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  • Video Games Do Not Cause Juvenile Crime

    No, video games are not the cause of juvenile crime. To suggest that video games are involved in juvenile crime is to look for a petty scapegoat to a complex problem. Juvenile crime is caused by a myriad of reasons, such as poverty, lack of parental supervision, and lack of education.

  • In a way, yes. It can depend on the amount of play time and exposure.

    Excessive use of anything is harmful. Playing video games, especially when children are so young, encourages competition and emphasizes that you MUST win in order to move on and succeed - this is not a true reflection of real life. Repeated use of video games exercises and exposes children to aggression and aggressive behaviors as many games can be very unforgiving at times. "It's not fair!" And this aggression can pass on to their real world lives (if they ever pull themselves away from the TV/computer, etc and get out in the world). For example when they think something is unfair, just like it is when playing a game, it can bring out those emotions of anger and frustration, which could potentially be dangerous.

  • Video games can be a big influence

    A lot of video games encourage bad behavior. Video games such as call of duty and halo encourage killing and war and often give the play ideas such as war is a good thing or that it is necessary for society, killing is a part of life and something that will get us to the finish line.

  • They are Harmful

    Throughout the years studies show that the effect of video games on teenagers can be a big deal. Many experts believe that videogames are the cause for juvenile crime. I feel like video games might play a part in teenagers getting into some juvenile crimes. I believe that there is many examples and reasons that can lead to the belief that video games are the reason for juvenile crime and here are a few.
    I believe that the cause of juvenile crime can be caused by the type of video games a teenager picks to play such as GTA or Call of Duty. In these games, you as the character rob stuff, kill people, and destroy many objects. If a teen was playing Mario or some other game like that they would likely not find interested in weapons and violent stuff. From games like those they get influenced to do the things they do in the games. Most of the problem that might cause juvenile crime are the type of video games they buy with or without their parents permission. That might not be the complete explanation for why experts and I believe that juvenile crime is caused because there is more. The influence of the game can have a big affect on the player.
    Many teen look for a role model in their life but can't always find one. Maybe there parents are not always with them or just do not have time. They might find inspiration in a superhero or cartoon character but it seems like some find a role model in video game characters. They might think it's cool to do what some of the characters do so they try to imitate them. Such as stealing things without getting caught. Like in GTA the character you play as steals, kills, and destroys many things. When a teen is constantly playing the game they start to get addicted and it's more likely for them to start doing certain things. Some people might believe that videogames have no effect of on a teen and are not the cause of juvenile crime.

  • They are Harmful

    Throughout the years studies show that the effect of video games on teenagers can be a big deal. Many experts believe that videogames are the cause for juvenile crime. I feel like video games might play a part in teenagers getting into some juvenile crimes. I believe that there is many examples and reasons that can lead to the belief that video games are the reason for juvenile crime and here are a few.
    I believe that the cause of juvenile crime can be caused by the type of video games a teenager picks to play such as GTA or Call of Duty. In these games, you as the character rob stuff, kill people, and destroy many objects. If a teen was playing Mario or some other game like that they would likely not find interested in weapons and violent stuff. From games like those they get influenced to do the things they do in the games. Most of the problem that might cause juvenile crime are the type of video games they buy with or without their parents permission. That might not be the complete explanation for why experts and I believe that juvenile crime is caused because there is more. The influence of the game can have a big affect on the player.
    Many teen look for a role model in their life but can't always find one. Maybe there parents are not always with them or just do not have time. They might find inspiration in a superhero or cartoon character but it seems like some find a role model in video game characters. They might think it's cool to do what some of the characters do so they try to imitate them. Such as stealing things without getting caught. Like in GTA the character you play as steals, kills, and destroys many things. When a teen is constantly playing the game they start to get addicted and it's more likely for them to start doing certain things. Some people might believe that videogames have no effect of on a teen and are not the cause of juvenile crime.

  • It really doesnt do anything

    Video games are just something for kids to play its for their entertainment when they dont have phones staying out of peoples business teens like me just loves video games because we grew up with this stuff so we're gonna stick with it it wont influence kids to do bad things

  • It really doesnt do anything

    Video games are just something for kids to play its for their entertainment when they dont have phones staying out of peoples business teens like me just loves video games because we grew up with this stuff so we're gonna stick with it it wont influence kids to do bad things

  • There is no actual evidence

    If you say that video games cause crime then you might as well say everything causes crime, because almost everything now a days is violent. There is not supporting details.
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  • Why is this a question?

    Who hasn't played a video game? A murderer isn't made a murderer just because they've played GTA 5. It's been proven time and time again that video games don't cause crime.
    What about the music?
    What about the TV?
    What about the movies?
    People are so quick to say video games just because they don't like or play them

  • Of course not!

    There was juvenile crime thousands of years ago even before video games were a concept. This is a very dumb question. According to records held by the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Office of Justice Programs, sales of video games have more than quadrupled from 1995-2008, while the arrest rate for juvenile murders fell 71.9% and the arrest rate for all juvenile violent crimes declined 49.3% in this same period.

  • Crime existed before video games did.

    Juvenile crime existed long before video games were even a thought in anyone's mind. Trying to blame crime trends on video games is lazy and irresponsible of the person doing the blaming. Try looking at the real effects on our society, which have more to do with our abysmal state of public education than anything else.

  • Video Games Don't Cause Crime

    Except in extreme cases, video games don't cause juvenile crime or violence. It's crazy to say that video games cause children to commit crimes, and too many media outlets make this absurd claim. Too many people listen to these lies and are led to believe that video games are the enemy when they're not.

  • I don't think that video games are the cause of juvenile crime.



    I don't think that video games are the cause of juvenile
    crime. Juvenile crime existed way before
    the invention of video games. Juvenile
    crime existed for thousands of years.
    Even if video games were outlawed tomorrow, juvenile crime would still
    exist. People should stop making excuses
    and eliminate the conditions that cause juvenile crime.


  • They have ratings for a reason.

    I a firm believe that video games are not the cause of juvenile crime. Every game has a specific rating and if a child is not at the age limit, they may not be mature enough to play the games, and could very well end being wrongly influenced by the game.

  • No it isn't

    No because if you are normal and know it isn't real, you can play it as long as you want. But if you think it is real, then you should stick to 1 hour a day to prevent murdering everybody. Me personally,m I think it isn't real and you should to


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