Do violent video games make kids violent?
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So my first argument is, if violent video games made kids violent, a lot of kids would end up being violent. There are a lot of children that play Grand theft auto 5, Call of duty, and more and they are not violent. Violence is not always caused by watching things; most children are not even mentally strong enough to hurt someone.
Several of my cousins play those games, and are really nice kids. They love to help out around the house and always are kind to adults.
The topic I'm fighting for is that 'video games make kids violent.' As you failed or were too stubborn to define the topic, I shall do so myself. Definitions:
Video games- any game that is computer programmed and played in front of a screen
Kids- Anyone below eighteen.
Violence- Acts of aggression that are triggered from high emotional swings.
I would like to start with my rebuttals:
Your cousins may be nice/caring/filial or whatever- but that does not stop other kids out there from being violent. Your cousins may be the most filial and goody-two-shoed people in the world but you need to know that not everyone has as good a resistance to the bad influence inflicted by video games, as them. Let me break it down for you: your cousins, dear opposition do not make up all the KIDS in the world. This actually shows how blind you are to places on Earth other than your little shell of a home.
What you said about children not being mentally strong enough to hurt someone is true. Yes, I totally agree that alone, children don't have the guts to hurt their friends. But wait- what actually happens is that video games build up this strength in them so that they can bring themselves to do violent things. They may not intend to at first, but once they are exposed to video game violence, they start being influenced into being violent themselves.
There, I have crumpled up your points.
Moving on to MY points:
Have you ever heard of school shooters? Well there were quite a lot of cases where people bring guns to school and take a shooting spree. In many cases, police investigated their homes and found that a lot of them played violent video games. I do not really feel a need to elaborate as this ladies and gentlemen clearly states that video games does have some kind of negative impact on how a child behaves.
Maybe school shooting is too much of a drastic example. Let's study then about how my gamer friends at school behave. Around half my class are diligent gamers. At lunch, recess, and any free time, you are almost a hundred percent sure to hear them blabbering about the video games that they play. Now these people are an extremely dangerous kind- stir up a little anger in them and you will get hurt real bad.
Once I disturbed one of them while they were napping during a free period. I think that he reacted to me by striking me across the face or pulling my hair or something like that. He did apologize later on, but I am pretty appalled that he acted that way. What does this show? That video games cause its players to react to frustration in drastic ways, or as you say in the title, violently.
Still not convinced? Well I would confidently say that a hundred percent of the brawls in my class are between video gamers,
Now with all these examples given to the opposition, I would expect you to be some kind of idiot to think that gaming wasn't the problem and that it was just a coincident that all of them played video games. I'm sorry but I honestly don't think you can come up with any more points to rebut mine, as I have put hard, cold facts to support my argument and something every good debater knows is that if something is made a fact, it is impossible to debate against it (e.g. you cannot argue with the fact that elephants are mammals), so, checkmate.
Rosenley forfeited this round.
You may know of people who do not become violent through video games, but if there was just one tiny example of a person who turned violent through video games, then it is inevitable that I win, as the topic says, "Video Games make KIDS violent," not "video games make ALL KIDS violent".
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