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Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence?


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  • +82 +181 -99 .-. May. 9, 2014
    "i say it depends on the on the person"
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  • +27 +128 -101 benjamin Mar. 26, 2014
    "im pro because violent video games are a way that teens can get rid of angry and stressed out feelings plus it is the parents or guardians job to control what there kids play and how they react to there video games"
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    • +3 +4 -1 Tyler Feb. 12, 2015
      "This isnt a pro argument"
    • +1 +1 0 Rebecca Jan. 30, 2015
      "we are doing a school projects and im pro too..."
    • +1 +3 -2 william Jan. 12, 2015
      "im kinda pro but i also take out my anger"
    • +1 +3 -2 tony Jan. 12, 2015
      "i believe you man thats soooo true"
  • +13 +55 -42 Jasmine Morris Jan. 20, 2015
    "It depends on your home life,home life,and mental stablilty"
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    • 0 0 0 Quentin Mar. 2, 2015
      "Yeap You Are Right, Ps. Quentin Lebleu"
  • +8 +25 -17 Jack Westbrock Mar. 9, 2015
    "i think that it depends on the person. I play violent video games and im not violent but my friend plays violent video games and he is violent"
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    • 0 0 0 CoDBoy26 Mar. 10, 2015
      "Which friend because i know its not me"
  • +1 +14 -13 Roshanna Feb. 27, 2015
    "I truly think it depends on the mind set of the person who plays the video games. So many people in the world play violent video game,and they are fine,some are the sweetest people ever. As one of my classmates stated he plays NFL games,but he hasn't become a famous football player."
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    • 0 0 0 charles Apr. 16, 2015
      "this could count as pro and con"
  • -1 0 -1 Samuel Apr. 23, 2015
    "I'd say it depends on the person, but they absolutely can in some cases. You have the "crime rates are going down while game sales are going up" argument, but the problem with this is that a lower crime rate doesn't necessarily mean fewer crimes. In a small town of a thousand people, a .1% murder rate means that a single person was killed. On the other hand, a large city with ten million people that has a murder rate of .05% would mean that fifty thousand people were killed. Just looking at the percentages, the murder of that single person appears to be more devastating than what, if it were real, would be one of the largest attacks in the history of the planet."
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  • -3 +14 -17 MarqusTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I say pro because I don't think violate video games causes kids to do violate thinks like kill people."
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  • -5 +11 -16 AnyaTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Let's remember the question asked, Do Violent Video Games CONTRIBUTE to Youth Violence? Yes it is a factor. Based on the pass school and movie theater shootings in the past few years, the shooters played violent video games and EXPERTS said that these violent games were a factor. Meaning it did CONTRIBUTE to the violent acts."
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    • 0 0 0 Collin E. Campbell Apr. 15, 2015
      "I have a question for you. Did Hitler play a violent game and then go kill hundreds of people, no. Did you know that those "Experts" and "Researchers" are either being quick to blame, biased, or payed off. When further research was done. more than 60% of the murderers didn't own or play violent video games."
    • 0 0 0 A sane person Mar. 31, 2015
      "Um.... You do realize that half the time those "experts" are payed off, biased, or both, right?"
    • 0 +1 -1 FlyingSnail Mar. 12, 2015
      "I agreed with your first two sentences. But the rest of your comment I disagree with. Twice as many mass murderers read violent books then played violent video games. Should we ban violent books because of that?Also these "experts" probably don't realize that the mass murderers probably liked violent video games because of their violent content but most likely did not become violent because of violent video games. Also I believe paintball causes more violence than video games because you are purposefully shooting harmful projectiles at REAL people. Pressing a button on a controller to change pixels on a tv will not make people violent unless they have no sense of what reality and fantasy is."
  • -5 +16 -21 Dave Feb. 26, 2015
    "People tell me that I am very nice. And I play video games. Now am I bad?!?"
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    • 0 0 0 Jaxson Apr. 22, 2015
      "No your not I play violent Video games and everyone say that I'm a nice person so that's probably the same to you as well"
  • -5 +21 -26 RMF Feb. 13, 2015
    "Mw2 is the greatest game of all time so therefore mature rated games are great"
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  • -5 +25 -30 I'm under your bed Feb. 3, 2015
    "I think it depends on how the kid reacts to the game"
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  • -5 +33 -38 Elizabeth C. Nov. 20, 2014
    "I (as a video game player ) say it depends on how mentally the player takes the game, how they act on the game, and how the y respond to it."
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  • -5 +67 -72 daniel rios Apr. 21, 2014
    "first of all the kids and anyone that plays these kinds of games has a choice and they are in control of their own future so I say YES"
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    • +3 +3 0 Anthoney Armelin Apr. 22, 2014
      "If they have a choice then why take violent video games away why do everyone care about why people play video games, That is my question"
    • +1 +2 -1 GamerGirl Sep. 19, 2014
      "Why would you say yes when you just said its the kids choice? The video game doesn't make them violent. They choose."
  • -6 +4 -10 James Mar. 22, 2015
    "I completely agree with the majority that video games don't have the power to make a person more violent. However, this statement is only a theory and theories have the chance to be wrong. If video game violence is not restricted, the worst case scenario is an unrestricted flow of violent inducing influences. But if video games are restricted then the worst case scenario is much milder. Sure it is probably true that video games don't harm kids mentally, but probably is a scary game to play. I may be sounding prude but lets play it safe and regulate violent video games a little more..."
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  • -6 +5 -11 Ashley Mar. 17, 2015
    "They can help develop hand-eye coordination early in their life."
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  • -6 +7 -13 Noah Stachowiak Mar. 10, 2015
    "pro and con because it is the parents fault if they let there kids play violent video games and they are mentally unstable but i don't think anyone else but your parents should control your option to play video games"
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  • -6 +10 -16 Sarah Mar. 9, 2015
    "I'll have to go with pro. First it depends on the person, gets the stress out of the person who is playing the game, it helps them have faster reflexes, it help people think of objects from three diferent angles, and if they have more stress to get out there are more rounds to play. I know all of this for a fact, and I'm only 11."
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    • 0 0 0 FlyingSnail Mar. 12, 2015
      "Having faster reflexes and thinking of objects from 3 different angles is good. It enables faster reaction to something like a cup falling off a table. Besides most people play video games to have fun."
  • -6 +7 -13 jim Mar. 6, 2015
    "it may be bad but they are also fun for kids"
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  • -6 +5 -11 jim Mar. 6, 2015
    "i think it is bad for kids to play"
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  • -6 +5 -11 Chania (THS) Mar. 1, 2015
    "Yes violent video games contribute to youth violence. People who get bully, they get their ideas from playing those violent games, and they want to hurt the peole that bully them. It like revenge. You hurt me and now I'm going to hurt you. Little kids shouldn't play these games because they are way too young to play the violent games."
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  • -6 +6 -12 Mickayla THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Violent video games do cause youth violence because not like a violent book or movie you can't control what's going on. I feel like violent video games teach kids its ok to do what they want because nothing will happen. Sooner or later they will expect that in real life, who to know what they will do if that doesn't happen? I also feel like people who think violent video games don't contribute to this factor its because they think that they had some psychological issues. Yes, that is a factor I'm not saying its not, but the violent video games influence this bad behavior and it will cause violent acts. The only way around this problem is follow the ratings. I feel like when a new technology comes out someone has to abuse the power to ruin it for the rest of us. As spider man once said, "With great power comes great responsibility." Not just video games with any new technology."
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  • -6 +7 -13 LatrellTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Video Games do contribute to Youth Violence. Children think its okay to do things they see on video games. They have a bad influence on children. There were many incidences because of them. If parents watched what their kids played there would be any of these problems. Also kids should know right from wrong. There's a fault for both sides, Some games should be banned based on the violence. I do believe that there's some good coming from video games."
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    • 0 0 0 Justin Noah Mar. 23, 2015
      "If someone goes and shoots up a school and just happens to play CoD or GTA everyone blames the games i mean if someone does that they are crazy enough to do it and probably will even if they didn't play those games"
  • -6 +9 -15 xyphreonths Feb. 27, 2015
    "i think that violent video games do have something to do with youth violence because some kids do not know the difference between the same and the real world so they start to believe that it is okay to kill someone or kill the cops or run into cars there is just some much that probves that they contribete to youth violence"
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    • 0 0 0 FlyingSnail Mar. 12, 2015
      "Young children around the age of 6 will probably not know the difference between fiction and reality. But for those that do know the difference between the real and virtual world(the vast majority of people who play violent video games) the effect that violent video games have on behavior is negligible."
  • -6 +9 -15 JoseTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "If a young person was perhaps younger than 6-years-old, and they played a game rated Mature+17, they will result to become more violent due to them believing that what happens in the game is okay to do in real life."
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  • -6 +13 -19 BG Nov. 17, 2014
    "The part I think that most are missing is that there are those personalities that these extremely violent video games have a dramatic effect on and do influence their behavior. Then again so does the movie and television industry along with the news reporting agencies. You also have to look at the pharmaceutical side also. Younger kids exposed to all of the above can be greatly influenced and desensitized by it all making their responses to different situations unknown. Possibly making their responding behavior more violent based on those influences. The "Experts" can't even agree either way. I do believe the more we are desensitized, the greater the possibility."
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  • -6 +26 -32 tyreese Nov. 17, 2014
    "it should be legal because its the user who makes it violent depending on the game and also for the school; shootings its not the gun that kills people its the person behind it."
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  • -6 +52 -58 Jamie LaPorte Apr. 24, 2014
    "one thing is undeniable- if your child is getting more of a moral education from Call of Duty or Mass Effect than from you, you have failed as a parent. Not to mention, these games have ratings. If your kid is too young to understand the permanence or severity of death, letting him play a game in which he kills others is, of course, not a good idea. Parents must take more responsibility for their kids."
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    • +2 +5 -3 ALL_117 Oct. 24, 2014
      "I 100% agree with you, its the parents fault."
  • -6 +60 -66 Randy Dom Feb. 4, 2014
    "If it were a question of banning games, I would undoubted be in the con section because I know there are many responsible teenagers and some pre-teens who can handle violent video games. But considering the question asks if video games contribute to youth violence, I have to admit video games can have some negative impact on some people. As an avid video gamer for the past ten years (I still remember receiving my dinky but special little gameboy at the age of six), I know what can be found in a video game (and the worst for that matter, as I have played GTA and Manhunt). I played a couple M rated games from Middle School and onwards, and can say it has not effected me in the least bit. But I can't deny there were other kids I knew who had negative impacts as well. I know a couple of people who can only hold a conversation about solely violent video games. I knew of one who would make death threats. Yet again, I had a friend who played GTA at 8 years old but turned into a nice young man. It all depends on the partaker's grasp of reality, time played, and upbringing. Like violent movies, parents should give permission for violent video games depending on their child's ability to handle the content."
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    • +3 +5 -2 Fal Feb. 5, 2014
      "You say that it all depends on who is playing them, yes? Then why are you on the "pro" side? Because from where I stand the question clearly states, "Do video games contribute to youth violence?" In this case, the phrase "youth violence" is referring to the general youth. So, your conclusions and evidence have, in turn, stated that your are AGAINST the fact that they do cause violence in youth. You are on the wrong side of the argument Mr. Dom."
    • 0 0 0 charles bunch Apr. 15, 2015
      "yes you are right there is responsible teens out there such as me. and yes it is all in how they handle it"
  • -7 +8 -15 Debo Feb. 26, 2015
    "I honestly think that violent video games blur the lines between fiction and reality. This making youth think that violence is okay!"
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  • -7 +5 -12 ayanna Feb. 25, 2015
    "violent video games can teach kids bad stuff"
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  • -7 +22 -29 Your Rights Jan. 22, 2015
    "I think we should keep video games. If we didn't we probably wouldn't have X Boxes and stuff like that. I mean think about it, almost every video game has killing. Why cant we have common scene? KILLING IS BAD!!!!!!!!!!!!! If you think you can kill without getting in trouble or caught... THINK AGAIN!!! Keep the games and start making it a law that every school will teach kids not to follow the games. And show them what will happen if they do..............


    By:Your Rights"
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    • -1 0 -1 FlyingSnail Mar. 12, 2015
      "Games that have killing in them are marketed to a audience that already knows the consequences of killing in real life. If a parent or person is offended by a video game then simply don't buy it for your child. Also video games do have scenes showing killing is bad. No Russian in MW2, the ENTIRE GAME in Spec Ops:The Line. If more parents started to say that M rated games are equal in a lot of ways to PG:13 movies then there would be far less of a argument of whether or not children should play violent video games."
  • -8 +7 -15 debo Feb. 25, 2015
    "I think violent video games teach kids how to be killers!"
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    • 0 0 0 hunter Mar. 31, 2015
      "no way im not violent now am I"
    • 0 0 0 Johnathan B. Mar. 24, 2015
      "They teach us but it is up to us to know how to control ourselves"
    • 0 0 0 FlyingSnail Mar. 12, 2015
      "If entertainment says something is acceptable it is teaching people. That is true. But by that logic Star Wars, Indiana Jones, Harry Potter, and Lord of the Rings teach children to be violent killers. But teaching is not the same as learning. Learning comes through practice and repetition of an activity. To truly learn how to kill with a gun, a person would have to buy a gun, and go to a testing range learn how to use it. If young children play violent video games they may be taught that violence is ok. But that's what ratings and parents exist for. They can helpfully point impressionable children to sources of entertainment more suitable for them until they able to differentiate between fiction and reality."
  • -8 +14 -22 Preston Jan. 13, 2015
    "How are these pro's?"
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  • -8 +19 -27 A Jr High Teen Jan. 12, 2015
    "k if everyone has had a chance to play a violent video games or any games at all not many of them will say "oh no i don't want to play that because it is violent" no they would say something like this "ya sure why not"teens are extremely acceptable to do almost anything, but if you can teach them to do the right thing and choose the right that acceptability can make them do incredible things. I would know because I was once a very acceptable teen now I focus on what is important like school, but violent video games help release my stress so I can stay focused."
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  • -9 +2 -11 jonathan tichenor Mar. 28, 2015
    "look at sandy hook, the suspect played violent video games"
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    • 0 0 0 someonesmarter Apr. 16, 2015
      "thats ignorant. the man who killed the children had a mental disability its not because of the games he played"
  • -9 +7 -16 heidi Feb. 11, 2015
    "that is a good job you guys gave me a lot of info"
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  • -10 +17 -27 Andrew Nov. 24, 2014
    "No! People choose to play these games. If they can play, they should be able to control the way they react or get off the game!"
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    • -1 +1 -2 Layton Jan. 6, 2015
      "i agree with you and also the parent should be watching what the kids play. If they know that there kid has a anger issue the should not be letting them play a violent game such as gta or call of duty. many people like me can play a game and loose and it dose not make me feel like a want to go out and actually kill someone."
  • -10 +20 -30 michael Nov. 24, 2014
    "16. One pro is it can educate you on a certain level"
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  • -11 +10 -21 bob Feb. 12, 2015
    "i agree there should not be any more of these games"
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    • +1 +1 0 sick of this shit... Mar. 29, 2015
      "I love how people pin the blame on video games when it comes to violence... Yet, you can go to a fucking supermarket and pick up a rifle without anyone budging an eyebrow...

      Yeh... games are the problem here. NOT"
    • +1 +1 0 Johnathan Mar. 24, 2015
      "No they let anger out in people there was also no proof that games cause violence. Just because news and government people say it is bad doesn't mean it deserves to be banned. Just watch what you play. I'm 12 and I just watch what I play to make sure I don't play too much violence."
    • 0 +1 -1 Ace Feb. 12, 2015
      "I say it depends on the person, I've played violent video games all my life, and I turned out fine. In fact, I find them very calming and they make for great stress relief. Crime was higher before violent games came out, just so you know.

