Do you think violent video games promote violence in kids?
No ppl who don't parent there children do
people who voted yes should watch Penn & Tellers episode about video games
I've been playing violent video games before ratings were implemented. I still play them, even. Same with my husband. I can safely tell you I've never been a violent person and will never be. My husband isn't violent either. Don't blame the games.
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I know an 8 year old who plays modern warfare 2 and black ops ( both m rated games 17+ only) and his parents watch him and they don't care
they lower violence because you can get it out
I have played many a violent video games and I am not a violent person at all almost the opposite I would say
Video games are clearly promote violence as numerous studies have shown
Also - wouldn't you want our youth reading instead? Then, perhaps our future wouldn't look as dire
They dont promote it...they just teach the kids the most effective way to kill things!
I know some little kids, when they start play violent video games at a young age can become very violent. I myself started playing games like Medal of Honor and Socom and was never influenced violently. I think the parents just need to be mindful of how their kids may act if allowed to play them.
Generally, the violence comes when either the parents take it away or when there is a intervention made.
The violence happens when I take the video games away from my 14-yr-old son. Or should I say, when I take him away from them, or any screen for that matter, but esp games
Statistically proven. But it depends on the age. Teens: no. Younger children: yes.
I never had a problem with violence and I only bought violent video games, and yes I'm being serious
@LuTang cool name. But I would like it if you didn't use "quotation marks" and question marks? It's the cheap shot version of "you're an idiot".
You make it seem like kids are never angry, or that they shouldn't be. Of course kids have anger, example: dad takes away toy, kid gets pissed. Boom.
Video games don't make kids violent. Lag does.
Anyone who says yes has never played them
It's not that it increases likeliness a violent crime will be committed, but rather it desensitizes people to violence.
a new study said that video games are linked to the lower crime rate. look it up
Cowboymonk is right. The people who voted yes have likely never played such a game, while the ones who voted no probably have. I'm disappointed that 63% of the other females here fall into the former category.
Let me tell u something I know many if my friends play cod and they would never hurt a flea! I think that there are violent people and then the games show them it's okay and then they lash out.
I, myself, had anger issues as a child. It is possible for children to be angry, you know. Sure, it's not common but it does happen.
If anything, our society is what influences video games themselves. Think about it.
I find it humorous most females voted that it does influence children and most males voted that is doesn't. Haha
Laura what "anger" does a child really have that needs to be "released"?? Lol. I'm afraid to find kids you know. Lol.
If anything, violent video games helps release some anger in these kids. GTA didnt produce raging kids onto the streets, and neither will COD or any other game. If it was video games to blame, then it would be TV, music, etc. There are other aspects to a child's life that could led them to violence.
Anyone who thinks yes is a complete idiot
it has nothing to do with games some people are violent just cause they are or thay have problems and they don't want people picking on them. the violent kids I know have family problems and their either seperated from there parents or parents are divorced. games have nothing to do with it at all
Lol @Josh this is not true!... The cake is a lie!
I kind of know the difference of a human life an 12mb of data in a game
No, just don't let the crazy ones play
Hahaha! Downloaded the app right after I did a speech on it! It does not.
Also, I see your 1st comment so I think we agree @ant!. Violent people will be violent whether they play COD or Frogger. :)
Local game retailers have COD competitions too @ant! but that doesn't implicate all people who play COD. Many bars were having Guitar Hero/Rock Band competitions & I bet there were more fights at the bar than COD competitors had at the retailer/friends house, etc. Violent games don't = violence.
In parris island they have C.O.D. competitions. I was kinda surprised lol
Oh my land jababz! That was too funny!!
mdf is on point
Bad parenting is ultimately the culprit in children's unnecessary violence.
I'm not saying violence is EVER necessary, but self-defense may be when one encounters another who had terrible or no parents...
How many games to they have in the middle east?
Games are games. People are the violent ones at heart. I know plenty of people that have been in more fights than most and never cared to sit and play games.
It's funny that the demographics less likely to play games are the ones that say it is in influence.