Are First Person Shooters bad for kids?
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As for the increase of aggression. I completely and totally disagree. Its not my fault that some children are poorly raised and are taught irrational things. But it is NOT the First person shooters fault.
No one is claiming FPS's to be a permanent relief to aggression. Obviously you play video games for a small amount of time. Then that amount of time is the relief. The escape from reality. The chill session.
So listen, I strongly think that we should both clarify our positions. When you say FPS's are bad for kids. What EXACTLY do you mean? Please be specific. And list the negatives. I understand the things you just said. About false visions of war. (Which by the way, I also completely disagree with you on.) Im sorry but not many kids think Halo is real war. You understand that First person shooters isnt just Call of Duty and battlefield right?
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov...). You asked for a list of some of the negatives of first person shooters, here are a few : Promotes violence, rewards players for playing more violently, creates aggression in players, allows players to relate to violent characters and killers.
Okay so that main paragraph is pretty much, "Kills are rewarded in games, so kids may be more likely to appeal to violent acts"
I understand that personal experiences can be unreliable, but my "personal experiences" (because I went to a day care when I was around 13 during the holidays), where kids brought their Xboxs and played Call of Duty and Halo, then proceeded to (over a few weeks) all go out and buy BB guns and air rifles and pretend they were criminals running around shooting each other, even hurting each other and taking pleasure in that (although this may just be co-incidence), this also seems to happen with my cousins, and friends of my cousins, siblings of my friends etc, so I would not base an argument simply off one experience.
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