originally supported this law, having signed it in 2005. “We have a responsibility to our kids and our communities,” stated Schwarzenegger, “to protect (them) against the effects of games that depict ultraviolent actions, just as we already do with movies.” Despite the ex-governor’s sentiments, the law was vetoed by a majority vote of 7-2. One justice, Antonin Scalia, having voted for the majority, gave his own personal reasoning behind his decision. “As a means of assisting concerned parents, (the law) is seriously overinclusive because it abridges the First Amendment rights of young people whose parents (and aunts and uncles) think violent video games…

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    Video Games Controversy

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    The Controversy of Video Gaming In the United States, spending time playing video games is widely frowned upon and looked at as a waste of time by many. There is still immense debate today on the affects video gaming has on the psychology of the human mind and whether or not it gives cognitive benefits. The world has improved in many progressive ways since video games first got released and are still benefiting people today. Video games have always allowed humans to have the capability of…

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    Do you know why people love video games. Maybe it's because of the joy it gives to viewer. Or maybe it's the action and deep story of many of them. But there is one thing that all of them provide entertainment. And to most people that is good. But for some people video games entertainment doesn't matter. Its contents is all that matter to them. There is a controversy regarding video gameś people thinking it's good and people thinking it's bad. I personally think it's good, But some parents and…

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    The controversies of video games has been a problem since the mid 1980’s. Parents think that playing video games plays a negative in people’s life. However, this is not true at all. In fact, there has been studies that show why and how video games of any kind can affect someone’s life in a positive way. The first view I had found believes major new enquiry into the effects of violent video games has found no long-term inter-group communication with real-biography -time vehemence. The…

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    home, trying to finish one more game of COD, when all of the sudden, you hear a knock on the front door. You’re mother opens it and standing there are two police officers. They explain to her that someone under the age of eighteen has been playing violent video games. They then proceed to search the house and, after finding you with the game, proceed to cuff your mother and take her out to the squad car.” Sounds very outlandish right? But, what if this could be a real possibility in the near…

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    What is the first thing that comes to your head when you hear the word video games? For some, it is an object that is fun and different, while for others it is a violent and dangerous tool that are available to young and impressionable kids. Video games have been around for some decades now. The question is: is it possible that video games affect the way people think and behave? Do violent games make people become more aggressive? What exactly is the correlation between violence and video games,…

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    A casual player of Grand Theft Auto might find humor out in killing strippers on the streets because it is “just a game”. Over the past 30 years, there has been major research on the relationship between televised violence and violent behavior among younger children. Cross- sectional, longitudinal, and experimental studies have all confirmed this connection. Today, many youths have television in their rooms which could give children a greater opportunity to view programs without parental…

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    Violent Media Influence

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    relationship between violent media and aggressive developments in children and teens is one of the most studied research questions. There is evidence and data to support both sides of the argument. Studies focusing on the effects of video games, movies and television, and music are some of the most popular (Hatch). However, not all researchers and psychologists are convinced that an issue is even present (Park). Despite the controversy, many lawmakers and government officials have tried to pass…

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    often portrayed violence as a harmful and negative action in the world. They often believe that violence in video games, the media and cinema are the main reasons why youth, today, are becoming more violent and aggressive. In today’s society, people are often watching the television, playing games on their phones/consoles or watching movies in the cinema. Most of these daily entertainments are now filled with some sort of violence which causes society to blame a lot of youth that are becoming…

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    Media Effects On Children

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    American children between 8 and 18 years of age spend an average of 6 hours and 21 minutes each day using entertainment media (VITM). Children spend a lot of time on media a day; on twitter, listening to music, watching TV and playing video games. The major concern among people is how do children respond to watching violence in the media. It has become impossible to escape the violence. By 18 years of age, the average young person will have viewed an estimated 200,000 acts of violence on…

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