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"It depends on your home life,home life,and mental stablilty"
"What about your home life though?"
"Yeap You Are Right, Ps. Quentin Lebleu"
"It depends on how the person is"
"I think people control their own actionsYou can agree with me or not I really dont care. Im just stating my opinion"
"I say it depends on the on the person"
"Everyone says it depends on the person"
"Yes, HOWEVER, they have no more or less impact on violence than a childs home environment or what they consume in media."
"yes it does cause violence in youth because kids wil do antthing the see or learn because they are curious."
"Only the younger kids, like 2-7 yr olds, Im 12-15, and I play Borderlands, Cod, and all kinds of first person shooter games, and I wouldn't purposely hurt somebody unless they tried hurting me, my family, or my friends."
"I think that violent video games contribute to youth violence because many kids are playing these games and their moms and dads are letting them and if they dont then theyre finding at way to play the games. These games are making it seem that its okay to shot or kill or even fight someone. More and more kids are wanting to play these games because theyre more entertaining then these other boring games that are better for them"
"Better for them is debatable. I agree with your sentiment, your wording could be better. The argument shouldn't be if they cause violence, the conversation needs to be, "Why are parents allowing their children to play games not rated for their age?"."
"I think it depends on the person and how they're raised. Also depends on the parents and what games they allow their child to play. Signs of violence other than playing the game, the child should't be allowed to play."
"Plus violent video games help me relieve stress.ps. Im 12 years old"
"The games that do support violence or have violence in them usually arent that bad unless they are rated M but even then youre not allowed to buy them until youre of age."
"actually you can but your parents have to be with you for via purchase"
"I think that violent video games do contribute to youth violence. Violent videos may cause some children the act out this violent behaviors with there friends. Another reason is because in most violent video games the players are being rewarded for the violent act and this may cause children to think the behavior is okay."
"I think that video game violence is a debate spread nationwide that's turned many heads. It should be reduced to a minimum, because it causes kids to be violent. Most kids or teenagers who play violent video games might not do aggressive behaviors, but they do show or talk about aggressive/violent topics on a daily basis. If it ever came down to being violent or aggressive, almost everybody who plays violent video games will join in."
"Yeah! I think violent violent video games had contributed to youth violence because everything starts off from what you see whether if its through television, smart phone, or even on social media. Whatever appears to the youth, it up the chances of them doing it depending on what their viewing. If the youth is watching violent movies/violent tv shows or if their playing violent video games, it'll increase the chances of them becoming more aggressive."
"So don't let them read Shakespeare or play sports? Those are pretty violent."
"yes they do because kids start to become really aggressive when it. My brother is the only child in my house hold that was raised on video games and he is very aggressive and alway ready to hit people or say something smart back."
"I feel like violent video games somewhat contribute to youth violence. I don't feel like they have to do with one's behavior but its plays a role. Violent video games aren't so bad, I've played them myself and enjoy myself but because of the violence I don't have interest in hurting someone. When I see my little cousins play violent video games the outcome is like any other 6 year old. Pretending to have guns and "kill or shoot" each other. I think what feeds such violence,if it were to burst out of a child, is lack of communication with the child. Letting them what's real and what's pretend. One thinks that its just a child playing pretend but we don't really know what the child thinks, so I believe that violent videos do contribute to youth violence"
"playing violent games will make kid act violent,bully and fightings because many people learn things by observing others espicialy kids,kids believe what they see, if they see someone kills for money they are gone wanna do it."
"Violent video games causes stress in lots of people"
"It really depends on the person, some people use violent video games to relieve stress,"
"Improves hand-eye coordination for teens and children"
"It depends on what type of family you have. If they were bad parents, they would let you play violent video games."
"Young kids should not be able to play these violent games because they can become violent, they'll want to re act what the video game is doing and mock the language. There should be more education games or games that mock how to deal with life."
"Those "life" games exist and are boring. We play games so we can escape from real life. Also, children ARE prohibited from playing violent games. That's why we have the ESRB ratings on all games in the US. I would recommend you research the issue more in depth. maybe play some games?"
"I am pro violent videos games contributing to youth violence. The reason why is because a one of the examples that the pro side gave on playing violent video games was that it desensitize people to real world violent acts and mostly all of the murders who have carried out mass shootings played violent video games. It scares me that a one of the influences that leads to these violent acts is a simple video game. Especially if young kids are exposed and playing this video game then they think that it's okay or normal for this to happen and they have no feeling towards it because they have become to comfortable with playing out the acts through a video game at such a young age. And then as they get older they are more likely to carry out those violent acts because they maybe feel like they can."
"people keep saying that its the parents job to keep a child from playing them if they think their child is to immature but there are parents out there who could not care less if their children play violent video games."
"Do violent video games contributed to youth violence? Do you play video games? Well if you do, I'm here to tell you why I think that violent video games contribute to youth violence. The first reason is because playing violent video games can cause more bullying. 60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls hit or beat up someone. The second reason is because of the encouragement and reward of violent behavior. An analysis of 81 video games rated for teens ages 13+ found that 90% were killed or injured by other characters. The third reason is that the military uses violent video games to train soldiers to kill. In 2002, The US army released first person shooter game called "Americas Army" to recruit soldiers and prepare recruits for the battlefield. In conclusion, I think that violent video games contributed to youth violence. What do you think?"
"Simulating violence such as shooting guns and hand-to-hand combat in video games can cause real-life violent behavior. In the article it state that " Video games often require players to simulate violent actions, such as stabbing, shooting, or dismembering someone with an ax, sword, chainsaw, or other weapons other reason is that "Two teenagers in Tennessee who shot at passing cars and killed one driver told police they got the idea from playing Grand Theft Auto" As a result of this violent videos games Simulating violence such as shooting guns and hand-to-hand combat in video games can cause real-life violent behavior. Violent video games desensitize players to real-life violence.in the article it state that " The study found that just 20 minutes of playing a violent video game "can cause people to become less physiologically aroused by real violence" People desensitized to violence are more likely to commit a violent act. other reason is that By age 18, American children will have seen 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence depicted in violent video games,movies, and television.As a result of this Violent video games desensitize players to real-life violence."
"Violent video games should be banned because they could cause real life situations such as violence or inappropriate behavior."
"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."
"this could count as pro and con"
"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."
"I am completely against video game violence. It is a severely negative outlet for people to express their anger. People shouldn't be exposed to that much violence. The way people romanticize video games is disgusting and is one of the leading issues in society."
"I think video games are bad for kids.One reason is that some people have caused real-life tragedies.For example, a gamer made a school shooting."
"I am kind of a big gamer I do my own youtube channel, but I have seen kids/adults on the game and they can be really mean towards one another, but then u have those kids who r serious about the game, who have dreams about being in the military just from playing games. I think it can be a good way for kids that get bullied to play online and socialize with other people. some people cant go out side they get bullied so bad and so I think video games help out a lot of people and I don't think they really affect people in a bad way. have fun and subscribe to my channel please"
"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."
"It depends on parenting and how the person was raised. One is not born automatically knowing right from wrong. Who knows? Maybe games can change how a person acts. Addiction from games doesn't just effect physical health but mental heath as well."
