Violent Video Games

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Violent Video Games
It seems like everywhere we as a society look today, violence rears its disgusting head. We see violence in the streets, back alleys, and even our schools. Violence can now be seen in many people's living rooms while they are sitting down playing video games. Children and teenagers seem to be the most effected by violence on video games.

Many things should be done to change children's view on video games and how much violence should be on the video games. Kids today act and dress older than they are. The fact remains that we are still kids. The children that grow up watching Barney and Blues Clues and play games such as Hop Scotch and Jump Rope, usually learn to love one another. The children who watch Power Rangers and play games such as Grand Theft Auto San Andreas or Combat Fighter, begin to kick each other and fight because that is what they are seeing on television. Our parents should sit down and explain to us that the Power Rangers are trained actors and actresses and that these games are for entertainment purposes only. They are actually not hitting and kicking each other. Watching violence makes children act violently. As long as children see it being done, they are going to do it also. Children imitate everything they see.

Some teenagers go to violent movies and listen to heavy metal and rap music. Some teens argue that they have not killed anyone. These teens are missing the point. Violence in video games and television teaches teens to handle their problems in the wrong way. Some ways include arguing, hitting, abusing, and initiating other violent behavior-sometimes, even killing like what happened in Virginia Tech. Little boys all the way up to teenagers have always loved guns. They started out with BB guns and end up with real guns. Even with gun control there was no way to stop the kid at Virginia Tech. I am also concerned about the disconnection from the parents and the lack of respect for authority. Parents need...
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