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Video games are VIOLENT.

  If you grow up playing video games, then you could end up like that teenager who shot a whole bunch of police officers in court. DOES anyone want to be like that? Tell me now or my life's beliefs will be ruined and I will go into shock and DIE! Or someone who plays violent video games could shoot me with a police officer's gun. See? Your child could KILL if you let them play video games.
Anonymous says2013-09-09T09:50:17.687
I'm not sure that this is the greatest argument. The causation between playing video games and the teenagers who go around shooting things is quite slim, and is usually due to a problem within the teenager, not the video game. The word "could" is a very slim "could". The number of children who play video games compared to the number who actually then randomly kill people is extremely low. Furthermore, violence in itself is not necessarily bad. It lets some people vent off steam and pressure, or fulfil primal urges that may not otherwise be dealt with.
KeepItSimple says2013-12-21T07:47:21.390
I agree with anon. It's more the person than the game.
That-Annoying_Kid says2014-04-08T17:30:02.727
This is way too dramatic and extreme. Not ALL video games are violent, and some of those that are actually aren't that bad. You hit a bunch of pixels in the shape of a monster with a bunch of pixels in the shape of a sword, big deal. Only people who are psychopaths/sociopaths/sadists etc. kill people, and video games cannot directly turn anyone into one of those.
ThatOneGirl92 says2015-02-26T14:37:04.787
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/05/amount-time-video-games-kids_n_5651027.html The Video games themselves dont make kids violent unless they already have psychological problems. Plus if parents actually pay attention to the rating on the video game then it definately shouldnt be a problem because the only really violent video games would be played by kids who are already basically adults. Therefore, You're argument is nullified and void.
muhammedsajin says2015-09-25T14:31:02.623
I know, but some video games are creating viloence
kmyers117 says2016-03-04T16:52:55.983
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SspoonN says2017-01-31T20:32:43.810
http://www.timesunion.com/518life/article/Why-your-kids-should-play-video-games-5410591.php
SspoonN says2017-01-31T20:36:22.393
Total US sales of video game hardware and software increased 204% from 1994 to 2014, reaching $13.1 billion in 2014, while violent crimes decreased 37% and murders by juveniles acting alone fell 76% in that same period. [133][134][135][136][82][83] The juvenile Violent Crime Index arrest rate in 2012 was 38% below 1980 levels and 63% below 1994, the peak year. [83] The number of high school students who had been in at least one physical fight decreased from 43% in 1991 to 25% in 2013, and student reports of criminal victimization at school dropped by more than half from 1995 to 2011. [107][106] An Aug. 2014 peer-reviewed study found that: "Annual trends in video game sales for the past 33 years were unrelated to violent crime... Monthly sales of video games were related to concurrent decreases in aggravated assaults." ( from ProCon.Com)
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