"In my opinion i think that violent video games do contribute to your youth violence.One reason is because violent video games can cause aggression i guess.For example, some that had played violent video games were most likely to bully or cyber bully other people.This proves that violent video games can contribute with youth violence because violent video games can cause some people to have bad aggression.In conclusion violent video games can be bad leading them to bad examples."
"actually, its not the people who play violent video games that become violent, its that violent people are prone to play violent video games, and so is 1/2 of society!"
"Violent video games contribute to youth violence.they have bad influences for people. people wont learn as much"
"video games are bad because they get you agressive and all the violence in it can make you lose your mind"
"I think video games cause violence and is blamed for school shooting, bulling, and engage in drugs. violent video games can also take apart friends and family also can make you lazy and may also take away school work time and homework even aggressiveness."
"I think that the video games support no good into children's lives of or that it could effect the life choices of a child. Also, kids in 4 or 6 year old children could make the person/child a bad human to probably society if he was a outlaw or a criminal to be arrested for school shootings.For example, it could also causes teasing , bullying, and also maybe being part of a gang. These social paragraphs point to all of that video games cause aggression."
"Well yeah a 4-6 year old shouldn't be playing an M or T rated game."
"we are looking at a screen the whole time and it messes up our vision"
"Video games could be bad for you.One reason why video games are bad for you is because it makes you be agressive.For example in the article "Cons and Pros" it states that it may make them prone to agressive thoughts,attitudes, and actions.This proves that they make you be agressive or have bad thoughts.I think video games are bad."
"Games are bad because it can cause violent.one reason is that games can damage a lot of thing on your body. For example, "Games can heart your eye contact and can heart your academics."this prove that games can hurt your body.So games can damage your bady and can damage.Games can sometime be helpful.One reason is that video games can help in the miltery.For example,"Video games help the miltery to help on their lesson."This proves that video gamews can be helpful on bsomething.Games can help on thing that can proctect us."
"It is true that violent video games may turn kids into living hell-spawns, and that there is a chance that they'll have trouble differentiating reality and fantasy. IT's also the parents that have a responsibility to watch what their kids are playing. I completely agree with this article, and I hope that kids will be more careful with their game choices in the future."
"Yes kids at my school can be very violent and this my be a cause"
"they may have actually had something really bad happen to their family, or, one of their parents may treat them badly, these events can cause somebody to become a bully"
"Violent video games don't release stress only anger"
"Have you ever played a violent video game when you were mad?"
"i have played violent video games all my life and i have not been efected so these reserchers say its bad its really not cause if you look thruogh most of the comments you would see most are not afected"
"I played violent video games growing up, I also saw combat overseas and the video games did not make me more violent nor did they give me some kind of advantage in being more violent. I have not robbed a bank or murdered anyone because I am free of mental illness, those that do those kind of things did them because of mental illness and not because of the video game. they were pre-disposed to violent/aggressive behavior through genetics or are a product of their environment (home/street life) 99.9% of people can differentiate fantasy/real life and that .1% that cannot would have done something stupid eventually, video games or not!"
"Stolen valor is a crime. but in other words everything you said was wrong."
"People tell me that I am very nice. And I play video games. Now am I bad?!?"
"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"
"How are these pro's?"
"I think videogames are bad because they can lead to bullying and fighting. One reason 60% of middle school boy and 40% of middle school girls that play m rated game either hit someone or beat someone up. For example "60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls who played m rated games or beat someone up." This proves that kid get to engages in violent video games in it make theme have agresiv thots in school. Video games are bad because they caes bullying and fighting."
"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"
"But it's a game none of that is real, in assasins creed lives are being ruined the people don't have lives their collections of pixels doing what the code tells them, bioshock is a game set in a dystopian city where those horribly disfigured(you used the wrong there by the way it should be thier not there) are trying to kill you to get a genetic drug( but I would assume you haven't actually played into so you wouldn't know) borderlands is a comedic game in real life that wouldn't happen and people realize that. Deus Ex's world gives you a good reason to creatively kill, but again you wouldn't know becuas you're grasping at straws."
"i think video games can be lots of damage to the human brain since there is man that played violent video games and he has done a mass shooting in a school."
"I think video games are violent . One reason is video game are violent because you kill people. The autor state that "video games make you violent and make you kill people." This proves that people yes kill people are them. In conclusion video game are bad for people. I think video games is bad for kid. One reason is the video game bad because they play violent games.For exmple the author state that " Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence" . This proves that games make to shooting in school. In conclusion video game are bad."
"OH REALLY? Fifa street 3 is bad for people, Lego Harry Potter is bad for people, Q-BERT IS BAD FOR PEOPLE? THATS, what you're saying, that ALL video games are bad, AND, It actually depends on wether the person was already violent"
"I'm against video games. One reason why i'm against video games is because parents think that video games are bad for children I agree with them. For example in the article "Pros And Cons" the author states that 90% of pediatricians and 67 % of parents agree or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children. This shows that violent video games can be bad for children. Another reason why i'm against video games is because a lot of teens who play violent video games have hit or beat up someone. For example in the article "Cons and Pros" the author states that 60% of boys and 40% of girls who played at least one m-rated game has hit or beat up someone,compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play rated-m games. This proves that video games can affect the real life world. This is why i'm against video games"
"So in conclusionEverything can makeXtra ViolencePossiblyEvenNothing can stop It from happeningSo why worry?"
"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."
"That is why there is a rating system in place. Your view of children is so skewed it does not make any sense that a young child (who should not be playing the game in the first place) would hurt people because of what they did in video games."
"I say pro because I don't think violate video games causes kids to do violate thinks like kill people."
"this has no meaning you guys are wasting your time!"
"It depends on how the person acts after playing the game"
"Yes because, you ever see little kids (age 5-7) play fighting and saying things game characters would say or do? I think that causes kids to get hurt because one kid might hit harder than the other, etc"
"But are you not suppose to teach your kid that "sticks and stones may break our bones but words will never hurt me"?"
"Kids play fight, it happens regardless. also hitting hard is based on strength"
"Sorry this is incorrect you child is not gonna suplex you because he saw it in a video game hes going to body slam you because he thinks you deserve one"
"I'm against video games. One reason why i'm against video games is because parents think that video games are bad for children I agree with them. For example in the article "Pros And Cons" the author states that 90% of pediatricians and 67 % of parents agree or strongly agreed that violent video games can increase aggressive behavior among children. This shows that violent video games can be bad for children. Another reason why i'm against video games is because a lot of teens who play violent video games have hit or beat up someone. For example in the article "Cons and Pros" the author states that 60% of boys and 40% of girls who played at least one m-rated game has hit or beat up someone,compared with 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play rated-m games. This proves that video games can affect the real life world. This is why i'm against video games."
"it may be bad but they are also fun for kids"
"I haven't researched the subject, but before my cousin let me play his Call of Duty game, I was deathly afraid of guns. After spending a few months with only those video games as entertainment, when I saw a gun on TV, I was more intrigued than scared."
"I have researched various studies on this topic, and my own personal analysis has come to the conclusion that video games do not simply "cause" violence; video games merely desensitize cognitive areas of the brain (esp. the amygdala) to violence, and therefore may lead a child/teen/adult to proceed with choices that have a less sympathetic viewpoint towards individuals who may be affected. I could argue that video games INDIRECTLY cause violent behavior. Video games desensitize us; that is essentially a fact. Do they cause violence: that's hard to prove. The trick, here, is to ask the right question."