      Also if these types of games would stop, then there would be an uproar about it. Personally I like violent games, though I do believe younger kids shouldn't be playing them. Not at least until they turn 13, 14, or even 15."
  • -13 0 -13 Eric wilson Apr. 2, 2015
    "i am against video games because it takes away the meaning of being a kid and all the time i give my brother 2 hours of video game time and when he's playing he gets so aggressive and every time i tell i tell him his time up he get's so violent.and it drive me insane all the time and i mean seriously why should he even waste his time on that stuff it ruins the brain ."
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  • -13 +12 -25 Jordan Dec. 3, 2014
    "Video games aren't for everyone if you guys are trying to end video games its not gonna work out. All these killings and shit are from crazy people who are addicted to video games and like watching people die. There is a reason certain games are rated M17+ little kids should not be able to play them its the parents fault for buying them the game in the first place."
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    • 0 0 0 Marco Dec. 8, 2014
      "whats the point when they already going to see killing and death when they get older"
  • -14 +12 -26 Maliekraymer Nov. 19, 2014
    "I think that the kids parents should let their children play violent video games because if your kids get beat up or gets a black eye then they should fight back and that's callled self diffence."
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  • -14 +9 -23 dan Aug. 27, 2014
    "No the studys measure obsessive compulsive behaviors in relation to measured typical lifestyles. Your son plays over 6 hours a day every day and the videos are based in combat or extreme violence then they try to relate in a normal social environment say school. And say they are bullied at school. Did I just describe the two Columbine shooters?"
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    • +5 +5 0 Keith Oct. 15, 2014
      "How do video games factor into this? The Columbine shooters didn't get the idea to rampage through school using Wolfenstein 3D and Doom 3 as a base line, now did they? If anything they got the idea from an outside source or rather perhaps they were both violent from the get go. And last time I checked, neither of the prior mentioned games teaches you how to flick off the safety on a gun."
  • -14 +16 -30 Chuck Barry Apr. 8, 2014
    "a human mind when in the stages of youth can be compared to a sponge. They absorb all the information they can for an amount of time. Being exposed to violent video games, a child may "absorb" information that may be harmful in the future such as: having aggressive behaviors, problems with fighting, disobedient children, and more"
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  • -14 +60 -74 Fartersu Maximum Mar. 2, 2014
    "I think it's good because it helps you to relax"
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    • -6 +3 -9 grant Mar. 11, 2014
      "sorry man, but you posted your paragraph on the wrong side, your argument is for the con side, this is the pro column."
  • -15 +9 -24 Anonymous Nov. 17, 2014
    "In my opinion, all violent video games should be restricted to those under the age requirement. But although violent video games may influence those underage and even those eligible, it is also how the players view the game and how well they are parented."
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  • -15 +11 -26 B Oct. 29, 2014
    "Honestly, I think it depends on the person. A person's mental stability would probably increase or decrease a game's violent impact on that particular person's morals and mental stability."
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  • -16 +7 -23 Alastrine Nov. 20, 2014
    "Yeah my brother gets angry when i mess with him while he's playing COD:black ops then me and my YOUNGER brother get into fights when i tell him something important while hes playing a game"
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  • -16 +10 -26 Maliek Nov. 19, 2014
    "See I don't care what people thinks of me if some one tries to hit me I will have self diffence"
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  • -16 +6 -22 alphano Oct. 27, 2014
    "wow, i never knew bullying from the 1800's, the massacre Hitler caused, and the war in Iraq we're fighting right now had to do with violent video games. geez *facepalm*"
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  • -16 +8 -24 Edwin Oct. 6, 2014
    "I believe that violent video games does cause violence, but if your going to ban it don't ban it for the adult or people who are 17+ , ban it for kids! Don't ban it for us. Kids act like they can really use bad ass games like cod and halo, but then don't let them play it. It rots their mind, so when they grow up they know to do these violent things!"
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  • -17 +5 -22 Mandi Oct. 21, 2014
    "-Most of Americans spend time on video games and television. Most of Americans watching or playing violent things head towards emotional desensitization towards violence in real life. All of the things that they see can lead to real life situations which lead to more."
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    • +1 +1 0 Alphano Oct. 27, 2014
      "thats their own fault though, not the games. Video games don't brainwash people into going on killing sprees in schools. and its obvious because after they've killed everyone they usually kill themselve because of guilt. this has to do with parts of their brain which didn't develop properly or were emotionally damaged from incidents in their lives."
  • -17 +7 -24 Felipe Oct. 6, 2014
    "I think it does to"
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  • -17 +7 -24 amir Oct. 3, 2014
    "violent video games led to the learning of aggresive behaviour.violent video games teach youth that violence is an acceptable conflict solving strategy and way to achieve goal.teens plays violent video games becomes killer."
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  • -17 +13 -30 Joshua May. 12, 2014
    "Depending on the game and the child's reputation,video games should not be violent."
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  • -17 +19 -36 Jack Apr. 2, 2014
    "Yes i think they are good for you, even if they made a law where minors couldn't buy them their parents would buy them or somehow they would get them. I play violent video games and im only 12"
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  • -18 +15 -33 Scarlet Mar. 29, 2014
    "Of course violent video games do not cause a happy child to kill innocent people. Yet a child that already shows aggressive natures will definitely be influenced to a higher degree and perhaps supply him with ideas of how to generate fear through violence. In that sense, too many violent video games certainly affect a part of the population. So censoring them or reducing their production are good ways in diminishing the chances that children will grow violent."
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    • +1 +1 0 Chisz Jul. 22, 2014
      "The obviously violent video games are not developed towards juvenile or developing children, and sometimes not even for teens. So does responsibility fall under the law or the developer or the child? No. The parent should be responsible for teaching what children should be playing and learning. The parent either buys the game for the child or gives the money for the child to buy a game so the parent is at liberty to choose what the child should play. So censoring and reducing production is not only improbable, but also irrational."
  • -19 +4 -23 Yuna Dec. 11, 2014
    "They will know how to use a knife or gun. Then, they will think that they want to try to use them in their reality and they will wonder how they can feel when they use them on human."
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    • +3 +3 0 u wot m8 Jan. 13, 2015
      "How will a video game teach them how to use a gun or knife? It doesn't teach them. Games like Call of Duty and Battlefield are EXTREMELY unrealistic when it comes to gun handling and performance. In CoD, most of the missions portray professional soldiers, not some 10 year old kid that wants to kill people. Do some research."
    • -4 0 -4 John Dec. 12, 2014
      "Great comment Yuna. Thank you for your contribution to the debate in class!"
  • -19 +3 -22 fsdawefsdAF Nov. 25, 2014
    "1. A pro is they can have educational affect on video games"
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    • +1 +1 0 Ace of Epic Mar. 12, 2015
      "Yes. One game series I'd like to bring to mind; Assassin's Creed. While the games are a tad violent, they have historical figures and events within them."
  • -19 +4 -23 Maliek Nov. 19, 2014
    "Here's what I think children who see's a lot of violence as an effective way of settling conflicts"
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  • -19 +20 -39 hawaiian super man Apr. 4, 2014
    "I'm not saying kids will kill each other but ppl never know when to quit, like cigarettes"
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    • -1 +2 -3 John Sep. 17, 2014
      "Video games, unlike cigarettes, are not detrimental to anyone's health, they are actually quite the opposite."
  • -19 +18 -37 hawaiian super man Apr. 4, 2014
    "because little kids play these games and they kill each other like gta5 and people who play flappy birds that kid killed his brother off of it to all parents and children reading this stay in school dont be stupid and dont but these violent games please and listen to your parents"
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    • -1 0 -1 derp Apr. 22, 2014
      "It was all because of flappy bird!"
  • -20 +4 -24 Evaclair Nov. 15, 2014
    "As a hardcore gamer, I know that it is hard to control the anger and rage. For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about and are pure and clean, it means that whenever I play a violent game and I just kill one person, the rage makes me want to kill millions after and I will sometimes think of this in my sleep. I sometimes think of my dreams as reality where I kill many bad guys and civilians depending on what I am playing. But, so far I have not killed anyone in reality and I hope it will stay like that for as long as I live."
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  • -20 +6 -26 Irma Enns Nov. 7, 2014
    "Yes they do!!! My brother used to played video games and he got do mad one time and I got slapped!!!"
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  • -20 +20 -40 isaiah Mar. 12, 2014
    "when ever i play video games me and my friends always get mad at each other and then me or my friends brag and whoever lost gets mad and tries to hit use"
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    • +2 +2 0 Brandon White Apr. 10, 2014
      "Hit. Not kill.
      I doubt your friends would kill you over a simple loss. That's like Peyton manning shooting up the entire Seattle Seahwaks after his team lost the Super Bowl..."
    • 0 0 0 qq May. 21, 2014
      ""use." Yes, you are a very credible source, sarcasm intended, offense not intended."
  • -20 +19 -39 grant Mar. 11, 2014
    "First, i would like to point out that most people on the pro side are arguing con, so please, think of the title and then pro and con. now to my argument:
    i have an experience with video games and violence. i believe that video games eventually, not immediately makes you numb to violence. my religeon has pointed that out as well. when i played violent video games, it didn't stop at the house, i started failing school, i became a very bad influence on everyone, and i was the one that all the teachers were loathing coming into their classrooms.i had no respect for others pains, i actually started laughing at people who were seriously injured. video games RUINED my life. it took a major event to get me back to where i was before i came in contact with games, and today i still struggle with what i missed in school. if i were you people looking into video games, i would avoid it like the plague."
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    • +4 +4 0 ekaj May. 21, 2014
      "I feel as if video games did not cause that, or at least, directly. There are other psychological things going on that isn't a part of everyone."
  • -21 +9 -30 Dissapoinment Oct. 21, 2014
    "I went to jail for 1 year because I though it would be cool to play with my best friend, so I pulled a gun on her and started laughing then I accidentally pulled the trigger and BAM I shot her. I will never be the same and now I cant even go to school because it reminds me of her. The reason I did this was because I saw it on T.V. so I though it would be cool but it isn't after i tried to shoot myself but i couldn't because There was only 1 bullet inside. I will never watch T.V. again. I will pray for the people that watch violent stuff. Never think that that is funny."
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  • -21 +7 -28 Nicklaus Oct. 21, 2014
    "Yes. A friend of mine lives near an apartment complex. Most of his friend there are very nice. Last week, a friend of his got Call of Duty: Black Ops II. My friend went there last week to hang out and found out that most of this kids free-time was spent on this game. Before playing this game he was very nice, NOT violent. Then he became what my friend said "different." He would pretend to kill people and stuff like that. So, in my own words, yes, violent video games DO contribute to teen violence."
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  • -21 +11 -32 denisa May. 9, 2014
    "I do think that violent games makes kides do violent stuff like school shooting and etc"
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    • +4 +4 0 Magnis May. 14, 2014
      "The game didnt make them do it. Its their choice"
    • +2 +3 -1 Hault360 Sep. 22, 2014
      "If you read ANY of this web page you would know that the kids who shoot up their school are the ones who weren't playing video games because they had no other outlet to release thier frustrations and anger."
  • -21 +14 -35 connor Apr. 17, 2014
    "I am a preteen who does not play violent video games I believe
    that violent games are not good"
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    • +1 +2 -1 Cricket Sep. 22, 2014
      "I am a 16 year old girl, who in fact IS a gamer . i am not a violent person. my question is how can you say you believe violent games are not good when you haven't even played any. before you judge people like me, you should ask us and play for yourself. we are NOT violent people. have a nice day Conner and please reply back, i would love to hear your side of this"
  • -25 +8 -33 angreyparent May. 16, 2014
    "the video games set an example on kids"
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  • -26 +14 -40 Mrs. Deadmau5 Mar. 24, 2014
    "Honestly yes. I mean I play Assassian's Creed and love it and everything, but if you're honest with yourself, yes. It contributes to violence."
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  • -30 +42 -72 LVL 12 paladin Feb. 14, 2013
    "Guys i think the parents should control what there children play. They should be older...."
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    • +4 +7 -3 fishboy Feb. 24, 2013
      "I actually agree with you: Freedom of the press means we have to put up with this stufft. It's a rule. But one thing everyone seems to forget when talking about this is the ESRB. there is a rating system for these games, and the violent ones aren't made for kids. Everyone says we should ban them but that's extreme and not going to work anyway, all we need to do is acknowledge the fact that guess what guys, grand theft auto is made for adults"
    • +1 +1 0 Polibius Feb. 19, 2014
      "So, that one guy are you saying that you wish for a kid to kill you?"
    • 0 +1 -1 Listen to this May. 20, 2014
      "You can't control a child they live by their own free will you can try to convince them but never will anyone be able to control"
    • -5 0 -5 Fishtree Apr. 18, 2013
      "You are coming awfully close to stealing my name fishboy. Remember your place. Also, grand theft auto is not made for adults. The makers of such games know their audience and design their games to attract as many young people as possible."
    • -7 +1 -8 that one guy Feb. 21, 2013
      "no you lie, children should be exposed to more gory and blood filled games then they will think they are what they were in the game and it will kill the stupid kids and leave the rest of the world smarter"
  • -31 +15 -46 Hanna Feb. 3, 2014
    "Yes, I do believe that video games are the cause because usually young players confuse the reality from the game. And they also think it is okay to harm people because they can just start their life over. It really isn't that easy and some people confuse the real world."
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    • +2 +2 0 Shadpw Feb. 9, 2014
      "Remind us again who's responsibility it is to teach young players of this? I do believe you don't have movies explicitly saying they're fictional and should not be replicated. you argument is so flawed no one bothered to correct your ignorance till now."
    • -1 0 -1 John Sep. 17, 2014
      "Remind us again, did you read the con side of the article at all? The pro "evidence" is a joke compared to the con's."
  • -31 +20 -51 Anonymous Jan. 8, 2014
    "Even though it may seem like these sort of video games contribute to such violence, it does have its upside. Such as if your child gets bullied and that same bully physically hurts them, they have an idea how to punch or hit back even harder."
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  • -32 +8 -40 PIGNUT Mar. 26, 2014
    "I think it does"
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  • -32 +11 -43 Anonymous (KNOWN) Mar. 13, 2014
    "I know people with kids that have been playing GTA and halo and have been acting weird and aggressively. Also They are constantly asking their parents for the PSP, XBOX, PS4, WII.U for Halo, GTA, Call of Duty, Modern Warfare. I think these Violent games are screwing kids up."
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    • +3 +4 -1 Dakota Smith Mar. 27, 2014
      "Seriously, watch a movie from the 50s or something. Kids act angry and aggressive to each other either way. That's why we RAISE kids. You know... To teach them how to live like a normal human being. Why don't we just blame the lack of parental involvement? Because we don't want to hurt anyone's feelings? It always "irks" me when non-gamers decide that they know more about video games than actual people who play games and are unaffected by them. Hell, there are games that have taught me life lessons or have expressed stories that I'll never forget. Also, the Wii U is primarily family based with family games on it like Mario."
    • +1 +2 -1 jake May. 21, 2014
      "True, but their parents obviously aren't doing a very good job parenting that child, assuming that good is referring to popular belief. IF the kids act like that, cut them off."
  • -32 +13 -45 Private name Feb. 20, 2014
    "Video games are fun but ive herd so many stories about acssesive videogame players that play halo and end up killing there parents and not understanding whats so bad because they think there parents will "respond""
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    • -1 0 -1 True Gamer Mar. 9, 2014
      "yeah those are stories you heard. It dosn't mean its true."
  • -32 +37 -69 Hawk Feb. 6, 2013
    "Why play (or even make) pointless games that teach you how to steel, kill and swear?"
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    • +6 +7 -1 Dovahkiin Bay May. 8, 2013
      "Because they give you the chance to do that without real world consequences. It's fun :)"
    • +6 +7 -1 Hawk Hunter Apr. 19, 2013
      "Why make? They make 100s of millions of dollars, why not?"
    • -2 0 -2 heidi Feb. 11, 2015
      "that is right i like you"
  • -33 +15 -48 PIGNUT Mar. 24, 2014
    "I think that video games do contribute to violent behavior."
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    • +4 +4 0 jake May. 21, 2014
      "Reasoning?"
  • -33 +12 -45 Noah Burno Jan. 29, 2014
    "Note: I am for the con but this is the best argument anyone will find anywhere

    Games these days have become more and more violent. Fallout: New Vegas you can shoot an enemy until they literally explode into a red mound on the ground. Assassin's Creed you kill people, destroy ships, and ruin lives for money and items of worth. Grand Theft Auto you beat people to death for absolutely no reason! Bioshock you murder horribly disfigured enemies for there money and ammo. Deus Ex: Human Revolution you sneak around killing people in the most exotic ways imaginable. In Gears of War you can shoot limbs off of enemies or stomp on there head so it explodes to kill them. In Borderlands, killing people is actually funny in some situations such as when you kill a large enemy and he says "don't take my stuff" or "(darn) you midget lover..."

