The Negative Effects of Violent Computer Games on Children

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      In modern society, it is very common playing computer games. Even though computer games are common in our life, they have not only good effects, but also bad effects, especially to teenagers. Moreover, even though parents know that teenagers play computer games too much, they do not know that why teenagers are widely excited at computer games, and what the bad effects of computer games are. There are two main causes that teenagers play computer games too much. In addition, playing computer games too much has two main effects. The first reason that teenagers play computer games too much is very simple, because computer games are very fun. Computer games’ aims focus on to relieve stress. Therefore, computer games are very splendid violent content. There has long been the brief that violent content may teach violent behavior” “Mind and Media”. Moreover, Barrie Gunter asserted, “Extrapolating … from playing computer or video games with violent themes, such as heightening of perceptions risk or danger in the real world,” “The effects of video games on children”, Also he declared in same book, “The power of video or computer games may also derive form the feeling of control which they stimulate in young players”. Thus, computer games drive teenagers more violent. Besides, teenagers could misunderstand that they are computer games character.

Computer games have a negative impact on the development of children, especially contributing to aggressive and anti-social behaviour. Playing computer games has a greater negative effect because it involves interactivity which impacts on learning processes of the child. • Numerous studies around the effects of violence in television, movies and video games on children have taken place over the last twenty years. The outcomes of various studies have shown that there is a negative effect of consuming violent media.

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