"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."
"It also depends, if there are deeper psychological issues. Some people will take a shooting and claim it was video games that made people violent. Well, Seung Hui Cho was a shooter, and guess what, he NEVER played any violent video games whatsoever. Those violent tendencies come from deeper stemmed issues, such as bullying, or neglect, abuse (remember, the cycles of abuse often repeat) and things that are going on in the mind. It is not the video game companies responsiblity to babysit the kids, and teach them right from wrong. It is the PARENTS job to do that. Most parents are pretty stupid, because they leave their kids unsupervised, and are almost afraid of being a parent. I wish birth control existed for them, and they learned how to use it. Anywho, the fact of the matter is that violence comes from within a person. Lost of people play violent video games, and they turn out sane. It's nothing more than media hype. That's all it is in a nutshell. People were violent long before video games were around, and they will still be violent regardless, so stop blaming the game companies. If a person has those issues, try finding out why, and solve them, rather than blame companies, for the stupidity of parents. Have a great day."
"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..."
"They all ready have that is why there is rating system in place so that young children do not play violent games at an impressionable age."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"what if I told you bullying has been around way before videogames and it was a lot worse? what you forgot people who were killed just for wearing the wrong colors or being a certain skin color and those things still happen. I do not think gang members or hate groups have time to play games at all. grand theft auto has nothing to do with a child's self control. it has a lot to do with the parents not doing what they are suppose to do when the kid is young"
"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"
"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."
"16. One pro is it can educate you on a certain level"
"i'm michael and i APPROVE of this statment (i'm a different michael)"
"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."
"It dos because they will think it's a fantasy world and do the acts in the video games."
"according to news.health.com , violent games do contribute in making children more violent. In a study in 2014 it does make people more aggressive. In the Sandy Hooke incident the suspect in the scene was addicted to violent games."
"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"
"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."
"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"
"Mw2 is the greatest game of all time so therefore mature rated games are great"
"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!"
"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."
"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!"
"its fun to play violent video games but it makes you crazy"
"i think it is bad for kids to play"
"Well then don't let your kid, assuming you have one, play any of these games. Simple as that."
"I honestly think that violent video games blur the lines between fiction and reality. This making youth think that violence is okay!"
"that is a good job you guys gave me a lot of info"
"I think it is contributed to youth violence because it encourages them to think that those violent things aren't bad and they get used to things like that which influences them to do things like that. Also must people after playing the game they start fighting with there relatives or like play around while still being violent."
"That is everyday life not just with violent video games..."
"They can help develop hand-eye coordination early in their life."
"what do you mean about that"
"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"
"Which friend because i know its not me"
"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."
"I think it depends on how the kid reacts to the game"
"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."
"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."
"whats the point when they already going to see killing and death when they get older"
"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."
"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*"
"I'm for pro because a long while ago a kid had actually killed his own mother because he played so much video games he thought that he could get mad at her and kill her and she would re-spawn so he could do it again."
"violent video games can teach kids bad stuff"
"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"
"You sound like a cult leader or a dictator who is crazy ignorant and likes to force there beliefs on to people who will never be affected by the thing that you are trying to prevent. Also, you are only using a few cases that MAY have had influence of video games involved."
"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."
"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."
"it makes kids more used to violence and they think that makes it OK."
"GTA made a kid kill his mom. Video games are bad. Go outside and plant a tree"
"That was me I dont like trees"
"Kid you know trees create oxygen without trees WE DIE!!!!"
"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."
"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."
"Um.... You do realize that half the time those "experts" are payed off, biased, or both, right?"
"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."
"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"
"I think it does to"
"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."
"1. A pro is they can have educational affect on video games"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"See I don't care what people thinks of me if some one tries to hit me I will have self diffence"
"Here's what I think children who see's a lot of violence as an effective way of settling conflicts"
"I think violent video games teach kids how to be killers!"
"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."
"no way im not violent now am I"
"They teach us but it is up to us to know how to control ourselves"
"i agree there should not be any more of these games"
"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"
"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."
"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."
"-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."
"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."
"i say video games do make kids more violent because it makes kids feel like killing or fighting is a good thing. It also shows that the more death there is in the video game the more the kids want to kill."
"Wrong, kids know what is right and what is wrong. If they do not, then the parents are to blame. We have a thing called an ego, superego, and an id. Well we do use a lot of these, and think of which one would benefit the society..."
"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."
"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."
"Great comment Yuna. Thank you for your contribution to the debate in class!"
"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."
"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 ."
"Actually it stimulates the brain"
"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."
"look at sandy hook, the suspect played violent video games"
"Adam Lanza, the Sandy Hook shooter, played Dance Dance Revolution. Dance Dance Revolution is where you dance, not kill people!!!"
"thats ignorant. the man who killed the children had a mental disability its not because of the games he played"
"Yes they do!!! My brother used to played video games and he got do mad one time and I got slapped!!!"
"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."
"Yes you are right"
"Two teenagers from Tennessee started shooting passing cars and shot one driver in the head. When they got caught they said they were mimicking grand theft auto"
"It lays in the hands of moms and dad to help kids know that voilents is in the game and not in life."
"If you say video games with violence is bad then super hero games are bad too."
"Yes they are. Just look at Injustice: Gods Among Us, that has blood in it"
"superhero games are not even violent"
"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."
"But they are kids do they don't really know any better."
"True enough...but that's not a good reason. Try to find a better defense for video games.I personally really do believe that video games don't cause violence, but we can't win this fight with answers like that.But you're right about that it may be part of who the person is."
"just because a child playes games like gta doesn't mean he or she will pull a rpg out of there pants"
"I like playing violent video games and im not violent! Whos with me"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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!!!!"
"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."
"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."
"No cause if so every body would have been killing each other but we are not."
"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."
"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."
"Or they can learn how to reload a gun and aim. Studies show that video games improved children's aim at the head and could make the child more aggressive. Violent video games are especially bad if the player doesn't have a fully developed brain."
"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....."
""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"
"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."
"As a 15 year old video game enthusiast I can personally say that it depends on the person. I do not own any M rated games but I have played them. I honestly believe it depends on the age of the kid, their maturity, and their previous experience with violence. However, 8 and 9 year old kids should not be playing M rated games. I dont care how mature they are. Their perception of reality can be quite different than a teenager and they are easily influenced. But it is the parent more than anything. It doesnt matter how many violent video games you play, if you have good parents that raise you well, you have nothing to worry about. And small children play violent video games because their parents let them. Parents need to do the research before blindly buying their 8 year old son a game. Its not fair to blame video games when its the parents fault for letting them buy it in the first place."
"Simply put it this way...Don't give a violent videogame to a person who can't handle violence. -_-"
"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!"
"mmmmhmmmm. you have a point"
"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!"
"yes cod is violent but its fun"
"yes, but Tetris is not violent"
"everybody has violence inside them video games just bring it out"
"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."
"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."
"i am not able to game but i know that video games that are violent could allow little kids know how to kill people"
"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."
