Research Writing / Com 220
July 18, 2010
Violent Video Games and Their Effects on Children and Adolescents
Why all the violence? Are we endorsing violence through media? With the violence of video games and other media, are children more prone to violent behavior? While some psychologists and researchers argue that it has not been proven that violent behavior in children and adolescent are the effects of violent video game, they argue that it could be other violent activities such as violent movies, and explicit videos; I believe that violent video games do have an adverse reaction on children with prolonged use.
In the initial creation of video games, it was for entertainment and educational usage. While the video games of yesterday were less engaging, they were still entertaining. Video games and the computer age have opened some unwarranted door opening. While it is argued by some that video games have no real effect on children and their behavior, others argue that they do have an effect on children. Information is passed through the gateway of the ears and the eyes. Every action began as a thought before it is ever performed. Thoughts are generated by the senses. Thoughts are generated through the ear gate and the eye gate that eventually leads to action.
Does violence in video games promote violence in children is a question that has been discussed in the media for more than 15 years. Every time a new video game is launched there is discussion regarding many issues such as aggression, violent behavior, social skills, depression, and addiction. All these issues are believed to be related to playing violent video games. Violent video games enlarge these problems by demanding the portion of brain that takes action, instead of reasoning, to concentrate on the chronic need to extirpate to continue in the game. Violent video... [continues]
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