• Yes the video games do

    December 21 the National Rifle Association (NRA) blamed the media for promoting violent video games and movies and then cited these phenomena as the primary causes of mass violence. The CEO stated, “Isn't fantasizing about killing people as a way to get your kicks really the filthiest form of excitement?" So in conclusion video games cause violence by inspiring kids/teens by the joy.

  • Yes, I believe the internet plays a very big role in encouraging violence among children.

    Children are exposed to a lot more information on the Internet. Children can find more stories on the internet than they find in everyday life. Many stories found on the internet glamorize violence and make it look like the "cool" thing to do. Social media on the internet also makes it easy for children to see violent crimes that they otherwise wouldn't.

  • The Internet: A Gateway for Violence

    The internet should be blamed for violence among children because not only is it a gateway to communication and verbal abuse, but it also is an easier way to bully and hurt children. Violence is not simply defined as physical abuse, but as verbal abuse as well. This can include insults, put downs, and assault. All of these forms of bullying are found on the internet. In this generation, there are multiple ways to communicate with people online, such as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, to name a few. With these social networks comes many people and their opinions. These people use their opinions and judgements to bully other children. Technology is to blame for this because it is much easier to verbally abuse someone behind a screen with several other users backing you up then to say it to the victims face. Still not convinced that violence is found online? Because of the bullying and verbal abuse online, comes the victims that are forced to face this abuse. According to a recent study, nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. A more shocking conclusion; bullying victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider committing suicide. So while the topic of violence online may be a debate, these statistics and numbers do not lie. These show the amount of violence and bullying that is found because of the use of the internet, and the outcome that they might have for the victims. In conclusion, although the definition of violence is most widely used as a physical act, it is also commonly found through verbal abuse. This abuse is found through the internet, where it otherwise would not be a major problem. The internet is a gateway for communication and bullying in children, therefore it is to be blamed for violence among children.

  • No, parents are ultimately responsible for their kids

    Violence among children can usually be found as a result of their upbringing. In most cases, bad parenting will lead to violence in their children, such as letting them spend too much time on the Internet. There is no substitute for actually being a parent and teaching your child boundaries and good ethics.

  • No, violence among children existed before the popularization of the Internet.

    No, violence is a complicated psychological phenomena that existed well before the first iteration of the Internet. Cases of child to child violence can be inspired by a variety of external influences. It is unfair to demonize the Internet instead of breaking down instances of violence among children on a case by case basis.

  • No, the internet is not to be blamed for violence among children

    No, the internet should not be blamed for violence among children. The internet does not make a person commit violent acts. Children are not pressured by the internet to harm others. They are more likely to act out in violence if they see it on a regular basis in their own lives. Their lives often provide more encouragement for violence than any outside source. Children who commit violent acts should be blamed for their acts not the internet, which is an inanimate object.

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