    Hope that helped"
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    • +4 +4 0 Fal Feb. 5, 2014
      "NOTE: Your so called "best argument" is irrelevant, I'm sorry to say. You have only stated what is seen and done in games such as the ones you have given as examples. But, I have yet to see your evidence on how they affect youth violence.

      Hope that helped."
    • +2 +2 0 Light's Blade Feb. 9, 2014
      "I believe, good sir, that the question is whether or not these things affect people."
    • 0 0 0 Sauce Feb. 20, 2015
      "Assassin's creed doesnt make u do that stuff for the money, but for the brotherhood"
  • -33 +13 -46 Brian Jan. 28, 2014
    "people sometimes lose control and have anger after playing violent games"
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    • +3 +3 0 Fal Feb. 5, 2014
      "As do some people who play nonviolent video games."
    • +1 +1 0 Magnis May. 14, 2014
      "Yea. parents need to start stepping it up and using common sense when purchasing video games for their kids"
    • +1 +1 0 TrueGamer Mar. 6, 2014
      "Also the esbr rating is rated like movies so the consumer knows what there buying."
  • -34 +14 -48 linda Jun. 4, 2013
    "I for one get picked on by boys who play M rated vidio games!"
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    • +2 +2 0 Joe Dec. 3, 2013
      "But do they pick on you because of the M rated game, or because they are people who aren't nice."
    • -1 0 -1 Bradley L. May. 20, 2014
      "Usually you'll get picked on by boys because a lot of boys are dumb and can't express their feelings. Or just because they are stupid"
  • -34 +64 -98 Ryan W Jan. 20, 2013
    "Video games may not be the root of school shootings, fights or any other violent acts from teens or children but they are contributing to the mindset that these actions are ok. I walked into a middle school a few weeks ago and within five minutes I was hearing swear words up and down the halls, kids talking about how many people they killed on their kill streak in call of duty, which isnt a big deal but for them to be swearing and talking about these things when their 10-14 years old just isnt right. I was no angel in middle school but I know my friends and I were not calling each other "shit- heads" or F this or F that to each other. Maybe its the parenting now a days but having children playing mature games with mature content is not something kids should be brought with when the world lately is already falling apart. Its sad to think when kids think of fun they think violence and guns. Pick up a basketball and shoot some hoops, not people."
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    • +3 +3 0 Anonymous Feb. 13, 2013
      "this is simply a change in behavior and it's perfectly natural! less than a century ago, common phrases were "bee's knees" and "flower power". times change, and this is a prime example of it."
    • +2 +2 0 take a chill pill Feb. 8, 2013
      "the would changes deal with it words are less hurtful now because of how things have changed if someone tells me to f off i say why should i care what you think but really i think that about a lot of stuff but if you are just dont be the crazy that kills people all we can do is move forward and have some faith in people around us"
  • -35 +23 -58 ShRR Dec. 2, 2013
    "After my 12 year-old son has played T- or M-rated video games for more than 20 minutes, his behavior and words toward us parents is outwardly aggressive. He is not able to leave the game in the game, and wants to imitate the characters by making the weapon sounds or repeating the verbiage spoken by game characters.

    At the times that our son has played these same games at his uncle's house for more than 1 hour then spoken to us parents on the phone, he is more harsh with his tone of voice and will use word phrases from the game directed at us. Instead of answering "no" to questions that he is asked, his answer will include items such as "I'll just get an RPG to blow up my laundry" or "Eat this, sucker"."
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    • +9 +9 0 Annoyed Gamer Jan. 23, 2014
      "T or M-rated games are not meant for those under the age of seventeen. It is obvious that you didn't do much research and irresponsibly gave your son a game out of his maturity range despite the warning from the ESRB. Hence forth I believe that it was you lack of responsibility as a parent caused you son aggression."
    • +3 +3 0 jake May. 21, 2014
      "Why would you allow a child to continue playing that game if he shows those symptoms? It isn't logical."
    • +2 +2 0 David Aug. 6, 2014
      "If that is the case, get him a crash bandicoot game or something not 18+."
    • +2 +3 -1 thomas wright Dec. 10, 2013
      "thats just being a kid"
  • -35 +13 -48 KP Nov. 8, 2013
    "This study supports much of the early studies from the 1990's. What it fails to consider is the gaming cycle in America is less restricted and 10 years a head of other countries. Other countries will eventually end up at the same tipping point. Yes just like sucicide can become a tipping point in a society these violent acts have begun a societal tipping point in America."
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  • -35 +13 -48 Yes Oct. 15, 2013
    "97% of 12-17 year olds in the US played video games in 2008; during that time 10 of the top 20 best-selling video games in the US contained violence. I believe that violent video games can cause behavior problems in young adults. When kids are playing violent video games the characters in the game are influencing the kids that are playing. Also, it makes the kids more aggressive towards not only the game, but also society. Lastly, it can cause kids to become addicted and not want to leave the game aside."
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    • +1 +1 0 One-Winged Angel Apr. 1, 2014
      "Let me just remind you that games don't make people violent unless the difficulty is way too high. In which case the person becomes angry from frustration and is perfectly justified in being angry. Also, just because people are angry doesn't mean they will hit anyone.

      If you honestly think that your logic makes sense, you've got a lot to learn. In this day an age, I don't see any dictators around except in North Korea. What do they have in North Korea? Poverty, starvation, and Kims. Do they play videogames? They don't, and they're the prime example of a terrorist nation. Did Hitler ever have games to play? No, but if he did, he might not have tried to commit Genocide.

      If anything is true, then it is the lack of video games causes violence. Have fun with that."
    • 0 0 0 Bradley L. May. 20, 2014
      "I am a teen and play games like assassins creed and halo skyrim. I have not been effected by the violence I choose to leave the violence in the game I never bring the violence out of the game if you don't let it affect you it won't if you are easily influenced don't play violent games"
  • -35 +19 -54 nicholas Fifis Jun. 14, 2013
    "It's sad that this question has to be asked, but it's here because the parents can only devote so much time to supervising their children. Developers can't be expected to dumb down a game that promises realism unless they wan't to reduce their sales. At the same time, parents can't be expected to watch their children 24/7 when they're working either their daily 9 to 5 or even two jobs. The only ones who can change this behavior are the teachers. but to do that, these kids need teachers they can look up to and respect. It's sad that there aren't many more of them these days."
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    • +1 +1 0 Rhonda Oct. 29, 2013
      "First, I understand parents cannot supervise their children all day but maybe they should reconsider before buying a video game console as a babysitter. Teachers are meant to teach, do their jobs and inspire children. Teachers are not responsible for what children decide to do after school, besides homework."
    • 0 0 0 Chris Mar. 2, 2014
      "Here is an idea nicholas: dont buy the game!"
  • -35 +18 -53 Selena Marie Gomez May. 6, 2013
    "Yes because on the news, it showd my uncle killed by a teenager who always played violent video games..... The police contacted us and told us about my uncle's death. The teenager was put in jail. He's still in jail. Honestly, someone had to do something about violent video games. This HAS to end NOW! if someone doesn't do anything about it soon, then we're all gonna get hurt or loose the people we really care about."
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    • +5 +5 0 Vera Lee May. 14, 2013
      "If violent video games are the only cause of violence what were the crusaders playing? Because violence has been around a lot longer than video games.."
    • +4 +4 0 Dovahkiin Bay May. 8, 2013
      "I say that kid wasn't violent because of video games, more of possibly having an abusive childhood or peer pressure. I play violent video games, and I'm not murderous."
  • -35 +12 -47 Serena May. 2, 2013
    "Yes, because my brothers play a violent video game on there Play Station or the Ipod, and they are very fustrated afterwards if they do not get there own way, they are very loud and aggressive towards each other most of the time, and then i get fustrated because they are being fustrated and it all turns into nonsense in our home. :/"
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  • -35 +35 -70 Nico Feb. 25, 2013
    "Sure the shooter might not play videogames, but they might have been bullied by some one that was influenced by videogames."
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    • +2 +2 0 Chris Jul. 5, 2013
      "Bullying is more than just physical harm."
  • -36 +8 -44 abhi Jan. 28, 2014
    "i say yes because when you play violent games for a long time who might get a mental, illness, and social and family problems in your future life"
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    • +7 +8 -1 Shadpw Feb. 9, 2014
      "One does not simply get a mental illness from playing video games. Just as One does not get cancer from reading this terrible comment. You came damn close though."
  • -36 +13 -49 Unknown Jan. 13, 2014
    "A gamer of course will be against this but i always notice a change in some ones attitude after playing a violent video game. Anyone else?"
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    • +2 +2 0 Shane Jan. 30, 2014
      "I agree with this. I am aware of the fact that when I play games my self I get angry and violent but this doesnt mean that I am always like that. I use video games as a stress release. I can sit in my room yelling and screaming and in some cases bust out laughing."
  • -36 +7 -43 Tess Jun. 27, 2013
    "I think violent video games desensitize youths to their surroundings and make it seem ok to take out an A-47 and gun down civilians in the street. Many people say it helps youths take out anger and aggressive feelings, therefore preventing real-life anger, but sports such as soccer or football are just as helpful and make kids actually think about their feelings, rather than keep them inside, bottled up, while playing a violent video game."
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    • +3 +3 0 Adam Sep. 11, 2013
      "It's called an AK-47, assault rifles are not allowed in the US only small hand guns."
    • +3 +3 0 haha Jul. 7, 2013
      "And what happens when that bottle breaks and the person goes out and murders someone because of keeping it bottleed up? Let me guess you blame the sport"
    • +1 +1 0 L Sep. 19, 2013
      "I have seen many more violent sports players than I have violent gamers. A boy at my school, a large football player who did not play any video games, beat another boy to the point of of brain damage just because he was talking to his girlfriend. There had to be something already askew in his head to do something that horrible to someone else."
    • 0 0 0 Lukas Sep. 22, 2014
      "In your argument you state some good points but are leaving out the fact that some people either don't want to or can't play sports. Plus when you play sports to let out anger who says you won’t just snap and cause harm on others intentionally? People who choose not to or can not play sports can use video games to think about events in life, vent anger, and solve problem without harming others. In no way does playing violent video games cause you to bottle up emotions or feelings, if anything it helps release them in a safe environment. Also, if a child or teenager can get their hands on a Assault Rifle of the sort you are talking about there is a bigger problem you must think about before blaming games. Do you not think about the fact that someone could have an abusive relationship of sorts or maybe having to deal with bullying that would cause someone to snap and hurt others?"
  • -37 +17 -54 Bryan H May. 22, 2013
    "Violent video games are a big issue in the United States. Does violent video games affect young kids and become violent themselves. In my opinion violent games does affect young children. Video game such as CALL OF DUTY has a big impact because if a young kid plays call of duty the kid might grow up with violence. For example, if a kid is playing violent video games, the chances are high for abusive relationships, and other violent stuff like bullying and shootouts. People tent to be violent because of violent video games; kids are being bullied as well. National center for Education Statistic quotes, "Forty-eight percent of public schools reported taking at least one serious disciplinary action against a student - including suspensions lasting 5 days or more". Also people tent to fight because their influence by violent video games. NCES quotes, "In 2007, 36 percent of students in grades 9-12 reported they had been in a fight anywhere, and 12 percent said they had been in a fight on school property". People who are in the 9th to 12th grade have a high rate that they play violent video games."
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    • +1 +3 -2 nicholas Jun. 14, 2013
      "You have to understand, most of the responsibility lies on the teachers nowadays. The teachers need to be understanding of the children and respect them which most are not which is why kids act like they do. I was fortunate enough to have a few very good teachers and role models, but most kids aren't."
    • 0 +1 -1 Tummy Oct. 9, 2013
      "If you really believe that then not only are you ill informed and probably pulling statistics out of the air, but also you're not looking at the two sided details here, if a child grows up playing violent video games sure he may tend to be more aggressive, but when the child does become aggressive where are they going to turn to? The video games most often, not other people."
  • -40 +22 -62 Jonnys Mom Apr. 30, 2013
    "My son Jonny is always playing Uncharted 3. i have even tried to snap his disks but he buys more. He even gets into fights with his little brother but his little brother wins. He wants to play the game for even longer so he can beat up his brother one day and get revenge for his black eye. All violent video games should be banned from highschooler's. My son is going to turn into a monster if he keeps playing these games."
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    • +6 +6 0 nicholas Jun. 14, 2013
      "Who bought your son the game? You can break his games take away the console, but truthfully your best bet is to let him have it. He's YOUR son. You can take his console away to get the point across, but let him know there's a reason for it. Don't arbitrarily break his game because you feel like that will make him less angry or violent. If you wan't him to respect you, you have to respect him. That's only going to happen if you let him do him (with a few ground rules set in place). All siblings fight over things, that's half of what it means to be siblings lol"
    • +3 +3 0 A parent's helper. Mar. 10, 2015
      "Thats YOUR fault. Without proper parenting, you child can do what he/she wants when they want. try taking the console and hide it and make him earn it. Use moderation."
    • +1 +2 -1 masked person Mar. 18, 2015
      "slap him"
    • 0 +2 -2 Alberto J. Sep. 4, 2013
      "I am 19, my step bro is 13 and my baby bro is 5, we all play fighting and shooting games and we never hurt each other. All fighting is done virtually, and with no hate afterwards ;)"
    • -1 +1 -2 Theshadowman107 Oct. 24, 2013
      "Lock him in his room"
    • -5 +1 -6 Anon May. 13, 2013
      "Sounds like you need to take more control of his money if he keeps buying more..."
  • -40 +32 -72 Yurinna Jan. 14, 2013
    "Yes, I have evidense that few years ago in Japan that a guy murdered few random people. His mom commented that he stayed in his room all the time playing video games. Later on the police asked him why did he commit this crime, and he said he got mixed up with the real world and the game world."
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    • +8 +8 0 ... Feb. 8, 2013
      "The man was clearly crazy."
    • +4 +4 0 Joe Dec. 3, 2013
      "So is it because of video games, or a man with a mental issue who happened to play video games? If he had been reading a violent book, or watching a violent TV show, or even watching a news report of a war (real life stuff) the same thing would have happened. Should we ban books, movies, tv, or news?"
    • +4 +4 0 Derp May. 13, 2013
      "I can only wish that I could be in a fantasy world, but I clearly know the difference between the two. Also, not in every game do you go and kill random people. In fact, most games don't make or let you kill random people. That guy must be loco"
  • -42 +14 -56 Rocky Levin Mar. 26, 2013
    "all the kids out there should not be playing very viloent video games becasue it makes them more subject to violence at school or in the real world"
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    • +4 +4 0 Frodo May. 10, 2013
      "We live in a violent world. Get used to it."
  • -46 +19 -65 ghost Nov. 12, 2013
    "video games are like a disease. they start off with a little anger and before you know it you can go fly off a limb and be screaming your head off. they cause violence but in the world we need more violent people because they can contribute to the army and they take their anger out on the enemy."
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  • -70 +8 -78 charlotte Jan. 26, 2014
    "games are violent, we should ban them"
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    • +4 +4 0 Sam Feb. 20, 2014
      "that's a really bad reason"
    • +4 +6 -2 Shane Jan. 30, 2014
      "If you want to ban video games think of how many people it takes to produce a video game. One team of 50 can produce a prototype of a game in 2 years. After that it takes at least another 100 to put together the final product. On top of that almost every video game out there have dialog in it so they need to get the voices from some where. If all of that wasn't enough these can cost millions of dollars to produce. To even make a profit you need to make at least 500,000 copies. Lastly not all video games are violent, Here are a few from my own collection that aren't violent. I would like to start this list of with Wii Fit. Not only is this game not violent but it promotes health and getting into shape. Next I have Just Dance. This game is exactly what it says its a dancing game, it also promotes good health because you are up and moving. Portal, this is a puzzle game. Then there are sports games. Need I go on? There just is no point in saying that we need to get rid of video games cause they are violent."
    • +3 +4 -1 Lone Wolf Feb. 4, 2014
      "Banning video games? Yea, good luck with that. Heres what would happen if that happened:
      *Gamers would be OUTRAGED
      *Lots of jobs would be lost
      *(not really a good reason but) People would get bored easily."
    • +2 +2 0 Money Matters Mar. 17, 2015
      "I agree with Shane, also think about inde games. They make and cost money like anything else. Without video games, a large decline will happen ecenomicaly."
    • 0 0 0 copy Apr. 20, 2015
      "I would like for everyone that has submitted a pro statement to think back on the times when video games were not in existence. Violent crimes were happening at a higher rate than they are now. The cause of a child, or any male or female, to commit violent crimes or crimes against nature does not result in video games being the reason. What video game did Adolph Hitler play? Also the lack of parenting has caused more harm than what a video game could do in a lifetime. Remember a child's upbringing goes back to whether that parent was involved in the exposure of certain media types. So if a parent neglects their child's daily activities or just in general, what do you think will happen when a child wants to perform violent crimes?"

