Violent Video Games Cause Violence

843 Words Sep 30th, 2015 4 Pages
Video games have been around for half a century when, the first simple tennis game was designed by William Higinbotham in 1958. Since then, video games have gotten more in depth, with better graphics and more options which include violent video games. Violent videos have gotten more popular with a better amount of variety including the franchise of Call of Duty, Battlefield, and Grand Theft Auto. These are the most common and popular video games and because of the violence in them debate has started whether or not violent video games cause people to be more violent in society. Since the debate has started, research has been conducted and the introduction of violent video games into society has not cause violence to increase in adolescents and children. Over the years violent video game sales have sky rocketed and there is no correlation with juvenile crime rates that suggest that those games cause more violence in society. In a recent article from ProCon the National Center for Education Statistics and Nicholas Lovell stated “The number of high school students who had been in at least one physical fight decreased from 43% in 1991 to 25% in 2013, and student reports of criminal victimization at school dropped by more than half from 1995 to 2011.” (1). This clearly shows that violent video games do not cause violence but actually caused it to decrease. Teenagers were no longer worrying about fighting in school, but were no worried about fighting on games instead which is…
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