Video Games Related Violence Essay by JakeM

Video Games Related Violence
A look at how violent video games affect children and trigger real life violence.
# 66138 | 2,060 words | 11 sources | MLA | 2005 | US
Published on May 29, 2006 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Sociology (General) , Child, Youth Issues (General)

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This paper examines the effect violent video games have on children. There are several cases cited that link video games to violence, murder and even the Columbine shootings. The paper includes numerous quotes and supporting statistics.

From the Paper:

"Many of these games devalue human life and reward violent actions. There are also games that lead to addictive and compulsive disorders that can harm younger users. There is legislation on the horizon to assist parents with this growing problem. However, it is ultimately parental supervision that will keep children from exposure to inappropriate video games. It is not 1981 anymore and video game violence is much more serious than a joystick shaped bruise on the arm. The violence depicted in modern video games can affect young players in such a dramatic way that they may harm themselves or others after prolonged exposure."

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