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  • +199 +238 -39 Chris Jun. 9, 2013
    "I would like for everyone that has submitted a pro statement to think back on the times when video games were not in existence. Violent crimes were happening at a higher rate than they are now. The cause of a child, or any male or female, to commit violent crimes or crimes against nature does not result in video games being the reason. What video game did Adolph Hitler play? Also the lack of parenting has caused more harm than what a video game could do in a lifetime. Remember a child's upbringing goes back to whether that parent was involved in the exposure of certain media types. So if a parent neglects their child's daily activities or just in general, what do you think will happen when a child wants to perform violent crimes?"
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  • +129 +151 -22 Tony Reyes Jun. 3, 2013
    "If violent video games lead to violent people, along with an increase in crime, then Candy Land leads to an increase of children with type 2 diabetes."
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    • +5 +6 -1 No Name Mar. 2, 2015
      "that's exactly what i was thinking when i saw this debate"
    • +5 +6 -1 sammy Feb. 26, 2015
      "lol"
    • +1 +1 0 toby Apr. 17, 2015
      "lol nice one"
  • +94 +120 -26 Brandon Nov. 13, 2014
    "I say "NO" because Games are a way to have fun and kill time quickly, although i say there someone addicting they don't cause violent actions between kids. Kids should know reality between fantasy, if a game has flying that does not mean they will jump off a building and try to fly (one because of parent teaching them and two because they know there not the flying character). Parents play a big role in this because they teach the child right form wrong! A shooter game like COD don't make kids want to shoot people because that's fantasy vs reality, also most kids do a friendly Face-off in shooter games."
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  • +78 +95 -17 Jacob C Sep. 16, 2013
    "I'm 17 years old, I have played a couple of violent video games in the past. Did I go off and kill people in real life? No. Did I start to bully others? No. Have I become more violent? No.

    Plain and simple people, just because kids play GTA, CoD, or Halo doesn't mean they are killers."
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  • +71 +90 -19 Jake More Sep. 16, 2013
    "OK PARENTS LISTEN UP if you believe violent video games contribute to youth violence then don't buy the game for your kid!!!!!!!"
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    • +2 +3 -1 Ace Feb. 12, 2015
      "If only the ignorant parents would listen... Yet they blame their poor parenting skills on everything else.."
  • +41 +54 -13 Erina Apr. 29, 2013
    "I'm a young gamer, and I have been the majority of my life. I've played a wide range of games, some of them are very violent, but the fact I play violent games doesn't mean that I've become some mindless, violent moron who goes around jumping off tall buildings and wielding guns. Games don't make me aggressive, nor do they somehow deplete my commonsense, logic and personal values or morals. People flash statistics everywhere saying that because 2 out of 100,000 gamers went crazy and killed people, the games MUST be responsible without taking into account a countless number of other factors that would have attributed to their behaviour."
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  • +39 +52 -13 GOTYOURNOSE Jan. 21, 2014
    "Ah, yes, because i kill an imp in a game, i'm gonna go out and start decapitating people with a spoon. Yeah, right. T^T"
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  • +38 +49 -11 Rat Oct. 22, 2013
    "As a violent video game player myself, I have never once wanted to hurt someone. Heck I feel guilty at night after stealing a chip when in my games it's all about theft and robbing. There's a line between games and real life. The majority doesn't mix them together when it comes to violent nature."
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  • +29 +37 -8 grizzly Oct. 16, 2014
    "It lays in the hands of moms and dad to help kids know that voilents is in the game and not in life."
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  • +28 +36 -8 Chloe Apr. 26, 2014
    "What's wrong with video games? The real violence comes from bad parenting. If you find out that your child Is misbehaving at school, then you should have a talk to them about fantasy vs real life. I love video games and I'm not violent at all. Many people think that young kids are stupid and unexperienced people, but I'm sure they know better than to go and attack people just after playing Minecraft or something. And even if violence comes from video games in a few cases, why ban everyone from the fun?"
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  • +24 +31 -7 Ethan shurelds Oct. 17, 2014
    "If you say video games with violence is bad then super hero games are bad too."
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    • -5 0 -5 hdhdjff Feb. 10, 2015
      "superhero games are not even violent"
  • +24 +36 -12 The Orc Bandit Oct. 11, 2013
    "Video games do not support violence if video games taught you how to be violent then anyone who played surgeon simulator should be a professional surgeon. Would you trust him/her to replace one of your organs or do anything In general I would hope not because they don't know what they are doing so you think if someone robbed a bank in a game that someone is going to try to rob one in real life no because they know that they will not be successful they would do more damage to themself. Me personally I think that adults think that it's because of violent video games are bad but I think that the adults of America are quick to point fingers because no one seems to blame violent music T.V and I know what you're thinking (if you read books you will be less violent) but let me tell you that is false there are violent books some can be worse than some video games so if you think your kids will never be exposed to violence your wrong it happens in life, books, games, T.V, music, etc..."
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  • +20 +28 -8 Dominic Oct. 6, 2013
    "I am a college student, my entire life I have played video games that are full of violence.Games such as Mass Effect, Black Ops, Halo, James Bond, Elder Scrolls Skyrim, and many, many more are games that I frequently played that are combat based. I do not believe that I am prone to violence due to my years of playing violent games, I also do not believe that my brother or friends are prone to violence, and a lack of empathy. If there is anything that I have learned from video games is that I live in a world that actually does have conflict present. War, famine, death are not things that I actually confront in my daily life, but they are things that are confronted by people frequently in these situations such as in areas of revolt or by american soldiers. Violence already occurs in every society video games or not. The games are not teaching us to kill they are showing us what already exists."
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  • +19 +28 -9 GamerGirl Sep. 19, 2014
    "I think, sure it can give them "ideas" but no, it does not cause them to be violent. At the age they are playing these games, they are able to make their own decisions and know right and wring, they make the choice to be violent. It's not the games fault."
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  • +17 +29 -12 Cryrp Sep. 18, 2013
    "If you don't wont your kids to be violent, then don't buy them the dang game! ESRB is there for a reason....."
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    • 0 0 0 hi Mar. 17, 2015
      "well there is a diff betwen real life and games"
  • +17 +22 -5 Dovahkiin Bay May. 8, 2013
    "I'm a teenage girl, love violent video games (Skyrim, GTA, Resident Evil), and, golly, I think everyone around me must be in grave danger of a weak, harmless girl half their size (sarcasm btw). Video games let me experience what my mind and society deem impossible without the dire consequences. How 'bout that!"
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    • +1 +1 0 Dovahkiin Bay May. 13, 2013
      "I know women are strong, I'm not dissing on us women. I'm just saying I, in particular, am weak and harmless."
    • +1 +1 0 Sparkz May. 13, 2013
      "You make it seem like girls are poor and defenseless. We're not, you know. We're fighters, but we aren't violent, just competitive."
  • +16 +21 -5 Chris Nov. 13, 2014
    "i've been playing for years and i never shot, raped, or slapped a witch with a B in my whole life. it's all on the person train in thought."
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  • +16 +21 -5 jgarbuz Nov. 7, 2014
    "No, quite the contrary. If anything it sublimates it and contributes to a lowering of youth violence, who can bring it to the virtual world where no one really gets physically hurt. If anything, physical sports contribute more to youth violence than do virtual video games."
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  • +16 +23 -7 Leroy Joseph May. 20, 2014
    "I think parenting contributes most to violence in teens. If the parents are drug addicts or always drunk, then kids can get away with anything. If your a good parent, and your kid has mental health issues, don't let them play violent video games or watch violent TV at all. Why are video games blamed? What about movies/TV, parents, or health issues blamed?"
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    • +1 +1 0 SHMENDENHALL May. 21, 2014
      ":)"
    • 0 0 0 george Feb. 26, 2015
      "i like your name joseph"
  • +16 +20 -4 Thomy Nov. 27, 2013
    "Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, played DANCE DANCE REVOLUTION. DANVE DANCE REVOLUTION IS WHERE YOU DANCE, NOT KILL PEOPLE!!! JEEZ!

    JAMES HOLMES, THE THEATER SHOOTER. HE PLAYED GUITAR HERO. APPARENTLY HE LOVED GUITAR HERO. HE NEVER PLAYED VIOLENT GAMES.
    STOP BLAMING VIOLENT VIDEO GAMES FOR STUFF LIKE THIS.
    And by the way, there is a video game that can help fight cancer."
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    • 0 0 0 Sauce Feb. 20, 2015
      "I, too, like to do stupid stuff when I play Dance Dance Revolution."
    • 0 0 0 AVeryKindGuy Dec. 2, 2013
      "Agreed I also did some poking around at the guitar hero and James Holmes and it is all true... wish you'd mention the name of the cancer fighting game"
  • +15 +24 -9 JC Jun. 26, 2013
    "If a child can seperate video game violence with real-world violence, than video games don't contribute to youth violence."
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  • +14 +16 -2 Bob Apr. 30, 2014
    "Violent Video Games are awesome!!!"
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  • +13 +16 -3 Jaunt Feb. 27, 2014
    "The kids that murder at such a young age were most likely grown up like that with bad parents, don't try to blame it on video games. If anything flappy bird cause more violence than GTA 5"
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  • +11 +15 -4 Brandon White Apr. 10, 2014
    "I am not an avid gamer, but when I play Shooter video games or games that involve me killing another human being or whatever the creature/species is, I never feel the urge to commit that crime against another person. For God's sake, the man that killed those innocent people at the Arlington Theater in Colorado was pure insane. I watch a video game commentator on YouTube named PewDiePie, I'm sure most of you have heard of him. But he plays games that involve lots of violence and death. This man, Felix is his real name, would never commit that real crime. He is a great man that donated countless amounts of money to organizations around the world. Believing that gaming entertainment causes real-life violence, is pure and utter stupidity! GOOD DAY."
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    • 0 0 0 Braydhon Nov. 19, 2014
      "Pure grace"
  • +10 +13 -3 Mandi Oct. 21, 2014
    "When youths watch or play violent things they can learn from it. Such as if they watch something violent they may learn the things that are being done which may lead to a real life situation were they can protect themselves with what they have seen in the game or movie."
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  • +10 +12 -2 dont worry about it May. 15, 2014
    "i believe that if you think violent video games contributes to actual violence you should be put into a nut house"
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  • +10 +17 -7 Thomas Sever Jun. 9, 2013
    "If you look at other nations, they consume far more videogames violence and have a far lower crime rate. The problem isn't videogames. its our terrible mental health medical industry. All these shooters have one major thing in common. They all suffer from some kind of mental illness."
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  • +10 +15 -5 Joseph B. Apr. 28, 2013
    "take a look at horrible acts of violence committed by a single man, or multiple men, and what do you notice when it comes to the cause? These people played violent video games, so the public automatically blames the game for the tragedy or massacre. But when you take a deeper look into the person's background or psyche, you will notice that these individuals have had a troubled past. These pasts consist of events where they were bullied constantly, made fun of for how they look or what they do, or having no friends and no one to talk to in times of trouble. So, when they want to release a bit of anger they have against the world, they get a violent video game and start killing the virtual enemies. But for them, it's not enough. They have so much pent up anger and hate towards the world that a video game doesn't help that much. Its not a video games vault for youth violence, its the past that these people have had."
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  • +9 +11 -2 jjjjjjjjjj Nov. 12, 2014
    "no because most of the time in the video game you can take your anger out on the cpu or the other people playing the game and in all the GTA's the cops try to catch you so. then you know that what your doing is bad but fun in the game and in real life you would go to jail not just respon in another part of the map/world so its a huge difference in the real world so most people would not try to do crazy in game experiences in real life it just wouldn't work out and most people know that."
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  • +9 +10 -1 kaitlin Aug. 12, 2014
    "it is all about the parents fault for buying it"
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    • +1 +2 -1 sal Oct. 27, 2014
      "or not explaining that this is fake and giving the child morals"
  • +9 +12 -3 huh? May. 21, 2014
    "it help me calm down because I am a teen"
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  • +9 +15 -6 alex sutton Jan. 17, 2014
    "Kids understand that if they do things like this they could get hurt or die"
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    • 0 0 0 Golden Freddy Apr. 19, 2015
      "I totally agree we kids are not dumb"
  • +9 +10 -1 gochisox Dec. 9, 2013
    "the idea is ridiculous, does every time you read a book like American Psycho make you want to murder hookers, does watching CSI or Criminal Minds make you want to go and hake a human skin suit. The idea that video games have been singled out is just plain ridiculous, its simply some political guy pandering for votes yet people take it seriously it really is sad"
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  • +8 +12 -4 ZhuZhu Oct. 20, 2014
    "No if a kid were to play a violent video game and want to kill everyone then they would. And if a kid has lots of violent video games it should be the parents job to give the kid a limit on how much to play them!!!!"
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  • +8 +10 -2 Dalton Sep. 2, 2014
    "A lot of the problems of violence in youth derive from life experiences, not video games. Most if not all players can determine the difference between fantasy and reality. Video games do not make kids want to be violent, the help release stress and they are a good outlet for anger. I was personally raised on games like Mortal Kombat, and Grand Theft Auto, and for people to be so remorseful about video games is disgusting to me. If players of these types of games are not stable enough to keep from differentiating real violence from fake violence, then that is a whole different issue. Again, Video games are not the problem here."
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  • +8 +11 -3 josh chapman Nov. 18, 2013
    "i don't think that all the games have any effect. i play M rated games all the time and i don't go around shooting people. i think that its the person playing the game is responsible for there own actions for being stupid enough to believe that people can re-spawn after dying."
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  • +8 +10 -2 C.L. LeBeau Nov. 14, 2013
    "A big problem is that a lot of people think that if a young kid starts playing "Call of duty black ops 2" online that they will turn into a crazy murder. The TRUTH in my opinion is that if a kid plays CoD (call of duty) then, gets really mad THEN, goes on a killing spree then video games were not the reason. If that kid went on a killing spree then It WAS NOT video games they were already going to do that and they need help.
    -C.L. LeBeau"
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  • +8 +9 -1 C.L. LeBeau Nov. 13, 2013
    "A big problem is that a lot of people think that if a young kid starts playing "Call of duty black ops 2" online that they will turn into a crazy murder. The TRUTH in my opinion is that if a kid plays CoD (call of duty) then, gets really mad THEN, goes on a killing spree then video games were not the reason. If that kid went on a killing spree then It WAS NOT video games they were already going to do that and they need help.-- In my opinion of Course. q:P"
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  • +8 +14 -6 Like it up Sep. 9, 2013
    "It's not the game that makes the killer kill, it's the killer itself. They had the problem, it's not the game that made them do it. Why not ban violence movies as well? Don't they have a part in it? NO!"
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  • +8 +14 -6 AIya the weirdo Jul. 16, 2013
    "As a avid girl gamer who loves her violence I do not believe that all violent video games cause disruption in the youth I was to encourage all kids to learn different types of video games I believe that the violence in children is due to lack of home training the parents at home should be the ones teaching there children how to act and behave rather than trying to blame the social media and gaming industry because of what their children do."
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  • +8 +11 -3 Danny May. 7, 2013
    "Just because kids play violent video games does not mean that they are going to go shoot something up or beat up some kid. There are nice kids out there that play video games all day and are not violent. I play a game called Aion where i kill things with a huge axes to level up and im not going out there trying to attack people with a huge axe. Some people get there anger out in fun like Live Action Role Play and other things other then "going and shooting up a school" they just want a reason to get violent video games off the street its kind of over the top that any violent youth crime they try to blam on video games. Half of teen violence is caused by gang violence and fathers leaving there sons with an empty place. Thats what they should be focused on not on videogames"
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  • +7 +8 -1 Slenderman May. 31, 2013
    "I think this whole "violent video games" thing is getting real annyoying. You realise it is only happening because the government is too lazy to find the real reason for these shootings so they just say, oh im sure he plays videogames we'll blame that. It's sickening! Violent video games are a way to vent your anger in a non-violent way! I am a game developer and it just makes me mad to think that what if one of my games were banned for being "too violent" I also have my 3 video games I play often, Skyrim, Hitman, and Mortal Kombat and they are all considerd violent but I can see nothing wrong with them, I play as Reptile in Mortal Kombat but you dont see me gouging out people eys, how do you explain that? You might say "oh its only if that person is prone to violent behaivier" but then you would just be proving my point! That person needs help, and the government should be foccusing on getting them help not trying to off violent video games. Its like guns guns dont kill people, people kill people with those guns but you dont see the government trying to ban guns, oh wait you do! There is just so much wrong with the government today! And I cant believe america is so lazy that they just listen to Obama's every word!"
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  • +6 +11 -5 ethan shurelds Oct. 30, 2014
    "Video games don't make you violent I know for a fact because I play violent games like call of duty and grand theft auto five all the time and it doesn't make me violent I think that its the persons fault to be violent not the games have you ever heard that we make our own decisions."
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  • +6 +11 -5 Albert,Garcia Oct. 3, 2014
    "Violent video games do not contribute to youth violence.
    claim:Kids playing violent video games reduces violent rough playing.
    Evidence:Playing violent video games allows boys to express agression and establish status in the peer group without causing any phsical harm."
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  • +6 +8 -2 Garrett Jun. 23, 2014
    "The ESRB exists for a reason, if only parents followed it.

