Video games, games a lot of kids play for fun and to escape from there world which might involve bullying. Lots of really good and bright kids have no intention of really hurting anyone. Take me for example, I play lots of video games black ops, modern warfare, call of duty and lots of other violent games, but me myself as a whole am not violent. A lot of people say that I am really nice. Of course while playing video games your adrenaline is rushing and you are excited and more alert but does that mean you are violent and a danger to others. Therefore I am strongly against saying that playing violent video games leads to violent behavior.
Video games get your adrenaline going and do make you a little more alert but does that automatically make you violent? A lot of people blame school shootings on violent video games, I think that what needs to brought to attention is the fact that a lot of kids are bullied so much that they don’t know what to do. What are you going to blame teenage suicides on? A lot of teenage suicides has to do with bullying. An article says “ Violent video games have been blamed for school shootings, increases in bullying, and violence towards women. Video game advocates contend that a majority of the research on the topic is deeply flawed and that NO casual relationship has been found between video games and social violence.”
Lots of kids play violent video games for fun. They play because they want to have a good time. An articles fact “ They found that the traits of aggression and stress were predictive of delinquent behavior and bullying and not the playing of violent video games themselves. Researchers also found that the parent involvement and parent/peer support seemed to be protective of these negative behaviors. As is is shown in the article violence is more expected of a child who does not do well in school or does not listen.
Violent video games also help kids who have bullied to blow of steam,...
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