"Because it's our choices to go and do these violent crimes, no game tells us to go outside and take a life. We as people decide what to do with our lives, it's not the video games. Kids play video games such as GTA and I've not heard of one who has played the game and ran up to a random car, punched the driver, and drove of with it. And if he did, it'd be his choice to do those things not Rock Star's."
"People say the video games are inducing violence which is partly true but the real thing is if you know the game is not real you know its just a game and not something that you could get away in real life. Most people who are under 40 and most critics are non-games-playing over-40s. But parents and other people who have children say that 'these video games are rage inducing and making violent and makes it seem fun' but thats not true at all, for on all it is, is virtual reality so its not real so all of the violents thats in the game that the kid is playing is all fake and there is really people that do things that they see in a video game but a little bit over 86% play game and do not use the game for a source of violents."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"Violent video games help communitie"
"People who have anger issues, myself included, actually use violent video games as means of therapy. I used to have a sever anger issue, I even threw a desk at someone head at school! you now why I'm so much calmer? Violent video games allows a safe outlet for aggression but only if you are old enough at least wait till they are aware that video game lives are not the same as real life. let them play video games like skylanders it lets them know that they are the ones in control without committing imitable violence. let them see that these things can only happen in a video game."
"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"
"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?"
"Good comment Naif. Thank you for contributing to the debate in class!"
"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."
"I dont think that violent video games contribute to teen violence"
"I have been playing violent games since I could hold a controller (Mostly M-Rated) and not once have I committed an act of violence against anyone, nor has anyone else I know that plays similar games. But I do have very good hand-eye coordination, logic skills, and surprisingly high moral standards. Anyone who says video games makes people violent are just trying to cast the blame onto something. People who do heinous, violent crimes are just wrong in the head, but people are trying to make a connection to something."
"you are totally right people that commit crimes are wrong in the head and just need something to blame it on."
"If Violent video games led to teens being more violent then so would movies that have violence in them yet no one is ragging on movies. Its pretty common sense if you look at the data. No teen is going to go out and take a cop car and run random people over because they have played GTA."
"They do not, they give children IMAGINATION."
"it is imagitation!!!"
"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"
"It is competition not the violence that makes children violent."
"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."
"violent video games decrease aggressive behavior because people can deal their anger by playing violet video games."
"Thank you Ahmed for your comment and participation in the class debate!"
"Games are the only place that they could do violence. Taking it out to the real world is their choice."
"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"
"The inability of others to view gaming as an outlet instead of a catalyst will find it inconceivable that those that play violent video games can also be bullied. Being an avid gamer myself, I have been bullied since a young age and I never fought back. I am currently 18, still playing VVG's on a regular basis, and I have the highest customer satisfaction out of anyone in my store. So for anyone to say that anyone of any age who plays violent video games is a recluse or has hard times in social situations is absolutely absurd. I would say I've played games since i was just a few years old, yes not all of them were violent, but ever since elementary school (when the bullying obviously began) I played games where I killed 100's of enemies on a daily basis. And throughout all of this I never started fights with my bullies, I never fought back. Video games were and still are my outlet. The belief that video games are the cause of violence in teens is absurd and I hope that soon enough this absurd belief is given a controller to let their own frustrations out."
"And violent video games can encourage kindness so they are teach them to be good and actions can be kind"
"I believe that violent people are attracted to violent video games and that the violence in video games can help vent anger and frustration caused by other problems in life."
"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"
"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."
"thanks for the support bro"
"I play mass effect but one not violent only in the game"
"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."
"violent video games just make people waist their violence on the video game. it is a great way to let out your anger."
"i think that video games are a great stress reliever"
"it all depends on life i play violent video games but i do think they are violent"
"violent video games are not real"
"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."
"Violence is when you are actually hurting someone or something. Video games are on a screen and they are not real. They are also not hurting anyone therefore doing no harm."
"It's called cyber bullying!"
"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."
"it helps take your anger out"
"it would never make u violent"
"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"
"Violent video games allow players to release stress and anger. it will not make them violent."
"Doesn't release stress if you think so you must think that saying that it will help stress you mean it will give you cancer for example. the types of cancer you can get is leg canceror Heart cancer.."
"just a two words Rating System that is all"
"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."
"violent video games do not contribute with youth violent because when i was little i played violent games like call of duty and GTA. also now i not violent."
"All the games I own are rated M for mature (except Destiny) but I'm perfectly fine the way I am. I don't feeling buying a $1M Bugatti and running over random civilians for the hell of it 'nor join the army just to kill people. I know reality isn't a game and the people around me aren't virtual AI that will respawn after death. They stay dead and don't come back."
"I do not think that violent video games contribute to youth violence. They can only destroy you if you let them. For some people these games can be a way to relieve stress. I think that youth violence has mostly to do with parenting."
"Games do not cause violence. The player should take responsibility for their actions instead of blaming it on a game. Video games are for relieving stress and anger. Science has proven that most people play video games to relieve stress. Some people have inside problems that lead them to violence. Games should not be blamed for violence of the players."
"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."
"No they do not. People who are unstable they should not play violent games/"
"I don't think violent video games contribute to youth violence. Think back to every time there was an effort to criminalize violent video games, every time there was little to no evidence that proved violent video games were the cause of youth violence. Also, as time goes on the juvenile crime rate goes down and the sale of video games goes up. My baby sister is five years old, she plays Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare with me all the time and she knows better than to try any of that in real life. Another thing is that videogames are not the only violent media out there, there are also movies, books, tv shows but video games seem to be the most targeted. Grand Theft Auto IV sparked controversy due to its violence but compared to Rambo, GTA IV is like a child's toy. To be honest, this entire argument against violent video games seems like it is just a way for all of you to cover up your own screw ups."
"I would like everyone who thinks that violent video games to step back and look at the fact that Rock & Roll was viewed in much the same way when bands such as Nirvana, Guns and Roses, Def Leppard, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Aerosmith, ZZ Top, Dokken, Warrent, and so many others were judged in the same way in the 70's and 80's. Besides, violent crime rates have gone down significantly, and even though the number of children being bullied has gone up, it could be because so many people keep saying "If you're being bullied, don't keep silent. Speak up." We started to tell children this just before bullying rates went up, so video games and other violent media probably have nothing to do with that, instead, it's adults encouraging children to ask for help when they need it. Thank you, that is all I had to say. Good day to you all. (?(?)?)?"
"In my opinion I do not believe that violent games and the themes they have are what cause someone to become violent or have bad behavior. Video games do not cause a violent person. Does a gun kill people? No, people kill people. People become violent all on their own. There may be different aspects and situations that have made them violent, such as a bad past or violence in their own life and possibly because they are violent due to their own life, mind, and experiences. Video games themselves do not create violent people even if there is a violent theme to the game. Yes, I do believe that people get violent ideas from video game. If a person seems to be becoming violent then a parent/ guardian needs to monitor the violence they see around them. People react to their environment and if they are around a violent situation then their thoughts and actions may become violent. As long as a child or teenager knows the difference between real and fake, games and real life; there shouldn’t be a problem with violence concerning that child or teenager. The more time they spend playing these types of games the more they will have bad thoughts. Therefore you need to monitor their time playing and explain what is right and wrong."