    Parents are to blame, the videogame community has done everything it can short of making the ESRB a law to be enforced."
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  • +6 +8 -2 Jordan O Jun. 9, 2014
    "Parents tell/teach there kids to not do things like don't swear, don't be a bad kid. So if there parents buy their kid a curtain video-game, then that means its there fault for buying them that video-game. I am a gamer, and I've been playing for a really long time now, and I'm pretty sure that I don't kill people. People who are a gamer and kill people, kill people because of what happens to them in their life, and what happens in there environment. So the people who blame violence because of video-games, are wrong. The people who are violent, be violent also because of their life. If someones life is great and there parents are always nice to them, then the kid would be a good person. If the persons life is terrible and there parents are mean and hate them, then the kid would be a murderer, robber, etc."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Kyle Jun. 3, 2014
    "NO.
    Those people for the pro, that are saying YES, video games do help, are just anti-video game. Or they don't care about people with cancer.
    Because there is a video game called Re-Mission that can help kids fight cancer. AND IT FREAKIN' WORKS!!!!!
    Anyway. But that's not the point. The Sandy Hook shooter? He loved to play DanceDance Revolution. NOT CALL OF DUTY! BIG SURPRISE HUH? And the guy who shot people at the theatre in wherever (can't remember right now) preferred Guitar Hero to Halo.

    Fine. You can call me a gamer, a video-game lover. But at least check the darn facts!
    So get your facts straight, for christ's sake!"
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  • +6 +7 -1 Josh May. 22, 2014
    "I wonder if anyone has stop to think that people said the same thing about rock and roll back in the day, saying that it would "corrupt the minds of children" and last I checked they turned out ok."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Blake May. 21, 2014
    "Most of the time when a news media relates a video game to. A murder they say something along the lines of this (recently a child commits murder with a gun after playing gta) witch I believe that was simply because the media wishes to make video games look bad and first of all how did the child get a hold of the weapon? To me that just sounds like bad parenting. One of the most important parts of having a child play video games is the rating of the game if it's such a problem look at the game rating for example grand theft auto is rated M for mature which means a child probably shouldn't have that game yet."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Christian Roscoe May. 20, 2014
    "I played GTA 3 when I was 5, I've played every CoD since World at War with the exception of Ghosts (mainly because I play Battlefield now), I've played all of the Gears of Wars in the series, look me up on google. Have I killed anyone? Have I done anything violent? Hell, I don't even have a criminal record. So to say that someone playing a certain type of video game makes them act something is one of the dumbest things I have ever heard."
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  • +6 +10 -4 Cod God May. 13, 2014
    "No"
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  • +6 +9 -3 LOTRmaster May. 12, 2014
    "Honestly I think it is ok because that might interest that person that does not mean he will go do it."
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  • +6 +7 -1 jeremy May. 1, 2014
    "violent video games are not something to take lightly. violent video games are not for the yough or the mentaly unstable. it is the parents fault because:
    1. you should know what your kid can and can not handle
    2. your a parent, know what your kids doing
    3. play it yourself or look it up to see if its ok before you buy the game.
    people complain that its the game or the kids fault. its clearly the parents fault for buying the game in the first place."
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  • +6 +9 -3 Jonathan Salcido Apr. 20, 2014
    "If anything videogames teach people how to think. I'm 17 now but I've been playing violent video games throughout my life and I cam say it's transformed me into a far better person. Final Fantasy is fantasy violence and its my favorite game series. The various storylines are magnificently heart-touching and beautiful, if anything violent video games made me more empathetic, someone who sees both sides, reasonable, and caring. Video gaming has also laid out a future for me as well because I plan on working for Square Enix. Another thing anybody who continues to say it leads children around 4-12 become more defiant and violent, IT'S BECAUSE YOUR CHILDREN SHOULDN'T BE PLAYING THEM IN THE FIRST PLACE, there's a rating system specifically meant for this reason. Even if you can't help but give into their plead to get the game it's your responsibility to teach them to be ethical. It isn't the games fault, its the persons fault for neglecting the child. Another thing, people don't give kids, teens, and other video gamers credit for being able to rationalize fantasy from reality and knowing what's right from wrong. VIDEO GAMES ARE FOR ENTERTAINMENT NOT INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO LIVE YOUR LIFE. We as people should know that by now."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Dakota Smith Mar. 27, 2014
    "Some guy shot up a school and was wearing a sweater. It was not just some sweater, either. It was a RED sweater. We all know that red is the color of blood and therefore caused him to become violent. Totally legit theory that doesn't sound ridiculous at all. Ban all red sweaters."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Dakota Smith Mar. 21, 2014
    "Kids are naturally impressionable. Anything seen in the media can have an effect on someone's kid. I'd also like to point that American culture in general is just violent. I just don't see the correlation to specifically video games. It just doesn't make sense to me that if I run over my friend in Halo or something, that I might as well be running him over in real life. Personally, I'd be scarred if I watch someone get murdered but a video game just doesn't have the same effect. It's important to differentiate between game worlds and the real world, which children are more than capable to do."
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  • +6 +7 -1 Light's Blade Feb. 9, 2014
    "Obviously, video games do not contribute to violence in society. The only "evidence" that anybody has about this point is the fact that killers play killing games. It's no surprise that people who are into killing people play games that allow them to do that. Furthermore, violent behavior has been prominent LONG before video games. That's not debatable."
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    • +1 +1 0 Harahn Hill-Bruce Feb. 11, 2014
      "I completely agree! What they say doesn't make much sense at all!"
  • +6 +8 -2 Guy Feb. 7, 2014
    "It is what the youth does to a person, but you can't blame video games because many people play and they are not usually in trouble. They could learn this violence from parents"
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  • +6 +10 -4 jake Jan. 22, 2014
    "I have played them for years and I do not feel aggressive. Maybe it is just some people who have problems that become murderers and insane."
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  • +6 +9 -3 dylan Dec. 17, 2013
    "yea lets go by there logic, since video games make me want to rob banks and pop some hoes, then let me go play dinner dash and maybe i can cook like chef Ramsey or wait lets play call of duty, and we can go around in public quick scoping some noobs, i swear people just get stupid, we all get screwed over eventually for there stupidity."
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  • +6 +10 -4 Julz P@nd@ Dec. 11, 2013
    "I'm 12 and play these games all of the time! I'm also one of the happiest people I know lol. I'd say in junior high, 99 out of 100 kids you see plays these games, and most of them aren't going to "get an rpg and blow up their laundry." a lot of this tv violence crap has more to do with the maturity level of the kid then their mentality or what video games/tv shows they watch or play."
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  • +6 +11 -5 Adam the Apple Dec. 11, 2013
    "I dont think that they should be banned, Children dont just walk out one day with a gun and start shooting down airplanes. Come On! Really, No. Children dont go to school and start shooting people the day after they play a video game, now do they? You think about that, and you talk to me when you say no! Contact me @ kethnm101@hotmail.com to talk.!"
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  • +6 +9 -3 Austin Lepak Dec. 11, 2013
    "Violent video games do not turn everyone who pays them into murderers. If it did, then everyone who played Mario would want to hit everyone in the head with a hammer, and people who played Legend of Zelda would want to stab everyone with a sword, but they don't. These violent shootings had other factors going into them, like the Connecticut shooter had a mental illness"
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  • +6 +8 -2 a 17 year old Nov. 6, 2013
    "have you ever asked us teenagers oh wait no you asked the ones who haven't played a single violent video game in their life the 5 to 7 year olds you people who say that a violent video game causes violence it helps lessen our violence because we are harming fake people not real, fake. understand the fact that you asked the wrong group you just wanted a scapegoat to blame something why not blame people who were constantly put down by their parents hmm, why not the ones who were bullied in an ever constant loop to create a new bully oh wait you didn't think of this the people on con did you phd motha truckas didn't. see how i, a teenager held my swearing back lol"
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    • -1 0 -1 TheCakeIsNotALie Nov. 12, 2013
      "You did in fact hold back your swearing. being a 17 year old its no doubt youv probobly been itroduced to games that swear left and right. Just an exmple of how people can tell what you can do in a fake world and what you can do in a real one"
  • +5 +10 -5 michael kean Jan. 27, 2015
    ""no i am a kid i have play over 26 killing games and i have never have never hurt someone it i the kids who are the case of the violent not the games the parents should be more careful of what there kid acts like and if it is ok to play the game"
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  • +5 +8 -3 Pinkie Pie Dec. 2, 2014
    "Why would videogames make us people violent?
    I play a lot of violent videogames, and I just have a bit of a short temper, it's not the games fault, it's the person playing it."
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  • +5 +9 -4 Alex Mason Nov. 24, 2014
    "No cause if so every body would have been killing each other but we are not."
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  • +5 +11 -6 tifanie Nov. 12, 2014
    "everybody has violence inside them video games just bring it out"
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  • +5 +8 -3 John Oct. 3, 2014
    "I dont think violent video games effect kids whether they play it or not. Kids of younger age decide what to do, if they have an issue its they who are deciding how to solve the issue. In 2005, the US had 2,279 murders committed by teenagers (27.9 per million residents) compared to 73 in Japan (3.1 per million). Per capita video game sales were $5.20 in the US compared to $47 in Japan. This example illustrates that there is no correlation between violent behavior and playing video games."
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  • +5 +9 -4 jordan Sep. 22, 2014
    ""I am always stressed when I get back from school, because of all the homework I have to do, so I just sit down And play battlefield or cod, so I think I would be more violent if there was no videogames."
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    • +1 +1 0 Sal Oct. 27, 2014
      "Completly"
  • +5 +6 -1 Him May. 19, 2014
    "violent video games do exactly the opposite of what the media claims. they vent violence not create it.when playing video games what games make you want to throw your controller those are the high difficulty high reward games.violence is a result of a lack of control an involvement."
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  • +5 +7 -2 Chris Apr. 9, 2014
    "In my opinion I'd say no because I'm an online gamer on the ps3 (Dr_-_187) and im only 16. I play a lot of military games and GTA and I have yet to rob a store or shoot up my school"
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  • +5 +7 -2 Tony Feb. 23, 2014
    "flappy bird was causing more people to be violent then most of these violent video games"
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  • +5 +8 -3 Mitchell Roberts Jan. 14, 2014
    "The honest truth is, video games help the community in several directions. Education, Comedy, Emotion, and even the U.S. economy, would be worse without games like these. It helps education by increasing one's hand-eye coordination, not being a killer, it can also teach new literature techniques, perfect for writing great suspense or mystery. Comedy for those famous gamers logic for games like Pokemon, Diablo, and The Elder Scrolls. And the economy, oh i think the U.S national debt would be 1.5 times larger without the gaming community existing, it has a high revenue rate, it helps create jobs for game designing, it helps create resumes, the most famous reason being Mathew Patrick, AKA MatPat13, the host of Youtube's Game Theroy. It got him a decent acting carrier. And it does not promote violence! If anything it PREVENTS violence. It helps blow off steam on something that's not something like a pet or relative, just characters and people who have no purpose in life, like Grunts. So, in other words, violence in games is a good thing."
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  • +5 +7 -2 BlaizeJ Nov. 14, 2013
    "i think that people shound somewhat play violint vidiogames because that way they could get their anger out harmlesly, so in a way vidio games could acctually help people not want to kill/hurt people instead of making them want to kill/hurt people."
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  • +5 +7 -2 Mr.Man Nov. 13, 2013
    "The Parents themselves MUST ok it with the seller, or they will not be able to get the game."
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  • +5 +6 -1 another 17 year old Nov. 12, 2013
    "First off who do they interview for this honestly most of it is such bs because as a 17 year old i have no interest in killing any one or even wanting to kill some one. Not only that but the games specially say m for mature."
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  • +5 +12 -7 a random user Nov. 12, 2013
    "Me being an active dark souls player, i totally on any normal day go look for red rocks, throw them in the air assuming i will invade someones world and then attempt to murder them. All in a days work i guess"
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  • +5 +7 -2 Jack Treof Nov. 8, 2013
    "The child may choose to play the games but then the child can choose to act that way or act as a role model for later generations."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Stephen C Nov. 6, 2013
    "Statistics show that kids with mental and pshycological problems or more prone to be violent from a video game then kids with normal mental health. No one should ever blame a video game or company with teen mass shootings WHY? First off Video games have a age and content info on the game package just for the person to purchase the game; If the parent dose not know the dangers of the game and buys them for an example grand theft auto and he or she ends up shooting up a public place it is THE PARENTS FAULT FOR NOT READING THE FINE PRINT! Thats my whole opinion on why parents and critics use video game as a scapegoat!"
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  • +5 +5 0 the king Oct. 23, 2013
    "i think video game does no promote violence, becaues for people in the PRO side all use to play video game when they were little and some of them are violence."
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  • +5 +8 -3 Justin Peacock Oct. 21, 2013
    "Video games do not promote violence. Some video games involve killing, shooting, stabbing, mutilating, and other ways of killing things. However, other games involve peaceful objectives. Many people play "violent" video games. Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, Saints Row, Left 4 Dead, Dead Riding, Chivalry, and other violent games are just a small portion of video games I play. I am young. I have never hit anyone. Instead of killing people ion real life, I am sitting here typing this argument."
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  • +5 +6 -1 Matt Brown Oct. 7, 2013
    "Violent video games gives children an outlet, an imaginary punching bag, if you will. Also, they help to build a child's imagination."
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    • 0 0 0 Minecraft dude Mar. 3, 2015
      "Like how minecraft helps imagination and millions of people love it"
  • +5 +8 -3 Mike Apr. 30, 2013
    "INSTEAD OF BLAMING KIDS HOW ABOUT YOU TEACH YOUR KIDS NOT DO STUFF LIKE THIS?!"
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  • +4 +6 -2 Z3ldaCh1ck Mar. 10, 2015
    "No they do not! Only kids who want to or have the urge to kill then they WILL kill! But i play many violent video games and read creepy pastas (a group of killers that will kill as they please. basically immortals that were once mortals that had a messed up childhood or something that caused them to kill) that haven't encouraged or made me kill. Your your own person! YOU Decide what you want to do with your life. Wether it'd be a maniac/killer or just someone who has a normal daily life."
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  • +4 +7 -3 Jack Westbrock <3 Mar. 10, 2015
    "I like playing violent video games and im not violent! Whos with me"
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  • +4 +5 -1 nishide Feb. 17, 2015
    "it helps take your anger out"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Ken Keneki Dec. 18, 2014
    "I think it is the parents fault because they let there kids play and get involved in these violent things and some kids do not know the difference between reality and virtual reality. So, they end up doing something that involves violence. If you parents don't want your child to be at risk of doing something violent then don't even let them play a game with violence. You can trust ESRB with their ratings, that is their job!"
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    • 0 0 0 Kirito Dec. 19, 2014
      "mmmmhmmmm. you have a point"
  • +4 +5 -1 Ahmed A. Dec. 10, 2014
    "violent video games decrease aggressive behavior because people can deal their anger by playing violet video games."
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    • +1 +2 -1 John Dec. 12, 2014
      "Thank you Ahmed for your comment and participation in the class debate!"
  • +4 +5 -1 Wesam Dec. 10, 2014
    "Games are the only place that they could do violence. Taking it out to the real world is their choice."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Naif Algadani Dec. 10, 2014
    "people should consider violent video games as a way that helps them to get their anger out. have you ever asked your self how we could get our anger out if violent video games were not in our life?"
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    • +1 +1 0 John Dec. 12, 2014
      "Good comment Naif. Thank you for contributing to the debate in class!"
  • +4 +5 -1 Marco Dec. 8, 2014
    "i think no because i been playing Grand Theft Auto for years my first one was San Andreads. i played that since i was 11 now i am older and still don't feel like killing nobody or trying anything dumb because i am mature."
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  • +4 +8 -4 Froggy Dec. 4, 2014
    "I dont think that violent video games contribute to teen violence"
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  • +4 +5 -1 Nick Jun. 4, 2014
    "There is absolutely no way that violent video games cause violent behavior in those that are not already inherently violent. Sales of violent video games and violent crime rates among juveniles and young adults have actually had an inverse relationship in the last 20 years. Obviously though, a 10-year-old should not be playing Grand Theft Auto. I think the ESRB rating system is actually a good thing, because although not enforced by federal or state law, this system is very strictly enforced by about 90% of major retailers today, because anybody asking to purchase a game rated "M" for mature is I.D. checked if they even remotely look like they are under the age of 17."
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  • +4 +5 -1 xelor Oct. 2, 2013
    "People said this with movies and it don't appear"
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  • +4 +11 -7 Marie Sep. 27, 2013
    "Almost everyone plays video games , but if you start to notice it's effecting you towards the negative, you should honestly stop playing and leave games for those who are stable, violent games or not."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Dragon Quest Lover Sep. 19, 2013
    "This is a hard topic. My father loves playing farcry, where on the other hand, I detest watching him kill animals. I know that that is a violent game. But where do you limit it as "violent"? Mario is for "every one", but the entire point of the game is to throw fire, ice, jump on, hit with a shell, or use star power to defeat monsters. Is mario not violent? Peoples' veiws on 'violence' ranges from person to person. Who are you to judge it?"
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  • +4 +8 -4 Stormi Waters Sep. 17, 2013
    "If a game really is disturbing for children, it's rated M (17+) meaning that only young adults / maturing teenagers can play it. If a child younger than that get's a hold of the game, is I the game's fault or the parents of the child's fault? Parents need to start monitoring what their kids are doing and playing, without being too intrusive. Kids like me can find a different source of video game material."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Wolfie Sep. 14, 2013
    "Videogames do NOT contribute to youth violence! The problem is that people need a scapegoat. they find a little coincidence and freak out. Correlation does NOT mean causation! I am a gamer myself and the violent, m-rated videogames that I love never made me think any more violently than I normally would. For me they are a way to vent anger and stress and help me feel more alert and happy."
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  • +4 +5 -1 Jullian Aug. 15, 2013
    "My question is why don't we make a comparation between the advantages and disavantages if young people play violient games? As far as I'm concerned, playing games is the best way to release stress. When you were put under pressure, I'm sure that you will do somethings to throw stress away, and violient games can help you."
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  • +4 +6 -2 Jess Jul. 29, 2013
    "It's a poor excuse for violent childern. If parents would do their job properly, kids would grow up properly. If a parent blames video games for their kids viloent behavior than they should have prevented them from playing in the first place."
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  • +4 +8 -4 Jin Jul. 25, 2013
    "ive played games since i got out of my diapers just about,since i was young ive played grand theft auto, tekken, mortal kombat, ect. but i also played history games. one of my history teacher flat out and told the class i was one of her smartest students one year. it wasnt because i made A's (come to think of it think i made C's and D's), it was because i had knowledge past the books. this was still in elementary too, so the history books tended to lie. it was because of video games i became interested in history.

