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Does Video Games Directly correlate to violence in schools?

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Deadlykris
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/13/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Teddy10

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I would guess that they probably do, but this has nothing to do with whether they cause violent behavior. That I would doubt. Heck you can probably find correlations between school violence and all kinds of absurd things.
Deadlykris

Con

According to research done at Texas A&M in 2009, there is no significant link between violent video games and school shootings (the wording used by the article).

"Writing for the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, Prof. Christopher Ferguson criticizes the methodology used in earlier research linking games to violence and aggression. He also points out that no evidence of violent game play was found in recent high-profile incidents such as the Virginia Tech massacre, the Utah Trolley Stop mall shooting and the February, 2008 shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University." [1]

Furthermore, for there to be a link between video games and violence in schools, it would have to follow that a statistically significant number of perpetrators of school violence were people who played violent video games. I see evidence that this is the case.

[1] http://www.gamepolitics.com...
Debate Round No. 1
Teddy10

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Deadlykris

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You forgot to post an argument. You should really do so in the next round, considering that it's the last one.
Debate Round No. 2
Teddy10

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Deadlykris

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Debate conceded by my opponent due to not posting any arguments.
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Vote Placed by rowsdower 4 years ago
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