Violence On Violence And Violence In Video Games

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Violence in Video Games
Violence, killing, blood, and drugs are just a few of the things kids see on their games everyday. These things impact a child more than we realize. Many parents do not limit their child’s screen time, or monitor what they play. According to,, “Part of the increase in aggressive behavior is linked to the amount of time children are allowed to play video games—and daily media use by children is increasing significantly.”. Media especially video games affects the behavior of people in society.
Technology is a big thing in our world today and it will continue to grow. According to, “The average American then spends another 32 minutes a day on time-shifted television, an hour using the Internet on a computer, an hour and seven minutes on a smartphone and two hours, 46 minutes listening to the radio.”. These numbers show that we revolve around technology. While doing these daily tasks we may not realize how much violence we are actually witnessing.
Video games were first introduced in the 1940’s and since then they have evolved greatly. A half-billion people on earth play video games an "hour a day," of whom 183 million are American. In fact, 97 percent of American young people ages 12 to 17 play video games (Jane McGonigal). There is a huge number of young people that play video games daily, many whom play it way longer than in hour. Video games are an everyday task to many people, but they do not realize the harm it can cause.

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