    i say elementary history books tend to lie because i find hiding things or covering up things lieing. like they tell you that the pilgrims came to America and made England into the bad guy, but in reality the reason they left was because that religion came into power, killed the ruling king and made a militaristic dictatorship for 9 years. they also went around slautering the irish too. really look up oliver cromwell or go to ireland and yell that name. england kinda kicked them out after cromwell died."
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  • +4 +7 -3 haha Jul. 7, 2013
    "If you dont like violent games dont let your kids play them and dont play them yourself. There was violence before video games or did jack the ripper play grand theft auto ? I think not. I rest my case"
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  • +4 +9 -5 .... May. 15, 2013
    "Video games dont make people violent. Thats saying guns kill people"
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    • 0 0 0 StinkySocksRock Jan. 30, 2014
      "Ha! I agree. And then that's saying that spoons make people fat..."
  • +3 +3 0 charles bunch Apr. 15, 2015
    "video games don't cause violence . I'm proof I've played gta san andreas since I was 9. it was a way to kick back relax and have fun, and was also a topic me and friends talked about. I'm 14 now and I think that video games are the only education we have left. I mean we learn more from the games than usally at school . most violence in games is for the right reason to save someone in that game. leave a reply ill get back too you to answer"
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    • +2 +2 0 Elbow liquid Apr. 16, 2015
      "I agree. I have played the Battlefield and Modern warfare games since I was 8. I am recognized as one of the quietest and kindest children at my school. This is the same for many of my friends."
    • +1 +1 0 charles bunch Apr. 17, 2015
      "thanks for the support bro"
  • +3 +3 0 Darien D. Apr. 3, 2015
    "If a person is violent, then they are violent, and if they are not violent, then they are not violent. Video games don't make the true difference to the players. 97% of people played video games, but not everybody went out and shot somebody. Terrorists don't get their ideas from video games. Though a video game might speed up the process, they have no true impact on an average, peaceful person's life."
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  • +3 +5 -2 hunter Mar. 31, 2015
    "just because a child playes games like gta doesn't mean he or she will pull a rpg out of there pants"
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    • +1 +1 0 D Apr. 3, 2015
      "Well said"
  • +3 +4 -1 Patrick Mar. 27, 2015
    "I play mass effect but one not violent only in the game"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Stephen Mar. 24, 2015
    "The urge to use violence in real life does not come from a video game. If a person had a problem that caused them to use violence or commit crimes, they had that problem anyway. I do not believe violence comes from video games, but rather the real-life events that happened to a person."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Justin Noah Mar. 23, 2015
    "Violent games don't make children violent say someone plays a violent game and they go and shoot up a school the media say that he played some violent game they will blame violent games i mean if someone shoots up a school its not the games fault they would have been dumb enough to do it even if they didn't play the game"
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  • +3 +4 -1 goosebumps2902 Mar. 13, 2015
    "it all depends on life i play violent video games but i do think they are violent"
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  • +3 +4 -1 goosebumps2902 Mar. 11, 2015
    "i am not able to game but i know that video games that are violent could allow little kids know how to kill people"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Everyone Feb. 27, 2015
    "If video games make you violent, then movies make me push people into meat-grinders and nightmares make me think there is dragon behind me. P.s, video games like Tetris has been proven to help docters with stuff like BRAIN SURGERY!"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Nicholas Garcia Ward Feb. 9, 2015
    "For people saying studies show video games cause violence and say that we should pay close attention to violent video games I present to you....

