The Effects Of Violent Video Games On Children

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Khan, Mohammad Salman
English 1001
Rebekah Barton
Effects of Violent Video Games
“Boom! Headshot” “Time to kill that commie bastard” these are not from some war movies or documentaries. These are the dialogues of some recent games in market. In modern age, children often feel proud about the number of people or enemy they managed to kill when they are playing these games in various console. While even a decade before, this would not be the normal past time of an eleven year old teenage kid, but because of the improvement of technology they are seeing this type of violent activity as just another way to pass their leisure time. Against these incidents video game violence has been an important topic for years among the socially aware parents and media. Since the evolvement of old fashioned technology, classic computer games such as Super Mario, Pac man has also been replaced by games such as ‘Call of Duty’, ‘Grand Theft Auto’, ‘Mafia’, ‘Mortal Combat’ etc. where killing, shooting, fighting mostly violence is being used as the medium. Studies showed, among people who play video games in United States, the largest number of percentage is children, These violent acts affects children’s mind and behavior in very negative way and causing so much physical and mental problem, though studies also showed that some video games are also very helpful for kids to enhance their ability and skills. As video games and industries has gone far more away at this
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