The Effects Of Video Games On Young Children And Growing Teenagers

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Influence of Gaming Controversy about video games continue to escalate between parents and gamers, regarding the psychological effect of simulated, realistic, and 3D violence on the minds of young children and growing teenagers. Yet, research shows that video games contribute very little to today’s everyday violence, despite complaints and concerns that games influence a child’s normal behavior. Technology is a way of life in today’s world, computers are used by toddlers, adolescents, and adults alike. No matter what career path a person chooses, the computer plays an essential role in the job. The more our technology progresses and as our industry grows stronger, computers and electronic entertainment will grow to be found everywhere around the world. This includes videogames. The Columbine shooting incident in Colorado gave many angry parents an obvious reason to try and strangle the video gaming industry. According to the media, the game Doom presumably helped the young murderers, Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, learn shooting tactics. However, of all the bullets that were shot in Columbine High School, thirteen people were killed out of a possible eighteen hundred students. This evidence suggests that the game may NOT have helped them out at all. In fact, weapons on the television screen do not work at all as they do in real life. Controllers aren’t as heavy as real guns, for example there is no recoil from a blast, and it usually takes several shots to the
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