    We should accept that, whether we like violent video games or not, if we are serious about reducing crime, our attention is better focused on other issues such as poverty, mental health care or educational disparities. In 2011 no less than the US Supreme Court (Brown v EMA, 2011) looked at the evidence for violent video game effects and declared 'These studies have been rejected by every court to consider them, and with good reason.' It's time that we listen to the Supreme Court and refocus our attention on more pressing matters."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Andy Feb. 7, 2015
    "If Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence, then there should be an increase of violent females which there is not as the media and various studies focus only on men."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Shanelle Feb. 5, 2015
    "I've been playing video games ever since I was 4 years old. My first video game was violent but didn't effect at all.
    Not everyone can become violent from playing violent video games. It all depends on the person playing the game. If they're not responsible or can't handle the blood and gore, then don't play it."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Davon Feb. 3, 2015
    "Violent video games give teens a place to cool down and relax when they are mad so that they don't take their anger out on people"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Ty N. Feb. 3, 2015
    "Anyone that thinks that video games for kids and teens are violent should read what the rating says instead of buying it for there kids. If it says violent and you don't like the violence then don't buy it."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Anonamus Jan. 8, 2015
    "violent video games have never been 100% proven to have caused violence in children and teens, if a teen says that they are most likely making an excuse. and if this does happen than it is legally up to the adult if the child can buy rated M games or even violent rated T games"
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  • +3 +6 -3 Tyrone Jan. 8, 2015
    "Violent video games do not cause violence, People who are mentally unstable are the ones who are causing it. And even if they do play violent video games, it's the parents fault because there is a rating on the front and on the back that says what it contains. Its just people who don't parent there children correctly"
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  • +3 +3 0 .-. ._. Dec. 2, 2014
    "i play violent video games and they show no affect to me and my friends who play them. scientists have proven its not the video games who cause the violence. if you have self control you know how to act. honestly if you think violent video games cause violence you are wrong. video games also can give you skills"
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  • +3 +5 -2 Jordan May. 29, 2014
    "Parents tell/teach there kids to not do things like don't swear, don't be a bad kid. So if there parents buy their kid a curtain video-game, then that means its there fault for buying them that video-game. I am a gamer, and I've been playing for a really long time now, and I'm pretty sure that I don't kill people. People who are a gamer and kill people, kill people because of what happens to them in their life, and what happens in there environment. So the people who blame violence because of video-games, are wrong. The people who are violent, be violent also because of their life. If someones life is great and there parents are always nice to them, then the kid would be a good person. If the persons life is terrible and there parents are mean and hate them, then the kid would be a murderer, robber, etc."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Adrian May. 22, 2014
    "Its the kids fault not the games .... they're ruining the reputation of the game companies by saying that. It's the parents fault, they should be aware of what their kids play and what they buy them."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Connor Smith May. 21, 2014
    "I think that violent video games shouldn't be played by children younger than ten. But it is great for everyone else to play. Mostly because the younger children might get nightmares."
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  • +3 +3 0 The Voice of Reason Apr. 23, 2014
    "If DOOM II taught people how to kill, how come they had to buy the license to it and MODIFY THE CORE GAME MECHANICS to make Marine Doom?!"
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  • +3 +3 0 Bob Apr. 15, 2014
    "VIDEO GAMES ARE BOSS!!!!"
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  • +3 +8 -5 Peyton Apr. 11, 2014
    "I'm con because I know for fact that studies have shown both 'yes, video games are violent' & no, video games are not violent.' I FEEL that video games are a way to escape the toils of life and exert these emotions in non-violent ways. I myself am a gamer, but you don't see me opening up the streets, do you? Video games can only cause violence from violent or mentally ill players saying one day: I'm going to do what I just did in GTAIV this morning!"
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  • +3 +6 -3 zero Apr. 10, 2014
    "THIS IS NOT TRUE just because a couple people who killed people played violent video games. Smosh had an example of this, there was violence before video games so don't blame it all on video games, and they're fun and you should try them"
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  • +3 +6 -3 Jaret Mar. 31, 2014
    "no because there fun"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Jared Feb. 26, 2014
    "97% of kids play violent video games. 97% of kids have not shot up a school of comitted mass murders or even killed a guy."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Black Mambaaaa Jan. 24, 2014
    "I think its good for us because we point out the bad stuff in the game. It also increases our reaction time. And our memory. It also works out our fingers and brain."
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  • +3 +5 -2 another 17 year old Nov. 12, 2013
    "Who dosnt try to take over naval bases with massive warships after doing that in battle pirates."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Brynna Grassmuck Nov. 4, 2013
    "I am a Con because I am a teenager who plays very violent video games and I show no result of violence because of the video games."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Kayleah Nov. 1, 2013
    "Could people be trying to find another excuse just to point fingers because in the 1950's people pointed at comic books for kids bad behavior!"
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  • +3 +4 -1 Mike Oct. 29, 2013
    "I am a teen of 17 years and I have played every violent video game out there. I've played everything from Call of Duty to Grand Theft Auto to Halo. Honestly I have never been in a fight and I actually fear being put in that situation."
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  • +3 +4 -1 Xaivier Oct. 25, 2013
    "Well you can never be 100% sure. Everyone has there own mind and there own ways. For me I have been playing games since I was a little from Donkey Con were it rewards you to kill other objects that get in your way. To Mario were you kill everything. I have also played other games from when i was about 7 like Saints Row, GTA, to Scarface the game. All together though I chose that it is there own mind and body that matter. To take what they see and to put it how ever they want in the end i enjoy violent video games and even doing a school project on it. This website has helped me out a lot more than what I expected. Thanks"
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  • +3 +4 -1 avideogameplayer Oct. 24, 2013
    "violent video games are a way for teens get rid of there anger and agression. another way to get rid of agression is to play football. if you argue agenst this, try a violent video game for yourself, you may get rid of some of your anger."
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  • +3 +5 -2 PichuBee Oct. 18, 2013
    "If someone goes crazy from video games, they were crazy anyway. STOP BLAMING VIOLENT GAMES FOR VIOLENT PEOPLE! It's like saying "All the killers watch the news, ban watching the news from everyone." It's stupid to blame something like a game on a murder. It's a game and everyone knows it. It's not something you need to do in real life. Besides, it violates an amendment to ban them."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Stranger The Steef Oct. 15, 2013
    "I have played PLENTY of violent games in my life, a lot of first-person shooters, mainly Metroid Prime or Half-Life 2, or fighting games, like Smash Bros., and I never once had an urge to punch someone's face in, or grab a gun and shoot people because there would be item pickups. NO, that doesn't happen in real life. As a person diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome, I let video games be a creative outlet for me. I have created a lot of fan-made drawings and digital paintings from my experiences playing games over the course of my life. I enjoy video games because a lot of them have a deep storyline, something I can immerse myself in for hours on end. To all gamers who see this, let your imagination roam free when you play, it helps with stress relief, and builds a foundation for anyone to expand their creativity."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Kcat Oct. 10, 2013
    "Not every video game player plays violent video games. I myself play video games and I am very very nice."
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  • +3 +6 -3 kelli Oct. 9, 2013
    "I think that it's just kids are get in more trouble and that do violent things or maybe lives street wise so they know to get the most violent games."
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  • +3 +6 -3 Tummy Oct. 9, 2013
    "I've grown up playing video games, both violent and non-violent, and I am one of the most easy-going guys there are. Video games are merely stress relief and a time killer. They allow me to play out perhaps the aggressive feelings I have. If anything they keep me from harming anybody."
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  • +3 +5 -2 Jordan Oct. 3, 2013
    "I can't stand people saying violent acts are caused by gaming. I love violent games. Not Grand Theft Auto or Call of Duty, but beat-em-ups like Street Fighter or Final Fight. But people blame GTA for violence, blame the IDIOTIC PARENTS who let their kids play them. Blame the fact that people are stupid and don't notice it's not the KIDS, but rather the PARENTS. Sub-Zero's fatality from Mortal Kombat started the ESRB rating system. We have that system for a reason. So kids won't get scared or won't have violence. If a young child plays GTA, they're going to believe it's real. My cousin is 7 and he's violent because his dad played GTA when he was 3. 3 YEARS OLD! That is too young for a child to be watching that. I'm 17 and I think games like that are what I should be playing. I should play CoD, or GTA, but I play Pokemon and Golden Sun and other games that are violent, but can't happen in real life. They're fun and they don't "corrupt kids minds." Have your child play Pokemon, they'll probably like it."
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  • +3 +8 -5 Marlon Barbee(Decco) Oct. 3, 2013
    "video games do not induce violence only violence induces violence."
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  • +3 +7 -4 jayce May. 23, 2013
    "no defiantly because playing a video game that is violent i never have had the urge or want to hurt or do anything to anybody because normal people have consciousness to not. check there heads not there games. #REALTALK"
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  • +3 +3 0 Sparkz May. 13, 2013
    "Video games aren't the main factor in this equation. Honestly, the news channels have us thinking video games are the problem, when really it's just circumstantial if a violent person uses video games as an outlet. Would murderers exist without video games? I love playing video games, and the violent games I play only make me more freaked out about war and criminals."
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  • +3 +9 -6 Ringo Lapua May. 11, 2013
    "I'm an adult over 60 years old and have and still sponsor a Battlefield (2, 2142, Bad Company and 3) Clan with over 270 registered members ranging from ages 12 to 70. In BF2142, I personally was ranked among the top four team commanders in the world and 2nd in the USA. 99% of the guys I play with are great people from ALL walks of life. We all know it's a game. Every now and then we discover a member who has personality defects during his 3 month trial membership. If we on the board determine that he does not quality or get along with other members, we ban him. Biggest problems with video games are the hackers - dishonest unethical players who cheat and ever WORSE, the hacker makers who sell the hacks to these players. Our legislators should put these hack creating companies OUT OF BUSINESS. Most crazies like Adam Lanza HACK (I know this for a fact since I deal with players daily) because they have to be noticed and want to win at all costs to soothe their egos. BAN THE HACKS and you will rid violent games of the MENTALLY ILL. Sad, but that is too easy for idiots who want to ban big sodas, all guns all video game, action movies etc. GET THE PICTURE!."
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    • 0 0 0 Derp May. 14, 2013
      "The mentally ill don't go to hacks like you think they do. People go to hacks because they think it's a quick and easy way to win, and want to make people angry sometimes. Mostly they want to win though."
  • +2 +6 -4 Orion Lake Feb. 12, 2014
    "Are you kidding me? I mean, I just played GTA. I think I'll go rob a bank. I just played Mortal Kombat. I think I'll go rip someone's heart out with my bare hands. I just played Assassin's Creed. Hey, anyone wanna go murder some Templars?

    It's ridiculous, people. Come on."
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    • 0 0 0 Josie Feb. 24, 2015
      "Amen!:p"
  • +2 +3 -1 Noah Burno Jan. 29, 2014
    "I was forced into the pro side of this in my debate class and every single argument for the pro side I instantly thought of a counter-argument to make it completely null. I play video games and I am within this age group and it has no effect on me. I have no idea as to why this argument still exists. It's dead"
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    • +1 +1 0 Shane Jan. 30, 2014
      "This argument might be dead to you but there will always be that group of parents that are worried about what their kids are playing. Granted there is an age where the games that are made for teenagers is very impressionable for little kids that play them and the parents have a valid reason to argue this for the other side. I think that they just need to hear that people that actually play video games are not like what they are like when they play the games."
  • +2 +5 -3 StinkySocksRock Jan. 28, 2014
    "I say that video games absolutely do not contribute to youth violence! Like what the heck?! I have Borderline Personality Disorder--look it up and click the first link--and I play violent VGs and I don't have the slightest urge to go out and commit violence upon others. I may think about it, but I am a girl and I have BPD. But having violent thoughts is way different than actually using the violence {Citing Frank Gaskill (PhD) and Dave Verhaagen [PhD(Founding and Managing Partners of Southeast Psych)]}. I actually used a cite reference on this site. Ba-bam! Anyways, I hope that you Pro people really think about which side you choose before you make a mistake. Plus, the Con side has WAY more comments AND has better arguments. Yes there are FBI files on this subject, but the FBI isn't always right. Nobody is completely correct, we are imperfect. We are human."
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  • +2 +4 -2 Logan Jan. 27, 2014
    "Games rated m shouldn't be banned because there are good outcomes to letting kids playing them. Such good things would be that they would lessen their chance of stealin and killin people if there is control in the game. Also if parents limit amount of time they play these games then it wont come as natural. If you think that these games are makin kids more violent then you are wrong because the adults that think this came out just fine even though they had bad influencin movies such as Rambo, Rocky and Full Metal Jacket. For the older generation movies are as to video games are for the new and current generation. If teachin kids at young ages war games and theivin tricks is bad then wouldn't wrestlin boxin and racing games also be a danger because they show us wrecks aren't to bad and that most of the time all you do is dent a car and boxing and wrestling introduce violence and fighting as a good result also but they are rated E. I have played these games since 6 years old and my mom has never noticed any more violence from me because of me playing these games. It is the parents job to limit the amount of time we play these games so that it does not change our thoughts though. They need to get us to do other things that are good."
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  • +2 +5 -3 mohamad Jan. 24, 2014
    "I do not think video games cause violnece because no matter what game you buy you are the player and it is your choice to do something,therefore it is not the videogame's fault but yours.Videogames like gta dont require you to do the mission it asks....you can just do anything you want. Even games like call of duty dont casue violence because the games show what happens in war,not everyday life so if you choose to take a gun and shoot somebody in real life it's your fault....Deal with it/ its not like the videogame told you to do it."
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  • +2 +4 -2 This guy Jan. 22, 2014
    "Video games to me do not lead to violence. And if they do im trying to figure this out, why do parents get there kids those games, when they know no better thnn to do those things, if there below the age of 18."
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  • +2 +4 -2 Unknown Dec. 9, 2013
    "Games dont kill people. People kill people"
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  • +2 +5 -3 AVeryKindGuy Dec. 2, 2013
    "Even if there was a crackdown on things like Call of Duty Ghosts and GTA and the sort, there would still be youths playing those things still because parents and older siblings will still be bringing in things like Grand Theft Auto five and then the smaller siblings will start playing that and the like.

    "Violent video games have been BLAMED for school shootings..."

    This phrase comes from this site and the only part I changed is capitalizing blamed

    See, blamed does NOT mean that it was video games. Most kinds in our community don't give a flying baked potato about the gamestop that restricted the rated M games.

    Not that I should care, because my mom restricted my rated T arsenal because my little brother is 9"
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  • +2 +6 -4 average human being Nov. 18, 2013
    "First of all why would people instantly point that video games cause violence, when there are plenty of other things that cause violence such as music, movies, YOUR OWN HOME, so why start with video games. how about the times before video games were even invented huh ever think about that."
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  • +2 +6 -4 Alex Fulkerson Nov. 15, 2013
    "No personaly im a gamer and i think that violent games dont contribute youth violence. The youth pick whats there faith but it doesnt contribute violence.war games teach you about guns and how to use them and about some of our history and how to use vehichles.dont get me started on the government taking away guns."
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  • +2 +4 -2 John Nov. 1, 2013
    "Video games are hardly the cause for violence in our world today and in the future"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Frodo May. 8, 2013
    "I just got done playing World of Warcraft and now I want to kill everyone with my magical warhammer and blast anyone in my way with lightning bolts from my hands.

    Does that not sound ridiculous to you? That's how ridiculous that pro side's argument is. More than 11 million people play violent video games in the US alone. There are bound to be a few murders by someone who's played a game. However, you cannot draw upon the fact that they played a video game and use that as motivation behind the murder. That's like saying someone got fat because they chose to eat a doughnut on one day in their lives, despite a lifetime of eating other foods that contribute to obesity. One thing doesn't make you a murderer. Several factors contribute to the making of a murderer. One of these is parents blaming video games for violence that their own negligence lead to. Violent entertainment has been around for thousands of years, yet there was no argument about it back then.

    Seriously guys. Wake up and smell the flowers"
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  • +2 +4 -2 Dace Lewis May. 7, 2013
    "As a soon-to-be-graduating high school senior I can say I am still a part of the age group this research involves. I am an AP student and will be graduating with honors. I am a peer mediator and, yes, kind of a teacher's pet. I will be studying psychology in college. And can you guess what my favorite form of relaxation is? Violent video games.

    I have never so much as gotten into a non-verbal fight, despite my love for these games. My home life is stressful, with fighting parents and familial pressure to be perfect. These games allow me to vent my frustration in a somewhat productive manner rather than taking it out on myself, my family, or my peers. After playing a game, I find myself relaxed and ready to focus on my schoolwork or socialization, without frustration causing me to get angry at my friends or my progress on a paper.

    Through a psycho-logistic view, if the claims were true, I would be a raving lunatic killing every innocent I see. I do spend upwards of 3 hours a day playing these games after all. However, I have not and will not ever harm another human being in such a way. The true factor in these intense violent behaviors that everyone is attributing to video games is a person's mental health."
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  • +2 +5 -3 Goku Apr. 30, 2013
    "I think that video games are not bad and that they Help get rid of some of the anger and violence in teens and I know because Ive played them since I was 5 and am not violent at all."
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  • +1 +1 0 Jayden Apr. 20, 2015
    "Violent Video Games is a recreation activity. The games can even lower the frequency of youth violence. The kids can release their anger on the virtual people instead of actually killing someone."
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  • +1 +5 -4 A Fellow Gamer Mar. 9, 2015
    "As a gamer, I find comfort in video games, more than you realize. Just about everyday I seize the opportunity to pick up a controller/mouse and begin playing. But it isn't just for entertainment, it's for meeting new people, as is Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, etc. With the help of gaming, I have more friends than I thought I'd ever had making in schools."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Tyerell Mar. 5, 2015
    "i say pro because video games doesn't tell a kid to go out and kill people. beside if anything video games help..how?.. mentally and socially....mentally cause if forces the child to think of thing like...hmm. how can i flank the camping enemy without being killed or vise versa how can i avoid being killed...socially cause online play enables children around the world to link up and talk to each other and have fun through out their gaming experience...Tye out peacee....."
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  • +1 +4 -3 jp Mar. 3, 2015
    "violent video games are not real"
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  • +1 +3 -2 That Furry Mar. 2, 2015
    "If video games make people violent, then I would see people who play COD carry around a gun shooting people, or if it was a GTA person, you would see a person hijack a car, then running people over shooting at the cops, my opinion is on how much they've played it, if its like there whole life and they talk trash on the game, its the people who are on the game making children that way, the people talking trash saying there bad and should get off anger the kids, then that's why you have a lot of kids talking that way or some just plain saying there better than everyone, so its actually the people on the video game if you think about it."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Pinhead Larry Mar. 2, 2015
    "ESRB is there for a reason! If you don't like violent video games, don't spend your money on them! I am a gamer and I am not violent at all. They only effect someone if they let it effect them."
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  • +1 +2 -1 CiarraTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "I do not think violent videos contribute to youth violence, because I'm a teenage and I play violent an they don't encourage me to physically hurt people. Sometimes violent videos game releases the anger/ sadness built up inside of you. The crime rate has actually gone down because of these violent videos game."
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  • +1 +2 -1 KaylaTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "It depends on the person mental stability. I don't think that violent video games cause violent behavior because if it did just think about how much more innocents would happen because of it. In a 2007 study reported that 45% of boys played video games because "It helps me get my anger out" and 62% played because it "Helps me relax." This just shows that it helps people relieve anger. I mean I play GTA and I'm not gonna go out and kill someone for fun because I know the consequences. I can tell the difference between reality and the gaming world,some people on the other hand can not. This is where the real issue lies, inside the persons head."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Casey THS Feb. 27, 2015
    "No video games do not contribute to youth violence. I also play violent video games sometimes to kill time. But I also play sports and like to have a good time. Even though I have played these video games since a child I do not have a history of violence. I believe the violence comes from how the parents have raised the child. If you look at all the school shootings, most of the shooters will have a some mental disorder and aren't mentally stable. And if you look deeper most of them were bullied by their fellow classmates. So before you blame the games, Look at who your are talking about."
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  • +1 +3 -2 KyleTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "let me start off by saying i too play video games on my very own console at home and i am not at all a violent person and never have been thourghout my life. Buying violent video games is in the parents hands you should know your child . If the child is getting bullied and wants to commit sucicde wahts that have to do with video games. When you go to a stor they always ask for your id to buy the game and its strictly for 17 and older so parents letting children play these games is there choice. so dont take it out on the game take it out on the parent. meaning dont take the games off the market talk to the parents about buying them."
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  • +1 +2 -1 KyleS(ths) Feb. 27, 2015
    "Video Games DO NOT contribute to youth violence, because I play Halo and Call Of Duty and I haven't stabbed with an energy sword or killed any one with a kill streak. I haven't gone to jail because of attacking someone because of violent video games. Violent video games have not been scientifically proven to increase youth violence. If anyone has attacked someone it wasn't because of violent video games, it was something wrong in their life. That is why violent video games don't contribute to youth violence"
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  • +1 +2 -1 JasonTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "No, I do not think violent video games contribute to youth violence. I think that if a child thinks it is okay to hurt someone They might have some issues dealing with anger and aggression. There is no way a child can just play a video game and say they are going to hurt someone because they did it in a game. I think if that were to happen i would take the child to do counseling."
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  • +1 +3 -2 CharlezTHS Feb. 27, 2015
    "Look back before the existence of the famous violent video games or video games at all. Violent crimes were still around and at a much HIGHER rate than now. What games did Adolf Hitler play? I believe that a child committing violent crimes is most of the time caused by negligence by the parent or someone he/she looks up to."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Morgan Feb. 20, 2015
    "No, because some video games are just funny like "Shrek" and you beat up the bad guys. Also you should get rid of your anger by putting it to good use."
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  • +1 +6 -5 Rylan Jan. 27, 2015
    "Simply put it this way...

