Playing violent video games makes kids happy and gives them ways to take out their anger on a computer character instead of a real, physical person. It also gives them an imaginary world that revolves around them which, makes kids feel happy, especially if they get sucked into the game which usually will happen. They can view life from a different perspective as well.
I completely agree with Firewolfman. I grew up on video games when i was younger. Doom, unreal tournament, mario, GTA, sonic, Zelda, Pokemon, wolfenstien. These influences did not make me overly violent, however since i wasn't restricted from them i honestly didn't play them as much as my friends who were. I have grown up to be a peace believe, loving everybody, flower loving lady who wishes she was born when John Lennon was still alive. I see far more violence on the News and that is splashed in childrens faces as well. Video games are just that games and that is what should be taught to children. This is just a game a bit of fun, sure if you are a parent and if you think it is to violent it is fine to say i don't think she should play that until you are a bit older but explain why and instead of just banning it have a conversation. What is banned or forbidden will be more interesting.
And i mean come on if video games have that much of an effect on us we would all be running around to techno music and taking pills like pac-man.... WAIT A MINUTE.
But in all seriousness, there is violence all around your children. Talk to them get their opinion on it, maybe even play a game with them? Ask them why they like it so much?
Each individual learns differently and matures at a quicker rate. As a child, I was allowed to play violent video games because my parents understood that I wouldn't attempt to copy what I saw. I think the parent should be responsible for limiting what their child watches depending on the individual child and their behaviour.
Its a harsh world out there. If you are selected to compete in the hunger games, violent games will help you have years of practice and skill. Maybe with help from these games, such as Call of Duty, you will the victor of the Games and bring glory to your district.
I agree with Drexel. It makes children have fun whenever they want to, or maybe it is new to them. Not all children get violent with violent video or computer games but some of them do. It's just a game as people say. You don't have to play the game, only if your friend at school says so. Video games affect the way children develop and see the entire world. It depends how bad the game is, but to my opinion, I don't think parents should take away age-appropriate games or the games CHILDREN want to play.
In today's world of reality, if our kids are taught at an early age how to be good killers and how to learn the art of camouflage, hiding, predatory behavior and other skills in being a good killer, then their Government will be more inclined to select them to be in the Army, Police Force or Riot Squad, as they need killers who are prepared to kill their own citizens without questioning their Government.
If our children are desensitized without any thoughts of, care, love, compassion, sympathy or empathy, they will very quickly up the ranks in Military, Secret Services, Navy Seals, Riot Police and any other Government Forces needed to shut people up, make them pay severely for protesting and adding to the misdirection of world agendas our governments use as a decoy to confuse and deceive the public.
Governments NEED good killers to do their dirty work, to hold back the people who protest and complain about their corruptions and selfish, greedy desires, no better way then to start training kids using Violent Video Games, what a perfect carriage and method, and the best part is "It costs the Government NOTHING $0" LMAO the parents are paying for these little sheeple kids to learn how to become the perfect candidates in the future.
So when you see Riot Police, killing their own citizens, Military Raping Children in other countries and killing woman and children, be Proud of yourselves parents, because YOU HAD A PART IN THEIR TRAINING!
Yes, Playing Violent Video Games will definitely allow our kids, to be escalated up the ranks and thus given higher salary wages or ( Hush Money, Thank You Dollar$ ) from their Government.
To those who think this is not already happening, switch of your Tel Lie Visions and do not be mislead by the mainstream media and start searching on YouTube or Facebook for the real truth about what is happening in OUR WORLD.
Each child learns and copies differently. Violent games are also a good stress reliever as I myself have found on occasion. I am not saying that they are not violent, and I am not saying that every kid should be allowed to play them, shooting fake people is fun, I will admit that, but if you play violent games to often it will reduce the child's view of how violent it is, but if the parents control the amount played correctly, there should not be a problem.
Unlike most people in this forum, I was not allowed to play violent games as a kid. Pokemon, Mario, Kirby, and Star Wars weren't considered violent in my family, so we were allowed to play those. When I was around 12, I played DOOM for the first time, and realized that those types of games aren't harmful. My 7 year old cousin has played Battlefield and Call of Duty, and he is completely normal (well, he's super energetic, but that's good). There is nothing harmful in the games, unless they have sex scenes or something. On the label where it would say M, lots of games say "Drug Use". Usually that only means smoking, and it could be worse. I don't support smoking, but that's a whole other conversation. Overall, yes. Children should be allowed to play whatever games they want, as lone as they're not playing Call of Duty or Halo when they're six.