"they do not encourage youth violence they choose to make there own action it also can be from watching vioent movies like friday the 13 and chucky"
"There is this youtuber by the name of jse(Jacksepticeye)he plays super violent games. But I can assure you he would never commit a crime like that in his life."
"you guys are acting like a fox in a fit. just because someone said he or she killed another person because of a video game does not mean to believe them, remember they killed another human, or a mother that said video games are changing my son/daughter attitude with me. They are growing up its part of life that children disrespect there parents (as many people know very well) children use video games as stress reduction, but other parents made up this crazy stuff on how there child try ho harm their parent. I say show them not to hit you just like you did when they were little, but more fierce and demand respect. just stop blaming the video games they did nothing wrong to you #blamethekillersnotthegames."
"No violent video games do not contribute to youth violence. People commit crimes by choice. They make those choices for themselves. Or sometimes they do it out of hate for someone, like if that person has been bullied all their life they want to get rid of the problem but they choose the wrong way to do it. Video games don`t do this. people do this"
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"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"
"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."
"To answer your question Do Violent Video Games Contribute to Youth Violence? No they do not. Video games are a way to relieve stress and anger in your daily lives. Video games are just a tool used and blamed for inspiring youth violence when in reality the child is the one that CHOSE to commit the violent crime or action it was not the game that forced the child to commit the crime or action. Also, the child could have been being bullied or having other bad things done to them and they snap and they commit the crime or action."
"Violent video games don't contribute to youth violence because if this was true if I played a NFL Game I would become a Professional NFL Player which isn't true"
"Violent video games does not contribute to youth violence these days I've research a lot about the accidents that happened and blamed it on Violent video games they still have no evidence that it was because of that, I mean there are kids that play violent video games all over the world I have a lot of friends that play violent video games and i didn't see them reflect to it and be violent you can't blame the games for the violence some kids do violence because they are getting bullied or what's so ever is happening in their lives and every game has a rating on it so if it was a violent game it would be M rated mature and kids can't buy that they need an ID so it's up to the parents to buy or not so my answer is that it doesn't cause youth violence these days there are no evidence that they do. And one more thing if I'm reading a violent book does it make me contribute to violence? no it doesn't its almost the same thing"
"Violent video games do not contribute to youth violence. They allow kids to get anger out. This causes the youth crime rates to go down. When things like school shootings happen and the person says they played violent video games its not because of the game itself. They were most likely mentally unstable or they got bullied in school."
"Initially I say no because I see it as a way to let off the stress of your day. But really, it all depends on how the player interprets the game and reality."
"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."
"I honestly think people should stop complaining about violent video games being bad and try them. Its addicting to play, it helps blow off steam,and it should stop being blamed. why dosn't TV get blamed?"
"I agree with you why aren't televisions to blame."
"Violent video games especially can bring people together because it is able to let your friend or family member play with you and/or watch to have a good time."
"I agree with the con side here I play a lot of video games myself most are violent but I feel that it is a great outlet for anger or stress."
"I'ts all in the parenting. Teach your child right and wrong, fantasy from reality, real from fake. You know what your child can and can't handle. There is a certain age where you show your child different things. We blame the kids, but the parents are at fault here. If your child is mental, again you know what your child can and, can't handle."
"Adults think that anything that has to do with violence is bad, but they don't understand that playing violent video games is a way of relieving stress. They have to understand that."
"I think video games like Call of Duty, Halo and etc are good stress relievers because it gives kids and teens a outlet to get rid of their anger."
"Video games are the best"
"At destroying your ability to be social."
"I think that kid should know better and they wont do bad stuff. Kids should have vilent video games."
"I'll be honest here - it's been proven that violent video games have no effect on youth. It's the adults you need to worry about - there was an instance where an adult tracked down a kid who had beat him in a game and then stabbed him.There is no proof that violent video games contribute to real life violence or any negative effects at all. In a study following the lives of 19,000 kids for 10 years, video games had no negative effects on the kids.That said, there has been proven evidence of games providing positive effects. For example, a study showed that action gamers are better learners. They excel at predicting the sequence of upcoming events and become better learners by playing fast paced games. Action gamers are also better at tracking moving objects; the average gamer can track 6-7 objects while the average person can track 3-4 moving objects accurately. There was also an instance when a 10-year old kid saved his great grandmother's life in a speeding vehicle when she fell unconscious. He grabbed the wheel, and guided the car into a mud filled ditch. Hailed as a hero, he credited his skills to playing Mario Kart."
"I say yes, no one should be hurt because of people saying wrong words or even not letting the other person to win. I think violent video games are an escape from reality to vent your frustration and hostility out on other people online without physical contact. People who say it does commit violence, then i pity you. How will you say that someone shot up a school just because of video games? Well its bullying, and video games cause bullying. Have you ever researched the bullying social issue? probably not because most studies say that they are either being treated wrong at home, have a mental issue, other kids who influence them, or just have a really bad experience and don't know how to actually communicate properly with other people. Its just like the other person said... Oh he was wearing a red sweater while he shot up a school. Lets ban red sweaters because they mean so and so..."
"I say shooting games are an iffy game as long as the players know that the things that are in the game, you should never do in reality. as long as parents separate reality and virtual then maybe an playing here and there is ok. and tell them about real life violence is nothing like shooting someone in a game and the punisments about it. as long as it is a healthy habit that kids understand. this i say NO only kids who can tell between real life and game world should not be playing. like GTA 5 tell them you can't get away with crimes and just run."
"i am a Heavy player of video games, and not once have i Ever thought about picking up a gun and shooting someone. If anything, my personal life at school and at home is more stress inducing then any game i have ever played. The stress from the real world could have lead me to doing some things i would have regretted later, but you know what? instead of shooting up a school i let my anger out with games. I have played video games for as i can remember, and even back then i could tell the difference between real and fantasy, and i still can. If people say video games make people violent, we may as well say that your pet will become violent from being in the room while you play video games."
"they do not"
"I agree with collin and chris"
"it's the person that causes violence, not the game"
"I agree with the subtext, about older generations rejecting technologies they hate it but video game violence is real life my brother is a different person now from seeing violence."
"People make their own decisions"
"No no no! Many people violent video games and are lest stressed then people that play less violent video games!"
"I know many poeple that play nonviolent video game that get alot more mad at simple games."
"If anything video games relive stress. Also the people that say video games do cause "stress" or "aggression" I highly doubt have ever gotten into a video."
"ok all video game can be good if you play them right"
"i say no i play many shooter games and they don't promote unjustified killing but the only game that i might think promotes this is gta v but it is rare to hear someone say i killed this guy because i saw it in a video game,"
"The way I look at it, people who were "lead to violence by video games" actually already had desires to do violent acts, and their violent video games were just their attempt to satisfy themselves. Afterward, when they are not satisfied and still desire to do crime, they go ahead. We shouldn't look at percentage of video games from violent crime committers players, but percentage of violent crimes from video game players"
"I'm in the range from 12-15 year olds, ad i'm known by my peers as a very nice and non-violent person. I love violent video games. I spend time play Cod, Borderlands, Halo, Etc. I think It depends on the person, And how they're raised."
