A lot of attention has recently been focused on video games, claiming that they lead to violence in children. Do you believe that Video games lead to violence, or that the media is using it as a scapegoat for all the recent murders/massacres.
So many places to blame in modern society but most of all its the destruction of the family.
Because of the success of genres like the first person shooter, there are many games that are made to use violence somewhat as a moneymaking gimmick. However, when it comes to this matter, it's really up to the parents deciding whether or not
their child is mature enough to play this game. For instance, Grand Theft Auto V is a fabulous game made by a very creative company (look at Rockstar's other games, like L. A. Noire, Red Dead Redemption, and Bully)
, but it's also a game drenched in satire. The game uses violence and makes references to modern day events in order to parody them. However, a younger child may not understand this and may have difficulty realizing that what happens in this game
is not something that is meant to be reproduced in the real world. They may not understand the satire (not the dark story that is driven by this satire) and may think what is happening in this game is considered "okay".
To cut my rant short and better answer your question, video games, like any other media containing violent images/lyrics/scenarios, are most definitely used as a scapegoat. But we cannot confuse satire and creativity for endorsement.
However, it's an individual thing and a maturity thing. Some people will read a book that depicts scenes like that and will think "Eh" whereas others may find some sort of connection or inspiration. It just depends.
I've killed thousands upon thousands in videogames. I've never committed murder in real life.
I am a gamer, have been since the 90's. Not once have I been driven to imitate a game. I just finished GTA V, and I'm not about to go reenact it.
Tell me about it. I tried to imitate Sonic the Hedgehog, and all I got out of it was injured.
Yes, and no. I believe they CAN blur reality but they are not the only factor in child / teen violence etc.
I think video games have the ability to desensitize people to violence - just as movies and TV do
So does real violence, too. All of them together just creates one sad community :(
Absolutely agree - I live just a little over an hour from Reno/Sparks NV. Lots of prayers today that there is no more violence - I always worry about copy cats after a shooting like that
No, theories state that violet video games let out anger in teens but I'm not sure about younger children. I don't believe that they should be exposed to extremely violent games because they may mimic what happens in the game.
Scapegoat for bad parenting.
I agree wholeheartedly. I've played many a video game in my time and, with the exception of my weekend habit of rolling homeless people, I've turned out just fine!
Japan has some worse games than they import over here, and doesn't have the difficulties we do. It's something else.
It's all about the reception.
Three votes all from a 5 foot radius of eachother
That way if I disagree I can lean over and take your iPad.
I got them all to join
I figured. It's nice to expand SoH's horizons. Can't say I haven't had an SoH party of my own...
Your the only DCer here :P
That's what you think :P the DC area encompasses MD VA and DC.
What users have you partied with?
I meant which users, but now I know your lying! Friends!
I know...friends? What are those!? And I don't have clearance to disclose their usernames ;)
They don't really go on much anymore. And sorry arteml for flooding your notifications :)
Sure. Can you just answer wether or not I would know them
Arteml is Russian he can take it
Maybe one of them, but probably not. You'd recognize her at least.
And you're Russian? Great, you can back me up on the fact that Russians are better than Tavares.
He's in class right now :) I win!
Nope, you still lose. Just like Tavares.
Islanders lose, Tavares wins! I ❤️ JT91!
Well I hope you and John are very happy together. I'll be expecting an invitation to the ceremony.
Idk if I go to Alabama if that can happen down there
The just stay up north, you two will be fine.
Also that might hurt my chances when I run for office
Now I'm in physics
Well go do physics and get off SoH! And I don't think it'll hurt your chances too much. We already elected a minority president...
I'm done with school now
So am I, what a coincidence.
Rland your old your DONE done with school, my day just ended
You don't even know...
In my opinion, they don't cause kids to be more violent at all