Anyone who's ever played any good game ever knows that the only way to get sucked into the world is through the characters and the atmosphere. I'm the least violent person I know and I've been playing violent war games since I was 6. Children aren't so easily influenced by games.
Because it allows kids to know what to do if someone tries to attack them in real life. It will also give them special skills like strategy, reaction speed, independence skills and teamwork co-operation skills. Many people say it will make them aggressive, but games actually don't make someone aggressive, it's the personality of the player who makes him/herself aggressive.
If the parents are okay with letting their kids play violent video games, then let them. If it was up to me, video games would only be sold where only adults would be able to buy it. It's okay for them to play the completely made up games where it's like nothing is real in the real world.
I believe this because this should only be dictated by the parents because they are usually the ones that will be paying for the game. But I also think that it should depend on the maturity level of the child and whether of not the parents think that they are mature enough.
People think that M games are not for kids are mistaken. Studies show that only 14% of kids who play M games become violent and only 6% of kids show decreased grades from playing these games. In fact 48% of kids who play M games have shown calmer and happier lifestyles.
Violent video games help them relieve their stress levels and their anger issues. It helps them work out there problems rather than them going out in public and harming someone physically. By letting them play those games it also helps them get away from other harmful things outside of the video game world. These games are just another way they can control their emotions therefore it benefits them
It's because children are actually quite mature as long as they don't have any disorder. Most parents are very worried because they think they aren't mature enough. It's ok to be concerned but the parents should at least inform them that performing the violent actions seen in the video games is not what will happen in the real world. Many kids play these games mainly because they think it's fun. Parents think that every second kids play one of these you'll be influenced and will go on a killing spree. It won't happen because the kid can't purchase a gun at their age, meaning parents can still teach them the difference between the game and real life. Many kids play Call of Duty because the multiplayer is competitive, kids play Battlefield because they want a realistic gaming experience. If you don't let you're kid play violent video games (especially M17+ rated games) you definitely should let them play them.
Yes, children should be allowed to play them if they can handle them. Even though video games have been getting more violent, homicide rates are still dropping, even more than before they existed. Maybe, violent people just gravitate to violent games. Acts of violence caused by video games are as likely as acts of violence caused by music, just ask Al Gore.
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I'm tired of adults acting like kids are fragile and stupid. We can make our own decisions. Its like people talk about "allowing" us to do things! What does that even mean?! I'm not a dog! I don't bark, sit, and roll over! It's a good way to take out stress WITHOUT violence, and it's fun!
If kids have their own money, they should be allowed to buy whatever they want to buy. Many parents buy their kids their video game systems. It is well found that if the parents buy the system for the whole family, they should be the ones that decide what video games are bought for the game system. Therefore, if the system is bought for the kid for his or her birthday, Christmas, or special event, they should be the ones to decide whether or not they want the video games or not.
Many children know what is real and what is not so there's a one in a million chance of a child killing people with snipers. When children are playing violent games parents can supervise them and limit their time so that way if an inappropriate scenes comes up they can cover their eyes. The child makes choices which increases learning and helps them develop different skills such as hand coordination skills and survival skills.
Some say that there's a correlation between video game violence and actual violence. With normal kids with normal families there's no connection at all. It takes a child that already has brain problems or behavior problems to perform violent acts from Call of Duty or Battlefield. Take the Sandy Hook shooting for example, that person did play violent shooter games, but the violence was already in him, he had many problems. No one really knows whether violent video games trigger violent behavior or not. Either way it's a modern day hobby and interest for kids, and shouldn't be taken away unless there's actual proof.
Children aren't stupid, they know that they aren't going to manipulate killing people in real life, it's just a game, it's not like the Dungeons and Dragons thing where people killed others in sewers. Some that I let my child play are zombie games, because hey, in real life, would you say it's not okay to hurt an already dead being? Some like Call of Duty (which most children already play) give you the perspective of a person in war.
I think kids should be allowed to play violent video games because it helps to let children's anger out on fake people instead of real people, which is a lot better. It also will help to relieve stress and may help the child in the future. It's also very satisfying.
Video games that are violent helps the kids learn what not to do in the real world. Don't get me wrong, it can make an impact on people's lives but they can be helpful also because the kids could learn from the games instead of taking the bad out of it they can think good.
Playing violent video games lets anger out. It helps people to relax and let out all their anger and frustration by killing fake people and not real, living humans. Little kids should only play if they know that the game is not real. Not all people become aggressive if they play violent video games.