"I'm exactly the same way, I love cod, Borderlands, saints row, and games like that, but i wouldn't hurt anybody unless they hurt me or my friends/family. And definitely, it all depends on the parenting and what type of person they are."
"I think that violent video games do not effect a child's train of thought. At least not for me and i'm a kid my self, I play violent video games almost everyday , an i've been playing "GTA" since "vice city" the first "Grand theft auto" ever made. you could call me a hard gamer I love video games. But you don't see me "High jacking" car to car. yes it is violent but that's only if you make the game violent you can drive just like a normal car. the violent's is what YOU do by your self. its all just inside your head, the game isen't violent but its self its only as violent as "YOU" make the game."
"video games are good"
"video games are cool :)"
"A lot of kids in my school like to play video games like Call of Duty which are usually rated as very violent, but they only like to play it because it's a fun way to waste some time. They don't actually inflict damage to any other kids based on what they see in the game.It really only depends on how the person thinks. Kids know what the difference is between Fantasy v. Reality. In real life, you can't survive like 5 bullets and then wait for a while and you'll recover with full health. That's not how the real world works, and kids know that."
"I feel like voilent video games was meant for adult in the first place. Most voilent video games are rated M for mature or 17 and above. It's not the developer fault but the person who buys it itself, in this case, the parents, or the guidance. So, ni all voilent video games doesnt contribute to the youth voilence. It is their (the player) responsibility to know the warning before buying this game, as well as the consequences of playing this type of games."
"violent video games do not affect youth and their mommys"
"Why would this happen it never does and never will"
"video games are just fun its just an they that they like to blame that for school shootings"
"No, it only happens to people who are already violent"
"Depending on what game it is I really don't think it causes violence because it makes you take out your violence"
"I vote No because its the individual child and how they mentally communicate with society. It's not the product that makes the kid violent, it's the kid themselves. If they choose to be violent then that is in their makeup. People could of said the 3 stooges was violent the way they hit each other and nothing was said about them."
"Sorry, but whenever the argument of 'They see that violence is an acceptable answer to violence through the video games they play' It makes me think 'Monkey see, Monkey do.' Seriously though, its like they're not seeing the kids as kids who can think but as moneys or something."
"Who ever says yes knows nothing of good games"
"I believe that there is a big difference between watching someone play a game, and actually playing the game. When you are playing a violent shooter, you feel like the people u are shooting are a generated obstacle to overcome. So parents, actually try playing the game to know what your child is experiencing, instead of thinking that the game is all about killing people. The experience is actually quite entertaining."
"because they are awesome"
"The fact is that games will always carry this negative stigma of being violent much like people view Muslims as terrorists. Neither of these are even close to being true but the media portrays both issues in a way to scare the viewer by framing the information in a specific way. Its sad because some of my fondest memories happen to be video games. late nights playing Banjo and Kazooie and having Mortal Kombat tournaments with my family were my entire childhood. I can tell you about the time I went to Disney land but video games have brought me far closer to my family and friends than Disney."
"I believe videogames do not contribute to youth violence because the youth is the one who chooses to be violent, not the videogames."
"You only become violent if your mentally unstable."
"I think that it's clear that video games don't promote violence. How many times have people been arrested for violence, then admitted to playing Call of Duty too much? Have gamers everywhere fallen into a murderous rage?"
"Everyone who thinks video games cause violence pretty dumb maybe for the few people who have no chill and probably anger issues and they would probably kill anyway when the got beat at something irl .also if a parent does not tell off ther child for swearing and getting angry it is probably the parents fault unless they have a mental illness also some kids have just never been taught to be polite that is not anger issues also I hate the people who blame video games for killing people they just wanted a platform to defend themselfs"
"I played halo every Friday and I also play PLAZMABURST 2, an incredibly violent game, but am I a psycho murderer who shoots people in the face?No."
"games may make people violent, but they can`t if you know right from wrong"
"I say no because these games are created so that kids don't do those violet things or crimes in general in real life, I mean why would you risk getting killed or spend years in jail/prison for something you did in real life that you could have done in a game and not have to have that punishment or risk of death. There's a case of a kid actually saving his sister or other family from a wild animal thanks to the skills he learned in the popular MMO World of Warcraft."
"No because when a kid feels violent, they can take out their anger on the game, and parents should set a limit on what games kids can play"
"Video game are not dangerous ok"
"I don't think it completely contributes to youth violence. Most teens nowadays play violent video games it's inevitable, but it does not mean that they are going to want to go out and go on a mass shooting spree. there are other factors that contribute to the heinous acts of crime such as columbine and century 16. Home life, school life, access to weapons, schizophrenia just to name a few. I myself find it to be more helpful to release built up anger in a fictional video game world than in real life."
"No I don't think that violent video games are the one to blame to violent crimes because not all kids who play violent video games commit violent crimes. It's even been proven that most kids who do play these violent games no the difference between virtual violence and reality as well as the consequences for preforming such acts."
"No I don't think that violent video games contribute to youth violence because when it comes to something like this there is more than just one factor that needs to be taken into consideration. Yes younger children that have committed crimes in some cases have played these violent video games but we don't know all the factors that have to be taken consideration such as the child's personal life and other problems they might be experiencing behind closed doors, so no I don't think that violent video games are the one to blame."
"I would say that yes it violent but the parent has to know which one is best for the kids. And it also have the rate of the game to tell you which one is good with kids as they grow older and know more of things than they can play call of duty or soul calibur 2 because they know from right to wrong hopefully"
"Although some video games may be violent in extreme ways not all video games contribute to youth violence. If anything kids can play violent games, watch movies with violence and not be affected because in the end the parents make a big difference in their lives as a role model. Teaching their kids right from wrong and reality."
"Honestly, I do not believe video games are the blame for youth violence. There are other factors in which causes youth violence such as family status, mental health, and the environment the youth are surrounded by. If youth are surrounded by violence, they are most likely going to commit a crime or see violence as a normal day to day thing. A child may also witness domestic violence within his family which may play a part in the child's actions. There may be instances where someone may believe they are in a videogame and result to violence but videogames cannot entirely persuade a generation of people to result to violence into the real world."
"I say "no" because although the games may be violent, violent acts are due to other reasons such as cyberbullying/bullying. Video games do not promote violent acts but promote scenarios one individual can be placed in that will give another perception of what it could be like if you were in the gamer's shoes. Crime rates have decreased, bullying decreases because people are now more focused on playing a game instead of showing their anger towards other individuals"
"I feel that video games do not contribute to violence in youth. I feel this because people who play video games are too busy playing the games than actually going out and doing aggressive things. Also like people who play violent games know the difference between being violent in the games from being violent in real life, usually because in game violence is used to further advance in the game and any consequences they receive does not reflect on them personally whereas violence in reality causes people to actually have to deal with any consequences they may receive and their violent actions could hurt them more then it would help them in any way, shape, or form."
"sure as many as 97% of kids 12-17 play violent video games but that doesn't mean there a connection between video games and the people that commit violent crimes. sure some people who commit violent crime may have played violent video games but that isn't enough to create a connection between the two. I say that video games are just a way people have fun and relax. it allows them a way to release some stress and have fun with friends."