    Don't give a violent videogame to a person who can't handle violence. -_-"
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  • +1 +7 -6 Tyler Jan. 15, 2015
    "I think that a violent video game can change the person(like a adult or kid). I am a kid and I don't want to run around with a shotgun killing people."
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  • +1 +6 -5 KhajiitAssassin Jan. 7, 2015
    "I am a huge gamer, and i have never had the urge to kill anyone. I love Assassin's Creed, but, believe it or not, it doesn't make me want to go assassinate members of congress. I like Skyrim, but i don't feel the urge to break into someone's home and rob them of everything they have. Even though i'm not a huge fan, of it, i still play Black Ops, but it doesn't make me want to shoot up the school. It's normally troubled or bored kids that do this, and, if they really want to learn how to do this, a video game isn't going to tell them everything they need to know. Violent video games aren't the problem. It all depends on parenting, and if anyone pays attention enough to see the signs."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Frank west May. 9, 2014
    "Violent ideo games do not contribute to real world violents video games help me let out my rage on my victims how play with me"
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    • 0 0 0 Chuck Greene Mar. 18, 2015
      "By victims, you mean zombies, right?"
  • +1 +4 -3 dragonsoul13 May. 9, 2014
    "I'm con for this because it's not the court's choice if parents can say or not say what a child can play. That's the parent's choice only. Plus a full blown ban on violent video games is against freedom of speech."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Aleksandr May. 9, 2014
    "I have played probably every single one of the most popular violent video games, such as CoD, Battlefield, and Grand Theft Auto, since I was the age of five. I have not been to prison, and I have never been in a fist fight. I also have straight A grades as a 7th grader in advanced classes. Tell me again why violent video games are bad?"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Brittany May. 8, 2014
    "I'm con because the parents should moniter their kids' activities and raise them well enough to know the difference between virtual and reality. It's the kid's that harm, not the video games."
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  • +1 +2 -1 The Doctor May. 6, 2014
    "the point is its all about the environment they grow up in not the games cuz kids can play games and not do anything bad some play to escape what goes on in there life so you can judge someone like this im so con for this"
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  • +1 +5 -4 kingchucklez May. 1, 2014
    "It is all about what you let into your noggin'. If you are already violent then you will search out violence.
    Your mind is like a spponge what ever you absorb you will be filled with."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Caroline Martin May. 1, 2014
    "I think some people are predisposed to violence."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Joshua-Ian Olson Apr. 30, 2014
    "most kids know the difference between real life and a video game."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Tyler Apr. 24, 2014
    "Guns don't kill people...people kill people"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Lee Apr. 18, 2014
    "Obviously its not the games fault, its the poor decision makeing + 1st of all the parent or guardian should of never bought the game if they knew it was gonna impact the kid"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Sydney Apr. 18, 2014
    "Video games don't contribute to violence because I've been playing them since I was three and I've never beat anyone up or stuff like that"
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  • +1 +4 -3 Billy Apr. 18, 2014
    "video games doesn't cause a person to become violent or detrimental. in fact it is how the person was raised. videogames are a fictional reality. it doesn't cause people to kill one another at all. I've been playing video games since I was a kid and I didn't turn into a sociopath."
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  • +1 +5 -4 Armond Apr. 17, 2014
    "I think some video games are violent but some people can control themselves so I think video games are not violent."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Richard Apr. 17, 2014
    "I'm a per-teen who plays violent video games. I believe don't believe violent video games lead to real violence because I can control my self. I can play my game if I want to play I brought it. Some people think that games are violent but when I go home I'm going to play my game."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Payden Apr. 17, 2014
    "I am a pre-teen who plays violent video games.I do not believe violent video games lead to real violence because violent video games give you a fun hipe for me."
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  • +1 +5 -4 John Flear Apr. 11, 2014
    "Videogames are just a fantasy a kid should know whats real and whats not. I play GTA V and just because I do doesn't mean I'm going to go and rob a bank or car or beat up a cop. Because I KNOW whats real it's called common sense people..."
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  • +1 +5 -4 Jared Apr. 3, 2014
    "If there is any correlation, it would be on par with movie and tv show influence. If people don't want these censored or banned, they shouldn't do it to video games either."
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  • +1 +6 -5 Savannah Mar. 31, 2014
    "Its not the childrens fault they are like that. The parents have control over what games they buy their children. For "M" rated games, the parents have to buy those, the children can't. So don't blame the children or the video games... blame the parents."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Mr. Amazon Mar. 27, 2014
    "Thats what peoples problem are these days y'all are to quick to point fingers at something else to take the heat off you. Pretty much everyone in my grade plays violent video games and what you are saying is that they will all be murderers?NO! Video games are everyday life so how come you can't point fingers at something else if you wannna blame something so bad?"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Kevin G Mar. 26, 2014
    "Hi my name is Kevin I am 15 years old and I disagree with Violent Video Games being connected with Youth Violence because of the simple fact that I have been playing the Grand Theft Auto video game series along with other M-rated video game series since I was only 5 years old and I have never got in a real fight at all with anybody in my life yet!"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Gamer X Mar. 21, 2014
    "I get more violent playing NBA 2K14 than I do playing call of duty"
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    • 0 0 0 Anthoney Armelin Apr. 22, 2014
      "hell yeah"
  • +1 +2 -1 Ronda Mar. 20, 2014
    "Dipinding on the kids matality,most kids between the age of 13-17 can dercern the diferance between the reality of life and the amagination of a game. Bulling has been around since mandkind came in excised. For example Herny VII who never had a video game no tv. Beheaed torcherd or killed his wives of subjects who disagreed with him."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Max Tenningworth Mar. 20, 2014
    "never in my life have i ever made violence when i play MW2 or 3. Why are people saying this when im a kid myself"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Monta Mar. 19, 2014
    "I think that a lot of the video games involving guns, and tanks etc...are re-enacting the war's. there are some things they can learn from the games as they are so realistic. My son likes the ones with airplanes or helicopter's, and he knows the names of all of the aircraft. There are some type of children\ teenagers, that get the games for the main purpose of the violence, but they have had that ingrained in them since they were small. I think they live with that in their house's. There are also the youth that have mental problems, that their parents and even close friends are aware of. It is totally up to the parents, they know their children best!"
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  • +1 +2 -1 Max Mar. 12, 2014
    "I am Con because the ratings of games are there for a reason, and if it is the parents of young children that want to expose their children to that then they have to explain to them that 'When you play, It is all fake. When you die in real life you don't "Respawn"'"
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  • +1 +3 -2 X_KDC_X Mar. 12, 2014
    "All shootings have been committed by mentally unstable people. It is true that they also played violent video games. I believe there is a link between those two facts. It might be reasonable to conclude that violent video games should be kept out of the hands of mentally unstable people."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Nachogamer101 Mar. 10, 2014
    "I play call of duty and i have not killed any body yet"
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    • 0 0 0 eric Dec. 12, 2014
      "yet"
  • +1 +2 -1 Connagh Mar. 10, 2014
    "Im a 14 year old and i play violent videogames and i dont beat anyone up and i dont know anyone who has so there."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Jacob Harris Mar. 6, 2014
    "I play video game all the time and I have never got into a fight or anything serious of that sort of thing. If video games do cause violence then I would be trying to kill someone all the time and I do play m rated games as a "juvenile", but what really matters is that you make the distinction from video game violence and real life violence. One has consequences in real life but the other causes less obvious ones in a video game (which some people don't know) You have to know the difference between physically hurting someone and pressing a button to make pixels on a screen change colors. That's where the knowledge of knowing the difference between video game violence and real violence is. Pixels and pain."
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  • +1 +2 -1 Dillbert Mar. 3, 2014
    "Violent games are fun!"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Jakob Peterson Feb. 27, 2014
    "It makes no sense to say that games contribute to violence if games have been around for a really long time. Kids have been playing these games for just as long yet as soon as some person that was mental TRAINED using games to go shoot up a school people start saying that games made him go shoot up that school. The next problem is that most people who are mental and get violent thoughts may be from the games that he/she plays but who bought the games oh ya the PARENT, if a parent was responsible they wouldn't buy a violent game for their child who has mental issues or in some cases take them out to a shooting ranges and always have a gun available to the child with mental issues."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Dr. S Shaprio Feb. 27, 2014
    "this is a resualt of their mental disorder, it has nothing to do with the gamnes, they are just what the media chooses to blame."
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  • +1 +3 -2 logan Feb. 26, 2014
    "no they don't"
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  • +1 +3 -2 isaiah s Feb. 18, 2014
    "Games now a days don't consist of reality humor and actions. People start school shooting and stupidity because either they're crazy or they do drugs."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Keenan Feb. 18, 2014
    "I do not think that violent video games are the cause of teen violent because most of the time the shooter usually reports having a history of bullying now being a victim of bullying myself I think that is the reason of most school shootings"
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  • +1 +3 -2 manu Feb. 13, 2014
    "I am pro because while video games may have some negative
    effect they help the human brain. such as they improve hand-eye coordination. Also studies show that gamers make decisions 25% faster than other people without losing accuracy. Another reason that video games can help ids or people mentally is because when gamers play online they learn to work effectively as a team and that video games may teach kids leadership skills and responsibility. Video games also improve a lot of skills such as, perseverance video games gives you more perseverance because the harder the levels get and the more perseverance you will need."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Kasem Feb. 5, 2014
    "We can all agree that what we see powerfully affects us. But that doesn't excuse us from being decent human beings, or from making morale choices. What we choose to watch and how we react is up to us. The baby boom generation grew up watching hundreds of hours of violent tv. They dressed up like davy crockett with his trusty rifle betsy, like hopalong cassidy with his pearl handle six shooters. And what was the result of all of this make believe tv violence?They grew up to be a generation that marched against war, and preached peace, love and flower power. People got live feeds of the Vietnam War to their TV, and what happened? There was a anti war movement. We make choices, we are creatures of free will, and violent video games do not contribute to youth violence, because nothing these video games depict is close to what people of past generations saw."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Noah Kuykendall Feb. 5, 2014
    "violence existed thousands of years before video games. how do you explain that? and, for some people(like me) video games help me make new friends. its gives me a place to go to when im sad. and it gives something to relate to other people."
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  • +1 +7 -6 inglesh Feb. 5, 2014
    "it is not the video games fault blame the kids parents for not teaching their kids to know right from wrong. If a kid thinks it is ok to hit someone because it is ok in a video game then their parent are to blame for not teaching them not the game"
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  • +1 +4 -3 chris Feb. 3, 2014
    "No! I am currently 13 years old and i have been playing The Call of Duty series since Cod 4 Had came out. I have never been in a fight and i am not planning on being in a fight i am not a bully and i am living a regular life as a teenage boy. I think video games is an outlet to get rid of frustration, anger, and stress as you can shoot enemy soldiers. These video games in my opinion have helped me increase my reaction time by 2%. If someone commits a murder and blames it on video games that is just an excuse as they know it is wrong. Most violent video games have a Mature rating for a reason: Blood and Gore, Mature Language, and Explicit Content not made for young eye's my mom has gave me these video games because i request it and i feel like i am more mature than the rest of my grade. Just to re-cap, Violent video games to NOT contribute Youth Violence."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Shane Jan. 30, 2014
    "I am not going to lie I do play video games and I have played them for many years.I tend to get loud and start yelling while I'm playing the games. But as a 17 year old that graduated school early and I'm now working two jobs and going to school part time now, my stress starts to build up. When I'm not playing video games I'm not violent at all. I would have to say that since I play video games I get almost all of my stress and anger out while I play the games I am actually less violent. The last thing I would like to add is that even though I can walk up to a character in a game and shoot, stab, hit, ect... I still cant stand the sight of blood and guts in real life."
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  • +1 +5 -4 bob Jan. 27, 2014
    "No it's not videos games that cause violence it messed up parents and depressed or crazy kids and their parents don't do anything about it"
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  • +1 +5 -4 Anonymous Dec. 12, 2013
    "Video games have violence in them. Just like movies, just like books, just like art, just like real life. If we're blaming video games for violence then we're also blaming every art form there is, one of which is video games."
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  • +1 +4 -3 joseph cherry Dec. 10, 2013
    "no i don't think so because people don't kill because of a game they kill because of bullies and things like that"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Zip Dec. 8, 2013
    "People just like to point fingers. It's been happening for years, comic books, rock n roll, rap, and anything else with violence has been blamed. In about a decade or so, people will blame the next thing. It's not that complex."
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  • +1 +3 -2 Muhkay Dec. 5, 2013
    "No, Video games are just for fun. if someone is going crazy over them, than it would be the gamer him/her self. Video games are fun and exciting. Call of duty and Grand theft auto 5 are the most fun games and thats what there for. JUST FUN"
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  • +1 +6 -5 denver Dec. 5, 2013
    "it lets us take are anger out on something else."
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  • +1 +5 -4 Andrew J. Dec. 4, 2013
    "Video game violence allows kids to vent their anger without actually hurting anyone-trust me, I use this technique to prevent stress, it can be satisfying to attack someone without actually harming a real person."
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  • +1 +2 -1 brett Dec. 4, 2013
    "now video games do not make people kill its the preson that dose"
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  • +1 +3 -2 Peter Dec. 3, 2013
    "The mass shootings people fuss over video games about are usually caused by mental health issues or other background issues. It's like blaming a fork for obesity."
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  • +1 +4 -3 Adam Mahan Dec. 2, 2013
    "There is no feasible evidence of violence caused by mentally healthy children. These studies are obviously biased and unfair."