I am a 12 year old boy. My parents usually don't shelter me from too much, but they know when to review whatever I'm buying. In all honesty, I cannot decide if I am made more violent by these games, but I have taken up MMA in recent years, In fact my fist game was GTA San Andreas. I got that as a present from my 27 year old brother on my 8th birthday. I had no idea what to do in it so my parents didn't mind! Now I know what to do in video games, but do not use violent actions on the world. Some people may argue this but, really when I'm playing Battlefield 3 and use a whole bunch of C4 to blow up a house, when I stop playing, what do I want to do? Eat cereal.... Watch TV.... Go to the park! Seriously I think if you want your kid to live a sheltered life and not experience the harshness of the real world, go ahead. I won't tell you how to control your kid, but I will tell you what your kid won't do.
I think they should, because video games shouldn't be used to teach children values in the first place. It is the parent's job to teach moral and ethical beliefs. If the parent does that, then they will have no problems with the child growing up and "turning into a murderer." Children should grow up understanding that games are just for fun. Children should realize that even though they are rewarded for hurting someone else in a virtual world, it is still wrong to do so in real life.
Yes I think kids should be able to play violent video games because if they are feeling angry then they can take their anger out on the video game characters. If kids are mature enough and understanding that video games and reality are two very different worlds meaning there are consequences to agressive actions in real life where video games are not real.
Only to kids that actually understand that you shouldn't do it in real life should play violent video games. Also it should be limited to kids that are 10 and up, because they would be more responsible. My brother, who is six, plays Call of Duty and he is fine. He knows that he shouldn't do it in real life. It also helps to let your anger out instead of doing it in real life.
I have played M games since 1st grade. And I am not a rapist, drug addict, murderer, thief, all that stuff. I was playing God of War at age 7. But I realized that a video game is just fiction on a TV screen. If the parent lets the kid play the M game, the parent needs to teach their kid that its just fiction, and not to be taken seriously. Its like a horror flick: As long as you understand its not real, it wont affect you. And yes, I know about that Lanza guy at that school shooting, and about his video game cache. But he had mental problems, that is why he killed those people.
Violent video games are good for children because it helps them let out all the anger on video games, not a person. Black ops 2 is the best game to let out your anger. Don't do it on the streets. You will get killed so don't do it in real life.
After a long day at school, kids can take out their aggression on video games instead of taking it out on others. Therefore making violent video games are beneficial to kids. Also, it is scientifically proven that video games have no negative affects on kids. Look it up. Bye now.
Let them make up their own bloody choices and don't be ignorant d**kheads who obviously s**t themselves when they think about Santa sneaking into their house. If children want violence give them violence when I was there age I was in the war, not bloody playing a game about one. Honestly I'd rather be playing the game than being in a real war.
It only affects them badly in certain cases and they enjoy them 61.7% of children play violent video games - 61.7% of the population aren't violent criminals. Only crazy kids will get adverse effects from playing them. Also it improves social aspects of their lives they could become isolated if everyone apart from them in their friend circle are playing them
Children understand that violent video games are not real, and often parents just say no! Without looking into it, without reason. They should be able to play violent games because kids need to play, and sometimes things can get a little mundane. They understand that you shouldn't do things like that in real life, because it's just wrong. THEY KNOW WHAT A GAME IS, AND THEY CAN TELL THE DIFFERENCE.
But if your kid will restrain him self from cussing or being overly mean to other players, let the kid have the game. I think M games should only be allowed in this scenario, because if your child is immature, than he might be looked at badly or might even be banned.
Because its fun for kids to play violent video games also they take out anger on the computer instead of a real person so its actually safe to play violent video games and kids love to kill kids on video games or on a x box 360 and ps3 ps4 ps vita
The opinions for banning violent video games are mainly because people think they make people violent. The two debated ways for people to have their attributes are nature or nurture.
For Nature. If you believe that nature is the way then you probably voted for violent video games, because what your engaged in would not be affecting your personality.
For Nurture. This is where most might say no to violent video games if you believed they influenced behavior. And it is true kids can be influenced by violent behavior up to a certain age. The violent video games people are talking about are limited to 17+ years old without parental consent. At 17 years old most mentally stable kids can handle games from reality. If your letting them play younger than that then you probably voted yes, if you voted no and gave consent than you are contributing to what you disagree with. Violent video games aren't the cause its the parenting. So if you think your 8 year old should play Call of Duty then don't let them play.
