Violent Video Games

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Do Violent Games Make Kids Violent? Parents are left to wonder "Where do kids learn to be so violent?" The reason why may be sitting right under their noses. Are violent video games really to blame for school shootings? Do violent video games cause aggression? Should game stores stop selling M-rated video games to minors? This topic has become very interesting, an argument between gamers and worried parents. What parents and pediatricians MUST understand, is that it isn't the violent video games that make the child violent. The reason for children becoming violent is the children themselves. A child chooses his/her path, and frankly, sometimes it's not always the right thing to do. Some people claim that violent video games are to blame for school shootings. Some people claim that video games are just video games. CBS News reported that the shooter at the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre "was motivated by violent video games and a strong desire to kill more people than another infamous mass murderer," citing law enforcement sources. CBS also said from uncited sources that the shooter was "likely acting out fantasies when he killed 20 first graders and 6 adults at the school." Referring to the "Columbine High School massacre", advocate Jones Burtson says, "Lots of kids are angry and feel disaffected, but they don't go and blow their classmates heads off." Students at Columbine High school, Eric Harris, and Dylan Klebold were the perpetrators of the horrific tragedy

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