•A 13-year old boy jumped from the building’s 24th floor and committed suicide after playing Warcraft III for 36 hours straight.
•A teenager went on a rampage and killed three men, two of them police officers, after months of playing Grand Theft Auto.
•A 17-year-old male killed his mother and wounded his father after they took Halo 3 away from him.
•A 15-year old ran away from home after his parents took his Xbox console away. His dead body was found almost a month after.
•Two kids murdered 13 and wounded 23 before turning the gun on themselves acting out their own version Doom.
I agree with this because every time you play a violent video game, you change. You keep talking about and don't stop. At school your education grades will fall because you keep wanting to play it and don't bother paying attention. The graphics are so real that it seems you are there and holding the remote like a real gun. Also you get points when you kill a person on COD and then you might want to get real life points. You get so much into the game that you want to play it so much to you will do anything to try and shoot a real gun.
Kids go crazy when they lose especially when you need to kill someone, so if you die on games like Black Ops kids say DIE DIE DIE! Other games that are not violent, kids do not say DIE. They think like humans and think problems through. Smart kids don't play violent video games.
While people are playing video games, you're putting them in a violent and brutal environment. If you take video game statistics and put them into real life, it's pretty scary.
• The lastest Black Ops game has had over 916 million hours played which is a little more than 104,000 years
• 83,000 people die every minute in the game which means in six days, there would be no one left in the world.
• There has been over 106 billion deaths in Black Ops 2 that’s equivlent to 98% of humans that have ever exsisted.
• In the comparison that the United States pays 300 million dollars a day in the war in Iraq and Afghanistan, one hour of play on Black Ops 2 costs 1,362,086,600 dollars.
• The Us Army uses 1.5 billion rounds every year and Black Ops 2 uses 1.5 billion rounds in 17 hours.
While people are playing video games they are not thinking about the damage they are causing, and their behavior totally changes. People defend violent video games and identify them as "stress relievers". They are not stress relievers at all. If people are so into the game they are playing, they will feel like it is real life. I have seen my cousins played violent video games and if they ever lost they freaked out. They also think of the main characters as role models and want to be just like them. And its's pethetic
Yes, school shootings are most likely from video games, it has been proven that the people who open fire are gamers or are addicted to playing violent games. It fuels their minds and urges or gives them the idea telling the mind that it is okay to do things like that. If you have all that exposure to computerized violence and they go on rampages thinking "If I see this on TV, it's okay for ME to do as a person". It is exactly how that mind works.
Here are some examples
•A 13-year old boy jumped from the building’s 24th floor and committed suicide after playing Warcraft III for 36 hours straight. •A teenager went on a rampage and killed three men, two of them police officers, after months of playing Grand Theft Auto. •A 17-year-old male killed his mother and wounded his father after they took Halo 3 away from him. •A 15-year old ran away from home after his parents took his Xbox console away. His dead body was found almost a month after. •Two kids murdered 13 and wounded 23 before turning the gun on themselves acting out their own version Doom.
Are the murders of innocent committed because some kids play games? Teenagers should not be permitted to buy violent video games due to the fact that it corrupts their minds and causes them to act out in negative ways. Many depressing incidents have happened in the past, and to stop them from happening in the future, we must take action.
Teenagers spend their free time playing violent video games. Research shows that boys play 13 hours of them a week and girls tend to play 5. Even if we may not realize it, it is detrimental to their minds and society. Since they were little, kids have been exposed to aggressive behavior in the games that they play. When this sadistic image of life is placed in their minds over and over again, it desensitizes them.
When these kids become teenagers, they are not sensitive to the world around them. Their minds are corrupted by the rubbish that they used to occupy themselves in when they were younger. In the Sandy Hook Elementary School Shooting, about two dozen innocent children were mercilessly murdered by a young man in his twenties. Why? Because the shooter’s mind had been corrupted so much that his psychology had been negatively affected.
We should put an end to this damaging behavior. By letting our children play violent video games, we are destroying their minds. We should protect them, and protect our society. By banning the sale of aggressive games, we are helping our world.
One of my clients played a Game called Driver 3. This caused her to become more violent to her family. Ditching school and going out smoking were also behaviors that started after playing this game. I do think games can cause a difference in a child's behavior, and I think there needs to be some regulations put in place.
Video games do have a huge effect on many unsuspecting kids. The power a character possesses makes him super strong and he starts killing people. The poor little kid will envy his power and try to be like him/her. Therefore, the little kid ending up killing someone or hurting someone badly.
Statistics show that after only 10 minutes of playing a violent video game your mind becomes desensitized to the fact that you are killing someone. Although it seems like nothing when you are playing these games, some kids play them so often that it is the only thing that they think about. Even if it is just a character in a game it become as easy as pie to pull that trigger.
I am 18 I have been playing call of duty for 10 years and I am in the honor roll in my school. I have won 3 spelling bees and have been MVP on my soccer team for 2 months straight. I have friends, no enemies, and I am not a violent person. Never have been, never will be.
I've been playing videos games my whole life and I still can't even stand the sight of a gun. Most people argue saying video causes violent, but that's simply not the case for everyone. Some people play video games in order to cope with problems they have and they choose to escape reality with a bit of gun play. They know right and wrong and yet feeling the power of control over something that has no problems or consequences feels great and the problems they have are now gone. Video games are go to for many suffering.
I play violent video games all the time so do my friends and we don't go around shooting people! If you think violent video games cause violent crimes then you are more stupid than you may have thought. Just because a person plays violent video games doesn't make them a psychopath. If a person wants to murder someone then they will!
People think violent video games affect their children, but did they discipline their child correctly? Did they show little or no love to their children? Did they teach their children what is right and what is wrong? If you taught your child correctly, then there won't be these problems. Thank you.
I have been playing Grand Theft Auto since San Andreas was released and I haven't killed anyone! I'm not thinking about killing anyone either! Shooting someone in a video game will not make you want to shoot someone in real life. If that logic worked, then would that mean that if I played an NFL video game, I would become a professional NFL player?
My brother, my friends and I play Call of Duty all the time. We are just the same as we used to be. I'm only 14 and I don't think these kind of games affect any of us kids. You can actually learn a lot about war or the history of things. So no, video games are not violent, unless you are playing Grand Theft Auto. Stealing cars and killing people for no reason could make you very violent.
Videos games are pretty much stress releivers to the world. Anything thats wrong with someone, namely violence, Is the PARENTS fault not video games Parents who complain about their kids being violent probably aren't very good parents looking for an easy excuse like the video games they bought for their kids.
I am a 16 year old gamer and i have been playing tekken, mortal kombat, and other violent games since i was 5 and yet i have not had a single behavior problem. video games are stress relievers to many gamers that have problems irl now if you still argue with fact then start a debate im down for one
Being a 16 year old boy, I have heard these issues multiple times, whether they be on the news or this website. I have been playing violent games,including GTA, since I was 5 and admittedly got into fights when I was younger (grades 3-5) but I have no criminal record and am honestly the biggest wimp I know, sadly, and would not hurt anyone so when I read these I find it hard to believe that violent video games in particular cause violence.
Violent video games do NOT cause behaviour problems. You don't need to conduct a scientific study to figure that out, because the answer is as plain as the sun in the sky. If violent video games DID cause behaviour problems, then we'd have a world filled with uncontrollable criminals running amok, destroying property and causing harm to people. Since we have not descended into anarchy as a result of the existence of violent video games, the answer is clearly NO.