Do video games lead to violent behavior and/or thinking?

Posted by: VincentQ

For a school magazine.

  • Yes

  • No

13% 3 votes
87% 20 votes
  • Sometimes when kids see other people doing something their not supposed to they think about doing it. If they see someone fighting on world star or something they are going to try the moves the person in the video would do and end up hurting someone very bad. Yes some kids arent dumb enough to do things they see on the internet but alot of kids are.

  • I play violent video games and I am not violent, actually the opposite. I got beaten up by a two year old twice.

  • There a good valve to let off steam.

  • Studies show the opposite.

  • They are a way of releasing anger. Yes, some people might take it too far, but not many.

  • There is not necessarily a direct correlation between violent behavior and violent video games. Although media in this category does have a large proportion of influence over a adolescents psyche what truly affects the end result in behavioral patterns is paternal guidance. If a child has a firm understanding of reality, morals/values, and has positive role models the child will grow up with positive mental health. Video games can be a reactant but essentially parental guidance is the catalyst of behavioral and mental aspects.

  • Because batman... sorry, wrong poll. Gaming doesn't cause violence, LAG causes violence.

  • no it doesnt

Leave a comment...
(Maximum 900 words)
Kreakin says2015-04-24T18:33:42.5995080-05:00
Ultra realistic graphics in the future might cause people to desensitise to seeing violence which could translate to real world behaviours. Ie not feeling sick at seeing gore, games graphics and the animations in kill scenes just are not that realistic at present though. They also don't have the real world attitude that goes with violence.
triangle.128k says2015-04-25T20:20:20.8641436-05:00
Well studies show that realistic graphics show graphic consequences and all which scare them from doing it in reality.
Kreakin says2015-04-26T05:15:32.3955355-05:00
Wild generalisation there, it may effect some that way but many it won't.

Freebase Icon   Portions of this page are reproduced from or are modifications based on work created and shared by Google and used according to terms described in the Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution License.

By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use.