This blog will argue weather violent video games contribute to youth violence or not.
It will show the positive as well as the negative effects it has on younger audiences.
Violent video games are becoming a major concern to many people especially younger audience as most are targeted to the younger generation. Firstly, it is said that violent video games are now becoming more realistic. This is appealing to many younger players, making violent video games popular. Secondly, violent video games increase aggression, mainly young adults are said to have more aggressive thoughts when playing violent games. The time spent playing video games can cause the person to have lower grades in school. Lastly, it is said that the negative effects can only be determined by the persons age, gender and time spent playing the game.
This link shows that violence video games can alter the way people think. Firstly it makes the person find violence less shocking allowing the person to believe it is natural. It also effects emotion where as people would normally find pictures of dead animals disturbing but people who play violent video games would see nothing about it. It is also said that playing violent video games is like a sport or hobby as Helen compared football and hockey to violent games.
There are many negative stereotypes about video games especially violent ones. Firstly, they can increase skills such as “hand-eye co-ordination, problem solving and strategic thinking”. Secondly, they can also creates a social environment where friends can connect and have a friendly competition. Thirdly playing violent games can be a safer way to release aggression and stress, a player can also exercise with new fitness games. it is said that Movies and books is as detrimental in showing violence than games.
Playing violent video games has a negative effect in academic performance. It has been shown that it increases “violent behaviour, aggressive thoughts and feelings”. Also if parents manage the amount of time their child plays and what content the game has, their child will have less violent behaviour and will do better in school. Lastly, many people believe that violent video games will always have a negative effect.
Playing games has a positive effect on behaviour. It allows the player to increase their skill in co-ordination and improves reaction speed. People from the air force who played games did better in piloting than those who did not. Playing social games increases awareness of others and they are more likely to help others out. Lastly it is stated that games can improve vision and can treat disorders such as amblyopia.