Essay about Exploring the Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

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Video games have changed our society radically, in which some people doubt it's for the better. According to one survey, 9 out of 10 U.S. households with children have rented or owned a video or computer game. Ever since the beginning of gaming, people have observed the effects of the games. Kids and adults alike, are more attracted to violent games. But is it the games to blame for how people act or behave around people or by themselves? A majority of gamers are adults, and what kind of games are they playing? A lot of violent and gory games, which in 1999 the top 100 video games consisted of some sort of violence. Video games don't create killers and murders. That's obviously up to a person's opinion. According to some …show more content…
But clearly, the responsibility for children's exposure to violent and gory game starts at home and it's not up to the companies that make the games to stop the kids from buying their games. Although there are people who say that they should not be able to sell M (mature) rated games to minors under 18 years of age. According to David Grossman, a retired army lieutenant colonel, says that "violent video games such as Doom and Quake break down the natural inhibitions we have against killing." The military has begun using Doom-like games to improve the fire rates and encouraging soldiers to pull the trigger in battle. He states that violent video games prepare kids to kill and can even teach them to enjoy the experience. Sure video games are a type of artistic expression, like movies. They both have rating in which show the level of mature content is in the production or game, but the ratings for games are not always followed. A kid that's about 16 years old still has the ability to buy a M-rated game at a store. That's why he would like to see federal legislation that will treat the violent and gory games like guns, tobacco, and alcohol; Banning their sale to anyone under 18 years old. Even though some states are thinking about proposing such laws, kids will still find a way to get the more violent games because they have been proven to be the more addictive and exciting games out there. Violent games are so popular, in my opinion, because the

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