I'm 11 years old and i play games like Call of Duty, Assassins Creed 2, and Battlefield. It has not affected me. It has actually helped me with my grades. I usually got Fs and Ds but then I got Call of Duty and i'm getting As and Bs, Thanks!
There are so many parents/guardians in the world who seem to think that the violence contained in video games will cause their child to lose his head and go commit some terrible tragedy... That simply isn't true, when I see comments like the ones that blame violent video games for school shootings and other terrible crimes I honestly grow a little more disappointed each time. Violent video games are no different from the media that came out before it such as the television, rock & roll, and even certain types of literature. Video games actually allow a child who is extremely stressed about some aspect of their life to have a break from thinking about it, whether it be family problems, which are pretty much unbearable without some form of release, or just a bad grade on a test at school that you cannot stand thinking about. And if you are a parent who is worried about your child playing a violent video game and not understanding that the actions within the game are not suitable for everyday life, sit down with them the first couple times and talk to them about what would be acceptable in a real life circumstance and what wouldn't be. Personally I was allowed to play violent video games since I was born for the most part, and I have so many fantastic memories of games such as Zelda (still possibly my favorite game) and the games also taught me valuable skills such as reading and even problem solving. So let your children have some fun in their lives cause we all have had those days when the weight of the world feels like it is about to crush us, and having that one small place to go to when you need a break is a life saver.
Most kids will be able to take in the material from the violent video games and not do. Besides in most of those video games you play as the hero who stops the villain from killing people or some thing else.
Also when some one talks about 911 it NEVER makes kids think of hijacking an air plan and crashing it into a building, so why would video games be any different.
It's a good way to let kids release stress. Kids under the age of 13 should not being playing M rated games though. If you know your kid can't handle it then don't get it for him, it's as simple as that. But all in all it depends the parent.
Provide a fun and social form of entertainment
encourage teamwork and cooperation when played with others
make kids feel comfortable with technology—particularly important for girls, who don't use technology as much as boys
increase children's self-confidence and self-esteem as they master games
provide points of common interest and opportunities for socialization
develop skills in reading, math, technology and problem-solving
encourage participation in related offline activities, such as reading or sports
encourage civic participation
improve hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills
Video games can also teach important skills or address serious issues, organizations such as Games For Change promote the use of games for education and social action, and often involve young people in the creation of games they can use to express themselves on important issues and current events. Some medical professionals, such as Doctor Kourosh Dini, also feel that "age appropriate multi-player video games can allow children to learn how other people think - a key aspect of empathy. Games can also help a child become more comfortable with new and ever progressing technology." 
Recent studies have shown that video games can have a positive or negative effect on how players behave, depending on the content. Pro-social games can increase empathy, co-operation, helping and emotional awareness, while violent games can diminish these traits. 
Among all the videogame genres, violent ones are the most popular. As children get older, more and more of their friends will start to play these violent games. If the child is the only one who doesn't have a certain game, they might be laughed at or teased. It also depends on the age and rating. 10 year olds should be able to play games rated T. For games rated M, it would be acceptable for ages 12+ depending on the maturity of the child.
I think, (coming from a 16 year old) that kids over 13 should be allowed to play anything they want. Of course in moderation, and this is up to the parents too. What i think is wrong is when parents let their kids play for 8 hours straight and don't monitor anything at all.
I can't agree with that at all, I personally think the majority of kids can handle it, and the kids who don't, well I'm not sure what I think of that... Regardless, it keeps kids occupied and it is sad that parents are under the thought process that "my child played a violent video game, now he or she is going to go on a killing spree." School shootouts and children illegally handling guns isn't the games fault, this crap has been happening before video games, and it was blamed on television, because lets face it; video games have become a scapegoat, an excuse. That is my two cents.
Isn't that the obvious answer? It depends on the child's maturity level and his/her ability to distinguish between games and reality. I probably wouldn't let my son (7) play, but my daughter (5) is much more mature and understands kindness and love are the best way to live. My son on the other hand is sweet in his way, but resorts to violence too quickly.
Kids should be able to play because it won't affect their daily life. It also entertains kids and keeps them occupied. Children have the right to play violent video games. Just let kids play violent video games and parents should get off their backs. Let them be free to play and have fun. After all, you're only a child once.
