“These data suggest very strongly that participating in the playing of violent video games by children and youth increase aggressive thought and behavior; increase antisocial behavior and delinquency and engender poor school performance which desensitize the game player to violence.” Violent video games should be prohibited entirely; simulating violence such as shooting guns and hand to hand combat in video games can cause real life violent behavior. Violent video games is connected to lower empathy and many perpetrators of mass shooting guns and hand to hand combat in video games can cause real life violence.The psychological group reports that more than 90% of children in the United States play video games. Among kids between the ages of 12 and 17, the number rises to 97%.
More important, 85% or more of video games on the market include some form of violence. The titles seem to say it all: “Manhunt,” “Thrill Kill,” “Gears of War” and “Mortal Kombat.” However, even the seemingly benign “Pokemon Go” requires players to go to battle.
exposure to violent video games is connected to lower sympathy and reduced kindness. empathy, the flexibility to understand and enter into another’s feelings is believed to inhibit aggressive behavior. A study published in the American Psychological Association’s Psychological Bulletin found that exposure to violent video games led to a lack of empathy and prosocial behavior (positive actions that benefit others). Eight independent tests measuring the impact of violent video games on prosocial behavior found a significant negative effect, leading to the conclusion that “exposure to violent video games is negatively correlated with helping in the real world.” Many perpetrators of mass shootings played violent video games. Many mass shootings have been carried out by avid video game players. “Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway (2011) and admitted to using the game Modern Warfare 2 for training.” An FBI school shooter threat assessment stated that a student who makes threats of violence should be considered more credible if he or she also spends “inordinate amounts of time playing video games with violent themes.
” Playing violent video games causes more aggression, fighting, and bullying. “60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls who played at least one Mature-rated (M-rated) game hit or beat up someone, compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play M-rated games.” Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that children who play M-rated games are more likely to bully and cyber bully their peers, get into physical fights, be hostile, argue with teachers, and show aggression towards their peers throughout the school year. There are people who say that playing violent video games have no effect on anyone who plays it. Some think it actually helps people get through things as well as teach them new skills.
However, data analysis shows that 74% of people agree about playing violent video games cause real life violence and aggression. Some parents whose kids play violent games see it in them. For example my brother plays fighting games and watches fighting videos so he one time tried to fight me just like how the characters would in the games. By him playing games with violence in it, it had an influence on him and made him act upon it.
With today’s graphically intense video game devices, we have made war, rape, murder and violence an everyday thing that nobody bats an eye over, and it’s wreaking havoc on the psyches of our children. Violent video games equate to violent behavior, especially in children whose brains are not fully formed yet, and they need to be stopped.In conclusion violent video games should be prohibited entirely. The world would be a better place without violent video games.
For example, let’s look at the way women are treated in video games. Women fall into one of a few categories. They’re either helpless victims, disposable background decorations, or sexual objects for male fantasies. This is how women are portrayed in games.
You can beat and murder them with impunity. You can have your way with them. They are helpless to help themselves. And they’re thrown into video games to be fodder for male urges.
This leads to young males developing sexist attitudes towards women, and this is something that can damage society for generations.