Violent Video Games' contribution to youth violence
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Video games are very popular with young kids and teenagers, The International Age Rating coalition states that 67% of US households play video games. Even though a lot of people play video games most often they don't know how some these game , especially violent ones, have a huge effect on people who play it.
Reasons why violent video games contribute to youth violence
Playing Violent video games causes more, aggression, bullying, and violence
Violent Video Games desensitize players to real life violence
A 2014 peer-reviewed study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found that habitual violent video game playing had a causal link with increased, long-term, aggressive behavior.
Several peer-reviewed studies have shown that children who play M-rated games are more likely to bully and cyberbully their peers, get into physical fights, be hostile, argue with teachers.
Craig Anderson, Akira Sakamoto, Douglas Gentile, Nobuko Ihori, Akiko Shibuya, Shintaro Yukawa, Mayumi Naito, and Kumiko Kobayashi, "Longitudinal Effects of Violent Video Games on Aggression in Japan and the United States," Pediatrics, Nov. 2008
By age 18, American children will have seen 16,000 murders and 200,000 acts of violence depicted in violent video games, movies, and television.
Just 20 minutes of playing a violent video game "can cause people to become less physiologically aroused by real violence" People desensitized to violence are more likely to commit a violent act.
Brad J. Bushman and Craig A. Anderson, "Comfortably Numb: Desensitizing Effects of Violent Media on Helping Others," Psychological Science, 2009
Violent video games allow players to release their stress and anger.
Gun violence is less prevalent in countries with high video game use.
Violent video games increase bullying and violence in real life., these games also have a very bad influence on gamers.
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Violent video games have a bad effect on gamers who play them frequently.