Between the real world and the world of the game you should not play them but if you cannot tell the difference between a video game and real life i dont think your mind being "currupted" by violent video games is that big of a problem compared to the whole not being able to decide if its the real world or a video game because one you sit with a controller and the other you are physically moving around and if you can't tell that difference you have a serious mental issue at hand
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I personally think that children should be allowed to play violent video games, these games are one very popular way to socialize with each other. I have been playing very brutal games as a kid but I knew that what happened on the screen had nothing to do with me as a person. Treat everyone else as you would like to be treated yourself. Parents must realize when or if the games are affecting their children, and then take action. There have been several dramatic events and some kids are just too obsessed with their video games that they literally can't live without them. I read about a kid who shot his mother with a rifle that she had bought for him, the reason why he shot her was because she wouldn't let him play as much Call of Duty. What may happen if kids play violent video games have a lot to do with how the kid was raised, how he's treated and how much he cares. When kids burst out their anger on video games, spend way too much time and looses interest in other things, that's when you as a parent have to question yourself and consider what to do. There is an age restriction for a reason, but if parents won't allow their children to play violent video games, the children might get bullied just because of that. It sounds stupid, but unfortunately that's how it is. There is kids who play all day long, there is kids who just play an hour a day. There are kids who shout out loud of anger and there is kids who's having a good time playing their games. Spending too much time with a computer is unhealthy if you don't do something about it, but it can also provide you with certain knowledge. I think children should be allowed to play violent video games, but parents must act.
It really depends, are they mature or immature? Are they extroverts or introverts? I'm a child and I play violent games but I'm neutral on this topic. Firstly, yes some children shouldn't be allowed to play violent games, otherwise disaster will strike, but some should be allowed to. Call of Duty is a great example, many children play it and they're like "I want to be in the army when I'm older, I tell them games aren't like real life but they don't listen. Many children though do understand games aren't like real life, the games also are great entertainment and relieve stress, studies have shown that violent video games can increase pain tolerance, and games themselves, well some can increase reflexes, I remember falling and I did a managed to not get injured thanks to reflexes. Wow I can type a lot of words on this. Although some children are idiots when it comes to violence and don't even think about it and go on a senseless rampage, I personally think the majority of children should play violent video games, Your opinion matters though, so you can say no or yes, I do not care.
Violent video games aren't bad in themselves. Research has even shown that the video games themselves aren't the source of bad behaviour, but rather bad parenting. As long as you teach your kid what's good and what's wrong, violent video games shouldn't be a problem. I know a lot of people that love violent video games, and they're great people. Violent video games, in fact, can prevent bad behaviour and actions by relieving stress, as those games are great stress relievers - this is not only proven by research, but this is also coming from personal experience.
Well personally it depends on their age and personality, I have never seen my siblings get violent over violent video games. Although I had a friend who never played a single violent game but still angry and destructive, the only difference was the games were perplexing and cheating. I think that the angry and destructive behaviors came from the game being too hard (because they were for adults) but I don't think a teen should not be allowed to play a rated T game just because it is violent. I'm not going to let my kids play a game that is too old for them but I won't say no to a game their age because it is violent. That's what ratings are for.
As my headline says, I say it is the person that plays the game. Say for example, with a mentally ill child, the video game influences the child to do what the game does because they think it is okay. The amount of time playing the game also gives reactions and effects. Like Grand Theft Auto, children observe a person who does drugs, drives a car illegally, gets into high speed pursuits, and does it with multiple partners. In my opinion, think about your child. Would they be too greatly affected by the video game, or do you think they could handle the game?
Not showing someone something-such as restricting video games or liquors, can actually increase the interest in this 'forbidden' activity-as people want to find out whats so bad about it that it has to be prohibited. For an example; when in the american constitiution, intoxinating liquors were restricted, (manufacturing, transportation, and selling of it,) but that only did the opposite of what the amendment was made to do-increased liquor interest and sales went through the roof. That's also one of the reasons for the increased hype of 'violent' video games. Because so many parents, (such as the people who voice their opinion as no,) restrict it and stick it into their child's mind that they should never play violent video games, because of the fact that they use 'opinions' to convince their child, the child only seeks to learn more about the violent video games, as from curiosity and weak arguments from the parent. Another example of this is the forbidden tree, *in the bible,* where Adam and Eve eat the forbidden fruit, just because it was forbidden. Another side effect of not playing violent video games is that without the 'real deal', children will be subject to rumors, lies, and other gossip about violent video games-as they seek to know more and will pretty much believe anything someone tells them about violent video games.
So in conclusion, I vote YES for these following reasons.
The measure of violence in a video game is incredibly dubious. Can a child play super smash brothers that show video game characters punching and kicking each other? Is it worse or better to have a child play a game where a character can punch another character and see blood? The answer is, there is no answer. And parents have a direct responsibility to monitor and limit child use of violent video games.
