The games that kids play are rated m for 18 and up for a reason. They can be addictive and they can make you more aggressive towards others. I think that they should stop making the games period so kids will not be affected. Many kids who are younger than 10 years play these games. It's not right.
Yes, I believe that violent video games are dangerous, particularly for people who are not mentally stable. Video games in general are designed to be addictive - and the more someone plays these addictive and violent video games, the more likely I think they are to become violent and want to commit terrible crimes.
Violent games ruined my child and many more, now my child is a bully at the nearest public school. He is the worst also in school. He's had to change teachers many times just this year. He comes home and he just sulks until I let him play Halo or Call Of Duty, whatever he plays and he has the worst attitude.
There is no way to solve this, I am very worried for my son.
There are plenty of games out there that are harmful to a child’s development. Violence allows them to believe that aggressive behavior is acceptable. The simple fact is that since video games are interactive, they put the player into the game in which they participate in a variety of virtual crimes. Not only that but, harmful effects can come from playing for excessive amounts of time and in that time can cause several health issues.
Video games like this are consistently being swept off of the shelves and into the hands of our children on a daily basis. Video games that involve shooting other human beings in a war settings, shooting helicopters with passengers on board and shooting dogs in order to further your progress in the game. To make matters worse, in the best-selling video game “Call of Duty: Black Ops II,” there are a several dogs that have bombs strapped to them. Other video games, such as Grand Theft Auto require the player to participate in drug deals in order to further your progress in the game. The subliminal message that is being sent out to our children is that in order to get somewhere that you want to go, drug trafficking is the answer. In December of last year, there was a mass shooting at Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut where a young man ended the lives of more than a dozen helpless children. When his house was searched, the police found his mother’s body along with his precious collection of Grand Theft Auto video games.
When children play video games for excessive amounts of time, it often has harmful effects.When the average video game playing child comes home from school, unless being told to do so they will often go straight for their video games. Before they know it, they haven’t done any of their homework and they haven’t played outside with other children their age. Not only that, but they also have no homework to turn in. Now, imagine if this was becoming a repeating process for your child and this was their lifestyle, everyday after school for several weeks that turns into months. This child will have most likely had fallen behind in school and probably not have many friends besides the ones that can be contacted my XBOX Live or any other networking device installed in a console. The language that is exchanged is often curse words and crude threats. Now, put into consideration that these video games were produced with the intent of being for adults, so the majority of people that play these games are adults. At this point in this child’s life, with an unfortunate combination of having lack of sleep and lack of social skills imagine how this child may react when he or she has a confrontation with another student or even an administrator at school.
Violent video games have the potential of being very dangerous when in the wrong hands. A person who is easily influenced by their surroundings should not be playing a video game that has a lot of violence in it. It also should not be used by young kids without parental guidance, or those with mental health issues without reasonable guidance.
Playing games can actualy improve your skills in knowledge and problemsolving. So we know the have impact. The real downside of the developing of the games is that the topics are not comparising to real life. But you are educated by the games, the language and social behaviour become one of your knowledge. Second problem is that your brain is stimulated for completing an mission weldone. But you didnt get the excersize, you aint a secret agent and do not have the body to it. You grow fat by sitting on your fat ass. But your brain is telling you that you have worked hard. Most hardcore gamers are fat at 30. And have severe body damage. But they can sit and play all day, without an proper bloodcirculation. So are games dangerous, you bet your ass. They need very good parenting guiding to become not dangerous.
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Although they aren’t as obvious as in older times, these dangers now take form in regular activity such as violent video games. Violent video games not only cause aggression in thoughts and feelings, but also can also lead to violent acts as a result of excessively being involved with these games. Yet, violent video games aren’t the only danger, all video games are. Video games in general lead to obesity and lower academic performance through studies. We associate video games entirely to computers, play stations and x-box, but it is only getting worse. Mobile phones, iPads, iPods and other small but new technologies have been introduced which are accessible anywhere at any time.
Violent video games make fighting, shooting and killing nothing worth bothering about. They portray life as entirely renewable, blood as amusing and death as an objective. Primarily, they reward the player with aggression rather than satisfaction of completing a task in a non aggressive way.
Two studies conducted by Anderson and Dill from Iowa University proved a link between violent video games and aggressive behaviour and aggressive solutions to conflicts in both short and long term. The ‘Singapore Study’ reveals that this aggression also applies to children from the ages 8-17.
