Does Video Game Violence Affect Children?
This project shows if video game violence affects children. Many children
between the ages of eight years old and ten years old will be observed before,
during, and after playing violent video games. Looking for violent behavior
before, during, and after playing violent video games is the whole experiment.
The conclusion is that most children have no problems after playing the violent
I think that most of the children will be unaffected by playing violent games.
Most children have the ability to tell the difference between reality and a game,
so they should act normally. But the others may have their behavior affected
because of the lack of telling the difference between reality and pretend.
For my experiment I used a Super Nintendo, Nintendo 64, Sega Genesis, Sony
Playstation, and PC CD-ROM. The games I used were Mortal Kombat Trilogy (on
Nintendo 64), Mortal Kombat II (on Super Nintendo), Mortal Kombat (on Sega
Genesis), Killer Instinct Gold (on Nintendo 64), Power Rangers (on Sega Genesis),
Tomb Raider (on PC CD-ROM), and Bishouju Senshi Sayla Moon SuperS (on Japanese
The first step I used was gathering a group of children ages 8-10 years old (5
girls, and 5 boys), got their parents permission, and made sure they had no idea
there was an experiment taking place. The second step I took was observing the
children play together before being exposed to violent video games, I looked for
any sign of violent behavior. What I consider violent behavior is punching,
kicking, slapping (even if no contact is made), and cussing. After watching
them I discovered that none of them showed any signs of violent behavior. The
third step was letting them play the video games. I had problems getting the
five girls to play the games, they refused unless I let them play Sailor Moon
first. After that was settled I observed their behavior and I noticed... [continues]
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