Violent video games such as Halo and Call of Duty make children have more violent tendencies, such as my brother. Ever since he started playing Minecraft Survival, he has been more likely to bully his younger sister and would-be girlfriend. It has destroyed many relationships. Not good. Not good at all.
Children are still learning. Their brains pick up what they see and hear. I remember as a little kid I would talk about sports or something. Now, I see kids talking about chopping heads off or "I'll kill you". At this rate, war will never stop; people are too violent. The games are so realistic that people take them seriously. Kids are getting lazy not going outside. If they do go outside, they play at shooting or something violent. In real life, when you hurt or kill someone, you can't go back. If you get shot you can't restart. Life is not a game so people should not play violent games.
No because they get violent, also. Then the parents can't control them anymore. Therefore, children should not be able to play violent video games. For all of the people who said yes,if you have kids and can't control them, that is why, because you let them play too many violent video games.
Why is it okay for young children to be subjected to such violence? Violence is every where. I'm sure every child is affected differently by a violent video game, but they are usually not positive reactions. My younger cousin who is in his early teens has been playing Call of Duty, and he would have nightmares about it. He would never admit that's why he had the nightmares, but they were usually in the same context as COD.
Children's minds aren't fully developed when they learn that killing people gets you power and attention. Children think its really funny when they get a head shot and get extra points. They don't realize how truly precious a human life is. We`re telling them life doesn't matter, and we`re okay with it. We tell them if somebody dies in real life to be sad, and then we turn around and say, " good job you took 50 more lives " that's bad parenting. Parents who let their children play violent video games are the biggest hypocrites of all.
Of course children should not play violent video games! I don't believe parents should allow this, as children should not be subjected to violence at such a young age. There is enough violence in this world, and children should not be taught that violence is fun or okay, which is what video games promote.
Children are still developing and playing violent video games can affect the way they develop and see the world. Watching violence will desensitive them to it. They will have a harder time realizing how wrong and cruel real violence is. Additionally, they deserve to have a period of innocence in their lives before they are exposed to all of that.
People become aggressive when they play violent video games. They think of real life the same as the games and often become violent and rude. The person gets attracted to all sorts of violent stuff. The video games don't help in this case. They only encourage the person to do violent acts.
They should maked a law that kid have to be 21 to play violent games. We as a nation should even make adults stop this chrisest. We should not let our kids. Insdead we should take them some where like to the park or even to the slatepark and other places. Bring an end.
I stumbled across this debate and was dumbfounded. I'm astonished that people think it's okay to let kids play violent video games. This demonstrates why this country is in such a pickle. Everyone is quick to blame guns, but I'm quick to blame the 58% on here that think it's okay for kids to play 1st person shooter video games (killing simulators). You people are help training the young to become killers. Have any of you played these games? I have, and they are training your children to be violent.
Yes, It would be okay if they only played once in a while, but if they play long enough they could have a hard time differing between the game world and the real world. Some children might think what they see in violent games is cool and do it themselves.
Children who play more violent video games are more likely to have increased aggressive thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and decreased pro social helping. Playing to much video games makes children socially isolated. Also, they may spend less time in other activities such as doing homework, reading, sports, and interacting with the family and friends. Games can confuse reality from fantasy. Video games may also have bad effects on some children’s health, including obesity. Kids spending too much time playing video games may exhibit impulsive behavior and have attention problems.
Violence is bad for kids because if they watch too much of it they might think violence is a way to solve problems. Watching violent movies can increase a child’s aggressiveness. Some kids are like “monkey see monkey do” if they see that violence they might do it now or later when they are older because they do not know better as kids. American children and teens watch an average of 4 hours of T.V a day. T.V can be a powerful role model on kids so it’s bad when most of the content on T.V is violent.
Many children do not know the difference between reality and fantasy, especially those on the autism sprectrum ... Thus Sandy Hook, where the shooter was addicted to violent games. Some parents do not pay enough attention to what there children watch and do as long as they are busy and out of the way. It only comes out later in their teens how they are taken into the violence. Encourage your child to read and help them pick educational games.
A child's mind is like a sponge and allowing them to play these realistic games can't be good. You have games that glorify criminal activity like GTA, and gun violence like all these first person shooter games. The last thing you want is for your kid to learn how to handle weapons from a video game and think that it transfers over to reality. Now I know that you believe your kid is smart and would never do anything like one of those other kids. But would you be willing to accept responsibility for his actions if he turned out to be one of those other kids. There are kids out there who believe WWE is real and try to act out there favorite wrestlers moves. What makes these games any different than that? Bee a real parent learn how to say no, don't play games like this in front of them and take spend time with them that doesn't involve electronics. I have no problem with these games as long as the people playing them are mature enough to have a good sense of reality.