Aggression is a danger to society because it prevents harmonious interactions between people. It increases conflict and can produce tensions in families, schools and work places.
Furthermore, violent video games can and have led to real violent acts in imitation. Just one example is of a United States teenager Vein Moore who in 2003, went on a grand theft auto killing spree.
Although there is an age restriction for many violent video games, there are many ways around it in which they can obtain the games. Further, the problem is not just limited to children as it applies for children of the legal age who still play violent video games.
However, there are problems with video games that make them a danger to society that are not just limited to violence. A study by Gentile, Lynch and Walsh in 2004 revealed that video games lead to poorer performance in school. In addition, the Minneapolis-based national institute for media and the family confirmed the addictiveness that comes with gaming.
These issues present a very serious danger to society. As mobile technology rapidly spreads amongst the world, these problems will only accelerate. In Australian society, almost all people have access to advanced mobile technology which is fully capable of acting as gaming platform, both violent and non violent. These devices are accessible everywhere at any time causing the problems above to be amplified.
Thus, it can be seen that violent video games in themselves and as a subset of video games generally are a serious danger to society. While modern society faces many dangers that are more immediately threatening and certainly more obvious, the dangers from video games will only become more serious as the technology spreads and becomes more advanced.
These games are meant to be addictive. A child will become addicted when played for a long period of time. This will cause the child to be socially isolated with the result of obesity, seizures, posture, muscular and skeletal disorders according to scientific research. These games increase the child's knowledge in killing and swearing. This is something a child should most definitely NOT know at their young age.
Early research confirms those concerns. In 2004, a study was shown that the teenagers who play violent video games excessively:
• Tend to be more aggressive
• Are more prone to confrontation with their teachers
• May engage in fights with their peers
• See a decline in school achievements.
These video games have been proven by psychologists and scientists that it can affect the minds of young peers into thinking aggressively.
There are so many other factors that would be an extreme amount to record. Video games have a rating for a reason, not to look at, take it and think, i'm cool, i got this older game and i'm only young'
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The studies that do find a relationship only ever find correlational relationships that are effectively nullified when the confounding variables are taken into account. Anything can be dangerous when you abuse your access to it. A person can overdose on water after all. But a person who plays games in moderation and maintains a healthy lifestyle is in no danger from these games.
Of course they could be dangerous but only to those who's moralities can still be molded or those who lost their memories and most people only see it dangerous simply because they don't know the concentration they are breaking. If video games were supposed to be dangerous then nintendo should've been sued a long time ago.
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They are not because I have a little sister and some other friends that play violent games and they have played them since I met them which was in third grade and they are not harmful to others and its you who choose to do your own actions to other people and play bad video games and its also parents who let kids play them so we need better parents and parenting. Choose what YOU want to do with your life be good or bad,don't blame it on video games.
Many people blame video games but nobody actually blames video the person think that the persons hurt themselves or others and say that it was video games fault when eel down inside it was another cause.I personally play about 2 to 3 hours on a daily basis and I am perfectly fine.
There are many studies that show that juvenile crimes have decreased, s if violent video games would affect they would go up instead of down. Also, many of the world´s safest countries have large incomes of video
game sales, wich means they have more money for better police and security
Violent video games aren't dangerous! The people that have problems and act out violently are of a small number who do not know the difference between the game and real life. In video games you are killing PIXELS! Computer generated images. I play several games and Im not a violent person. I have a friend who's played shooters and violent games since she was young and she's a very nice person. So no. Violent video games are not dangerous.
Violent video games are not dangerous nor do they add to a culture or climate of violence. The research has shown this is not the case over and over again, but little Tipper Gore's who are offended by this kind of content want to wish it were so so they could censor such material.
Playing violent video games will not make you become a ruthless, violent, bloodthirsty killer. However, in saying that, it could contribute to kids/adults having violent outbursts or mood swings. Unless you are a lazy, chip-munching slob, I’m sure you do other things besides sit down and play violent video games. We do things like sport, social interaction and other activities. Those things we do aren't violent. In conclusion, playing violent video games may contribute a small part to violent acts but balanced out with other activities it will not cause a violent massacre.
If you're mature enough to fully understand the concept of a videogame and that you should not attempt to recreate anything from inside the game, you will not become a "criminal" from playing. I've played GTA for some time and, though I personally dislike those games, I'm not thinking of being violent anytime soon. Not now, not ever. It just depends on the person. If you are afraid that someone you know will change their behaviour from a video game for whatever reason, help them avoid it. Easy as that.