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J_Michael234
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niltiac
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Should teens over 13 be allowed to buy and play 'M' rated Games?

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niltiac
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 5/24/2013 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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J_Michael234

Pro

Studies show that most teenagers will use violent and M-Rated games to vent anger(1). This is a positive way to vend unlike some teens that may drink, smoke, or cause physical damage to others. 2 thirds of boys play M-Rated games regularly and over 1 fourth of girls will play M-Rated games on a regular basis. Therefore, kid prefer M rated games and use them a mental stress and anger reducers.
niltiac

Con

The young men who opened fire at Columbine High School, at the movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and in other massacres had this in common: they were video gamers who seemed to be acting out some dark digital fantasy. It was as if all that exposure to computerized violence gave them the idea to go on a rampage " or at least fueled their urges.

Social scientists have been studying and debating the effects of media violence on behavior since the 1950s, and video games in particular since the 1980s. The issue is especially relevant today, because the games are more realistic and bloodier than ever, and because most American boys play them at some point. Girls play at lower rates and are significantly less likely to play violent games.

A burst of new research has begun to clarify what can and cannot be said about the effects of violent gaming. Playing the games can and does stir hostile urges and mildly aggressive behavior in the short term. Moreover, youngsters who develop a gaming habit can become slightly more aggressive " as measured by clashes with peers, for instance " at least over a period of a year or two.
Debate Round No. 1
J_Michael234

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niltiac

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"Studies show that most teenagers will use violent and M-Rated games to vent anger"

What studies? Sources please?
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Debate Round No. 3
J_Michael234

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niltiac

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J_Michael234

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niltiac

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by piefav 1 year ago
piefav
The point that the people who shot up Columbine were video gamers isn't actually confirmed....
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
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