"I don't think that watching violence or hearing about violence is a bad thing. It doesn't shape who you become, it shows you what the world is capable of doing. The government is who lets us and our kids watch these things on TV, it was that big of a deal and they didn't want kids to watch these things because they were scared of who these kids would become, they would take it off the programs. Parents are the ones who need to be able to tell their kids what is right and what is wrong. What not to do and what is ok to do. Killers don't become killers just by watching TV shows, playing video games, and hearing about it. Seeing what this would can do to you just because you're walking down the street or even in school and someone is mad and has problems and then shoots at you is how we grow and how we learn to watch everything we do and be awear of who is around us."
"I started playing GTA when I was 9 years old. I am not a psychopath. My brother on the other hand, started playing videogames that were all about guns and war. He has now joined the army. I believe videogames have an incredible impact on a person, depending on the amount of time you give for videogames and the game itself."
"No, I do not believe that violent video games cause real life violence. It depends on who the person is. If the kid is mentally unstable then they should not even own the game. But this page makes it look like all kids who play games with violence are going to become school shooters. Plus people who do shoot up schools have way more than video games effecting them. It is sad but unfortunately the media feeds off of this kind of stuff to make a quick buck."
"I love how in argument number 4 for the pros say many shooters have played violent games but they only list 5 of the 71 shooters since 1983. That is about 7% of the shooter population."
"ok this is not true the fact is not all games are bad for everybody im 15 and i played alot of bad games growing up for me it was a stress reliver it helped me deal with anger but no the news sees school shooting and then go OH VIDEIO GAMES DID THAT no its the parents not the game if the parent buys the game its there desition but then when there kid gets all bad and stuff they blame the vidio game compony umm no its the other way around you bought the game for you kid so dont blame the compony beacause your kid goes bad shit crazy"
"Kids would only do violent things if thats the type of person they are. Or if parents fail to teach them right from wrong."
"I play lots of call of duty like 6 hours a day its my life i was playing gta vice city at 4 and i have never ever hurt people of anything and yeah yeah gta prostitution murder ditching stealing but can you walk into a gun store and buy a mini gun and thousands of bullets walk outside steal a car and hid around the corner for a few minutes and be completely fin with no cops or run into the other enemy spawn and quikscope and trickshot and comeback to life when you die and do you prestige and murder lots of people like really think about video games they dont kill people kill and people rage on xbox and break stuff is that their problem or the video game so dont give violent people games when they cant handle it"
"It all comes down to the person, place, and who they live with. Some kids want more attention because they need it and their parents don't spend time with their kids that could be a reason. Another reason is that they might be abused and mistreated. Kids also might have a disorder and can't handle or they think this is real life. But you all think it is the games but really it is the kid so get a grip and stop saying it's the games. Also kid is bullied maybe and wants to stop it with a weapon or violence and not tell anyone about it! SO GET A GRIP!!!!!"
"They are making video games that help vision and mental instability"
"video games don't cause violence"
"video games are fun and a way to get rid of anger and stress ."
"Video games are because they can provide ideas and knowledge. Many people think games are harmful to children what they don't knows they can show kids about drugs and violence so when they see it they'll think i am not going to try that because this or that mite happen to me. In my experiences i Know violent video games will provide good things to children they can get new ideas for the future like new cars with a lot of upgrades or military weapons and armory. Also, when children play violent games they actually enjoy them and actually feel like there in the game. Chances of kids getting addicted or going crazy is 1 out of a 100 chances to be like that people sometimes could become like that bye thinking its real life if like some adults try to be like people in the games like robbing a bank or something. Kids are playing the games because they are just trying new things and having fun. People mite wonder why do kids get addicted or why do they like them those people are just saying those things because they probably haven't tried them before so they cant experiences them like kids do now these days. Violent video games are good for kids showing them the god and bad things in life like drugs beer and rape and sexual harassment. R"
"Video games are not bad for you they can help you in a real life emergency like GTA 5 can help you fly a airplane or use a gun for instance and maby also drive and drift in that car also it can help you if u want to be a cop when your older it can show you that police can get shoot by gangsters or like get shoot by random people your shooting and i chase the police to see when their going to do something and they end you all dead sometimes and when their hurt i end up helping them but then go for me but i dont help them alot no more also people can make a lir to kidnap you like a random event they try killing or rob you but i always have looooots of guns on me so i kill them and i leave to do something fun or missions so games are not bad for you call of duty can help you if you want to be in the military."
"Video games are not bad for you. One reason why video games aren't bad for is 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 it's the person's fault to be violent not the games. Have you ever heard that we make our own decision.I say that it depends on the person who is playing the violent video games.I think that it's clear that video games don't promote violence. Violent video games just make people waste their violence on the video game. it is a great way to let out your anger."
"Video games can be good. For example the reason why they are good because they can help you get your anger. I think video games can be good one reason that video games can be good is that 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 inexperienced 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?""
"i don't think video games cause violence it depends who uses the game"
"Video games are good .For example the reason why they are good because kids state that it helps them relax and some also say it helps them forget their problems. Video games can be good children. One reason why video games are good for children because it helps them forget their problems.Fore example in the articular off of procon.org it sates 61.9% of boys played to 'help me relax'. The evidence supports my claim because it explains how video games are good for children. In conclusion video games are good for kids that have stress."
"Video games are good because it helps you be survival . For example, video games are good because it could help you how to do many things in life . Many games could help with many things .Video games help you because in minecraft it teaches you how to build things and it helps you how to survive . People have to learn how to survive if there lost in the forest or something ."
"I read somewhere that video games increase your creativity levels, and they also improve your drawing ability a little. It is true that some kids may turn violent at these games, but there are good things to it as well. In a game like Call of Duty, it shows you what you can do in the army, and how it works. This could be helpful if you plan to join the army in the future."
"i think it does not contribute to violence because i play vide games and nothing is wrong wit me me....im just an average kid. playing violent video games is a great way to release you anger. just like boxing, its violent but it doesn't make people violent. i know some one who boxes to relieve his anger and stress and nothing is wrong with him he is not violent in fact it does the opposite because boxing could really help for when he is in a situation where some one is attacking him."
"No, because it's just entertainment."
"i think that they dont hurt children im a child myself and i dont get in trouble and i play violent games"
"I'm on the fence I but, do I have a concern that heavy video gameplay contributes to a general apathy I see in younger people."
"I play violent video games to release my anger not to get more angry."
"The guns are Quieter so when people fire real guns, they are louder and they give up on real guns."
"no video games do not cause more violent in real life it actually helps people channel their anger into something else."
"It falls upon the parent or guardian to ensure that a child who plays violent video games or watches violent media of any kind not to follow that example. Therefore we should not ban video games we should instead beater teach our children not to those things. Also the media (specifically the news) continuously pegs violent video games as the culprit. They like president Obama have become the scapegoats of today's society. It easier to blame the new guy (video game since there only 30 to 70 years old) then find the true reason and even accept the blame. We need to move forward and beater our self's from this low finger pointing point we are beater than to blame because we cant accept the truth."
