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ShadowMuffin
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Overhead
Pro (for)

Do Violent Video Games Actually Affect Behavior Negatively?

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Started: 10/1/2017 Category: Games
Updated: 3 months ago Status: Debating Period
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ShadowMuffin

Con

I am a teenager myself, and I've been playing FPS games since I was 4 years old. Nothing really happened to me after playing games like DOOM, COD and other games (I actually learnt a lot of my English only from these video games, ended up being more effective than school).

I think that most parents are just too paranoid to have their kids playing video games but there really isn't any evidence supporting the fact violent video games actually make children more aggressive.
Overhead

Pro

Con claims "there really isn't any evidence supporting the fact violent video games actually make children more aggressive"

http://journals.sagepub.com...

The above is a meta-analysis of violence in video games. A meta-analysis is a study of studies, combining the results of a mass of studies to give an overall view of the status of the scientific evidence. This peer reviewed scientific meta-analysis finds:

"Data from 98 independent studies with 36,965 participants revealed that for both violent video games and prosocial video games, there was a significant association with social outcomes. Whereas violent video games increase aggression and aggression-related variables and decrease prosocial outcomes, prosocial video games have the opposite effects. These effects were reliable across experimental, correlational, and longitudinal studies, indicating that video game exposure causally affects social outcomes and that there are both short- and long-term effects"
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Posted by Overhead 3 months ago
Overhead
Correlation does not equal causation.
Posted by DawnBringerRiven 3 months ago
DawnBringerRiven
Screw having good punctuation lol
Posted by DawnBringerRiven 3 months ago
DawnBringerRiven
The first m rated game was released in 1970s if I'm not mistaken. Crime has been decreasing since then, therfore, games are not increasing violence in teens.
Posted by JesseR 3 months ago
JesseR
Bro off the bat with the grammar lmao.
Posted by Overhead 3 months ago
Overhead
Up the char limit, 1,000 is tiny.
Posted by Arganger 3 months ago
Arganger
Should I accept? I don't fully disagree with you, but I think for more easily manipulated people, some implosive people, and people with some degree of dissociation could be negatively affected.
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