One other thing these games are not a good training tool for the hard world out there, a kid playing video games all day will get beat up by the kid who is actually physically active 9 out of 10 times.
What kind of parent are you to let your children play violent video games, are you the sort that let them play GTA or something, the age certification on those games are there for a reason, if you let your children play games they are too young for, then you should have your kids taken away from you.
"Monkey see, Monkey do", a child who is growing up with violent video games is just as bad if not worse than a child living in a violent household. Having been exposed to violence within the family home.
We have no problems pointing the finger at parents who are responsible for feeding their children JUNK food and agreeing it is the reason why their child is obese, but we refuse to accept that parents are not responsible for training little future killers or future violent children.
I wonder how many parents voted Yes?
Seriously, people are so misled and in denial, anyone who thinks that a small brain developing daily with being subjected to regular violence will not have an affect on them, is fooling themselves and is too blame for training future little killers or at least future aggressive teens and possibly adults, the increase statistics speak for themselves.
It is really sad to see so many deceived people voting.
Wake Up Sheeple!
I believe that young children (5-10 years old) should not play violent video games. I can leave bad impressions on their developing minds and can cause bad habits, as children this young find it hard to distinguish between wrong and right. Studies have shown that a number of young children have become aggressive due to prolonged exposure to violence in video games. I think that people 10 and up are mature enough to make their own choices and can know what is right and wrong, and should be allowed to play violent games; but children younger than 10 should not be allowed to play such games.
I'm not going to say video games make kids violent or teach them bad lessons about life. They might, but it's not direct. I say no to this, because like every gamer out there, I've had enough of little a-holes on video games shouting "hacker!" and "OMG" into my ears every second. Sure, this issue could be solved by taking away headsets, but I don't want to play video games with kids. Mainly because they suck at them. Is it so much to ask that I can play a video game without having some dips*** (who probably doesn't know what sex is) firing off the word faggot like a homophobic machine gun?
When children play violent video games, they imitate what they see in them, so if a character is doing drugs, then the children may also take their parents' pills to act cool. Violent video games are wrong for children and always will be, that is why I say no.
I learned that in kids, especially boys, it can make them more violent. My brothers play Call of Duty Black Ops 2, and I convince them to stop because it can make them more violent in real life. I play racing games, and the amount of violence in those games are minimal. But, they convince me to stop playing racing games too, because it might make me break the law by speeding. For me, a violent game would have blood, gore, guns, shooting people, etc. I call Call of Duty "a threat to society".
I stated no because that is what messing up these kids these days. Violent video games are dangerous they can mess up a child's mind. I say this because violent games acts committed due to change minds of those who play violent games. Violent games are influencing kids to be more violent because they play a games with violent going on. Violent games are also teaching kids to be violent. It is a known fact that we learn by repetition. By allowing children to play violent video games it starts to desensitize them at an early age to the effects of violence.
Childhood is what makes or breaks a person. Exposing kids to violent games (or any kind of adult content for that matter) will very easily mess up a child's proper development. Violent games are made to be addicting and intense, and at such a young age a child doesn't have the maturity to play it without stopping it from negatively affecting his/her life.
Honestly why would anyone want an 8 year old kid playing Call of duty or any game with violence in it playing with them and their high pitched squeals every time they die and they end up crying does anyone want this? I most certainly do not.
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Children that are young should not play violent video games. When a child is in the stage of learning right and wrong they tend to look at things around them to learn, observational learning. If they see a man killing another man on a game they may know well enough that they should not do that. However, they may to imitate what they saw before them by getting a Nerf gun for example and shooting someone. When they get older and they no longer have Nerf guns and they have pellet guns.... The fun becomes more of a daring since to that teen and before you know it they are killing squirrels and rabbits. Yes, they know enough about right and wrong but did you know the the frontal lobe of the brain controls a person judgement and that it is not fully developed until the late twenty's? Having children play violent video games is not ideal for them.
Violent video games should be regulated for children under 17. There is proof that kids who played violent video games ended up becoming violent in their adulthood. Example: Adam Lanza, who played Call of Duty as a kid, and ended up killing innocent people. So no, children should not play the games.
