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SindarElf
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mcpansuriya
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People should be able to play violent video games

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Started: 2/5/2016 Category: Games
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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SindarElf

Pro

Violent video games prepare people for real life.
mcpansuriya

Con

Study finds no evidence violent video games make children aggressive
The length of time children spend playing video games rather than the type of game more likely to affect their behaviour, Oxford study concludes


Playing violent video games is no more likely to be damaging to young children’s behaviour than those considered harmless, an Oxford University study suggests.

Research involving British primary schoolchildren found that the length of time young people spend playing games, rather than their content, could have an effect on their behaviour or school performance – and even then only slightly so.

But it concluded that fears that a generation of young people are growing up with their development impaired by exposure to violent video games are no more likely to be borne out than previous “moral panics” over television and other media.

The study, published in the journal Psychology of Popular Media Culture, found that children who play online games involving linking up with other players were less slightly likely to have
problems relating to other children than those who played alone.



Computer games can dramatically boost children’s exam results

Two thirds of the children said they played video games every day – although boys were almost twice as likely as girls to do so. Around one in 10 said they played more than three hours a day, again a group dominated by boys.

Overall those who played for less than an hour a day were less likely to have problems such as aggression than those who did not play at all.

But those who spend more than three hours a day displayed higher levels of aggression and were less academically engaged.

“Taken together, this suggests that quantity may play a larger role than the quality of games played — a counter intuitive finding for many focused on the violent contents of some gaming contexts,” the paper concludes.

It adds: “These findings do not support the idea that regular violent game play is linked to real world violence or conflict.”





Debate Round No. 1
SindarElf

Pro

In life there is often a lot of blood and injury. In video games you see blood and gore. These help people to prepare for life, because they desensitize people and make them less likely to do things like puke when they see blood. The violence in video games helps us, because we can't have soldiers that can't bring themselves to harm people, no wars would be fought, and therefore no wars could be won.
mcpansuriya

Con

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Debate Round No. 2
SindarElf

Pro

Hang on, we were arguing the same point
mcpansuriya

Con

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Debate Round No. 3
SindarElf

Pro

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mcpansuriya

Con

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Debate Round No. 4
SindarElf

Pro

This debate doesn't count. No one vote please.
mcpansuriya

Con

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by JernHenrik 1 year ago
JernHenrik
mcpansuriya> Do you play violent videogames?
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