• 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.

  • 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

  • It depends who is playing them.

    They are violent too much if you ask me, but if you have healthy mind and your own opinion you can play as much as you want. For example Greg and Paul are playing same violent game, and Greg is normal while Paul has become violent impulsive beast. Why? Because Greg play that game for 2 hours max. While Paul plays that same game for 5 hours per day. Greg knows that is fiction and nothing else, while Paul got into game with his whole mind like he is protagonist of the game. In my opinion games ain't cause of any kind of violence if you are normal and sane.

  • That's plain rubbish

    No video games can't be the cause of juvenile crime because there are so many people that play violent video games who don't end up committing a crime. People who play video games don't really take what's happening it seriously and they definitely do not apply it to real life. Video games are just a source of entertainment, nothing more.

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