Studies prove Violent Video games increase aggression and more violent behavior! We don't want the people of the future exposed to such violent actions. My son is very addicted to these games and it makes him get more angry easily and occasionally (since he's younger) hits others (no worries, playfully, but still this didn't happen before these games were introduced to him)
I don't agree because you are spoiled to your parents and they buy you whatever you want and they don't care what it is that is very harmful to them as i know children can now be influenced easily in what they see and play. Like my friends they watched conjuring already and they kept on doing the scary part!. And the boys in my section they kept on shooting each other and pretending to be dead on the floor! And that's not good for me they might bring that kind of attitude when they grow up! :(
I believe this is insain why would you let your child take there anger out on a computer game when you can obliviously let them play games like minecraft my 18 year old son ronbobthecorncob was crying when he found out he couldn't play call of duty so i told him you will listen to me or i will take away your microwave use for 10 days so help me!!!! Parents need to be assurtive like me i tell my child he can only play games that have the "e" signthingamagig on the back and i just like that i took that "e10+" mario and luigi game right out of his hands!!!!!!1
Kids SHOULD NOT play violent video games!! Did you know that that guy that broke in to that elementary school and killed a bunch of innocent kids and teachers played violent video games every day? And also they use violent video games to train soldiers in the Army because it trains their brain to kill anyone they see. So yea I don't think that anyone should play violent video games.
Research and experiments have conclude that violent video games do NOT directly cause violence, but instead shut off certain parts of the brain. Mainly parts that deal with anger management and problem solving. These tests have also shown that kids, of ANY age will be more aggressive as well, and be more cruel to others. Stacking this up with the child's age, (which in some cases may be as low as FIVE years old) the child may not be able to distinguish the senseless violence with the real world. Not to mention all the questionable language those games have, the child may utter his first sware word before he/she can even spell properly.
If a child is mature enough to know the difference between right and wrong, and a parent is present to make sure "this is a game" is reinforced, I think it's okay. My son wanted to play GMTA at age 12, and I said no. In fact, my kids could not see PG 13 movies until they were 13. They were in martial arts for 10 years and are very capable fighters, however, they understand violence is a last resort and not a first response. Exposing them to violence too early without proper parental guidance and control is wrong.
People underestimate how well being less exposed to something affects people's actions. If kids are less exposed to violence, they will be less violent. It is not rocket science. Kids play those games and then want to copy what they see. The world would be safer place without violent video games, so I vote that no kid or human being should play them.
No, children should not play violent video games. If children are exposed to these violent games at a very young age, the violence and cruelty will become normal and acceptable to them. Young children are not able to make the distinction between an adult telling them “this is just pretend” and the extremely life like people committing these very real looking atrocities on a large screen right in front of them.
I read an article about how violent video games can make kids violent. Evidence shows in Iowa that violent video games are a risk factor for criminal behavior. Here is the link:
This does not mean it happens to all kids, but be careful--violent video games may influence you/your children.
There can be many bad influences on teens these days. "Playing violent video games probably will not turn your child into a psychopathic killer," Bushman said, "but I would want to know how the child treats his or her parents, how they treat their siblings, how much compassion they have."
So the dueling scientific studies aren't really at odds with each other — they just make different assumptions. Which may be why Bushman and Ferguson agree on one thing: as fathers, they've banned their own kids from playing violent video games.
These violent video games are influencing kinds to be more violent because they play a game with a goal of killing and hurting things/people. In a matter of fact, the shooter of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting played violent video games as a kid. Those games inspired him to kill innocent children and teachers.
Games make kids grow up too fast, games are costly, they expose kids to things they might not be ready to deal with. Kids might hurt themselves or someone else by mimicking what they see, it may increase aggression, negatively affects the future, exposes them to do bad things or deeds and kids might mimic other characters who are sometimes bad, or do non-human things (Spiderman can climb walls, but normal humans cannot).
I know little kids like who play Call of Duty!! That is ridiculous for someone that age to be playing games like that because they are so impressionable, they will copy everything in the game. If you're 13-15 years or older that is better because they know what's right and wrong. The parents need to be watching their kids' games and what they play all day long.
I think children should not be allowed to play violent video games. If they do play video games then they will imitate what ever the violent things that happen in the games. They might go and kill people and think that killing is okay. You want your children to go out and kill people and go to juvie. If you do not what that to happen to your kids then, do not buy them violent video games. Violent video games are Black Ops 2, Black Ops 1, Call of Duty 1,2,3, God of War SAGA. This is why children should not play violent video games.