"it all depends on the parents if they let there kids play m rated games then its on them but i'm thirteen and i play almost only m rated games all of my friends will vouch i am the least violent person ever and i get strait a's i probably play video games 3 hours a day or more"
"Okay, I ran out of characters for my other comment.More positive effects:Video games give you better morals - studies show that doing bad things in virtual reality makes you feel guilty, making you nicer in real life.Playing action games trains people to make better decisions faster without loss of accuracy. This allows gamers to develop a heightened sensitivity to what is going around, which leads to better multitasking, navigating, and driving.Video games work better at battling depression than counseling does. I know this myself - I was able to break out of depression with video games.I feel like there is no concrete evidence that video games contribute to real violence. Plus, they have so many positives..."
"video games relieve strees"
"No, because it depends how the person is. GTA 5 is fun!"
"No matter how much you take away that seems that can cause violence or make others do so, there will always be a tragic event.You can minimize it, but you can not prevent it.There will always be a balance between good and evil."
"People really are you just bored at this point? i mean its the parents choice if there kids can play games and if a kid kills some one with a wrench i don't think video games are the problem and if you play Mario and eat a mysterious mushroom you were getting picked off any how."
"Video-Games are violent, And cause anger and stress, such as how if you fail a level you've worked on beating for a long period of time, You get close and fail. Its stressing, But that doesn't mean video-games are bad! They are supposivly a way to relax and forget about time and just enjoy yourself. They also can be an addiction but if you control it it is much less likely for a child or an adult to commit a crime, as they say. A child should not become accustom to blood and gore but it isn't wrong for one to enjoy these types of games for the thrill and challenge."
"Playing videogames normally allows the player to chill and have some fun after school. Sure they can go outside and go do something but when its cold outside kids don't go outside and just play video games. Sure ther's some bad games with a bunch of nasty stuff but it allows us to calm down and have some fun. My parents have this rule wher i can only play one hour a day. They do it so that I don't get addicted like some people. Gaming is great ill admit that but if were playing 24/7 then it becomes a problem."
"No. Its the immaturity. Children shouldn't be allowed to play rated M games because its clearly reads +18. If people stuck to their ratings maybe kids wouldn't be so violent. My little brother used to play Halo all the time until I got rid of my Xbox and now he isn't as bratty and violent as he used to be. Children should stick to their E and E+10."
"for all the people who say people commit crimes or make people violent because of violent video games thik of all the other reasdons why they would bullying (for younger poeple), mental illness, or they like to do those things and for poeple saying what about the [people who did and play video games be quit and shut up because most of you hate video games"
"no video games don't cause kids to be violent"
"i think that kids do not kill or bully because of games i think it because some parents are abusive and leave their kids."
"Dr.Mario doe not make you a doctor, Tetris does not make you a master carpenter, and Mario Kart does not make you a professional Go-Kart driver, why would playing call of duty make you a Soilder"
"video games are not the reason people are violent"
"I agree with the last topic. My own parents don't like me to play call of duty as much as I do. I have all of them since Modern Warfare."
"If violent games cause kids to become violent, then why don't doctor games make kids a doctor and dancing games making kids dancers."
"Video games dont cause violence. that only happens if you are already violent"
"Video games are not the cause for violence, i think it is the person who plays the game."
""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.""
"In my opinion, a lot of kids don't have the guts to imitate a video game character, because a lot of them are socially awkward. When a kid 'learns' how to shoot, that's literally aiming at a screen that's ANIMATED, their 'hand skills' in shooting is using a controller. Most of the characters in video games are heroes or heroines and fight for good anyways. Besides..where would they get a gun? If you mean hand-to-hand combat, I'd say kids use it for defense if anything, but most of them are nice. I don't believe video games would make then violent, but rather assertive instead. It also depends on the surroundings of the child. Of course, kids do react angrily when they lose, but it's only natural. No one likes to lose."
"I support this, because using a gun in real life is rarely accurately simulated in video games, because the games are meant to be fun. Some do simulate it, and it has it's own fun and is unique. When it comes to without a weapon, most gamers don't actually don't actually know how to handle themselves without practice in real life. I've been a gamer all my life, I know how to handle a gun, fight, etc, and I'm not thinking of killing tons of people, even if i do play violent video games."
"This entire argument is flawed because you are grouping all video games together into one category. That is very far from reality. Violent games where a player listens to foul language and pretends to be gangster for hours on end are not going to have the same results as puzzle games where a player spends a couple hours of day thinking and improving their pattern recognition skills. This doesn't mean a violent game will cause a normal healthy person to break the law. However, not every game makes you FEEL the same way. If you are depressed, and your activities make you feel worse, then you need different hobbies. Games like Portal can hand a player a gun and face the player with learn-or-die situations. Yet the player doesn't feel hostile, angry, or desensitized. There's no blood, no foul language, no shooting others or even any setting that appears to mimic the real world. It's all physics puzzles, a sci-fi setting, humorous, and the only fight is against an AI. Would you let your child watch R-rated movies back to back with no oversight? No? Then buy your kids fun and healthy games, rather than questioning the value of games in general. If you don't care what your kids do in their spare, then THAT is the source of the problem."
"Not enough space to give direct evidence of what I will say but: Video games have taught me how to actually be social. How to be nice. And how not to get bullied. I learned my own self dignity and strenght through video games. Games can be addictive because they can sometimes be a lot more fun than real life. It's better to play a game with real friends working with them towards a real goal, instead of sitting on the side of a street with your friends doing nothing or being so bored you start messing with other people. Without video games in my life, I wouldn't know half of the things I know. For people that think that video games make people mad and irritated (mostly parents) I think it's because the person playing the video game is in a hyper-focused mode where any distraction will irritate the person. It's not because killing makes the gamer a bad person, they get irritated because they just want to focus. This doesn't truly relate to gun shootings but it's a good thing to point out. I don't argue to win. I argue to find the truth. I could be very wrong. Or very right. I wish people would just try to solve problems instead of fighting them."
"Some violent games reward you for being peaceful. Payday: the Heist and Payday 2 gives stealth bonuses if you restrain civilians and take down only armed guards, instead of going loud and having to mow down hundreds of police in order to secure the same loot. Even GTA give you the ability to go on killing sprees, but most of the time you will be wasted."
"I am living breathing proof video games dont make youth voilent im 16 and ive been gaming for about 7 years and im not agressive or voilent at all, i can barley bump into someone without feeling guilty never mind kill a person"
"I'm saying no because i'm 21 and I've been playing video-games for as long as i can remember games like Assassin's creed and Halo for a while but all it does it get my mind flowing with ideas. now by the same token i have also played puzzle and rhythm games so not all games are violent in fact there are a lot of game creator games out so games are a new way to experess artistic freedom"
"true i have been playing video games that are bad but they don't make me want to do something like that i mean like Grand Theft Auto and games you play and also Saints Row and i have a hot girlfriend and i don't so bad things so"
"Violent video games to me personally are very fun and rewarding to play. I have played games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, Counter Strike : Global Offence etc. All these games are violent and they all involve killing people but at the end of the day they won't make me into a killer person who wants to go around murdering inocent people does it so in conclusion I beleive that video games are just simple hoppies that lots of people like to do!!"
"I play violent games but i dont angry when why lose or something, i play gta 5, it is not like, ill go buy a gun and kill my mom or dad ir freinds, then take out the world and kill my freinds for nothing..."