Violent Video Games and Bad Behavior

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At this day in age we bask in the luxury of having easy access to advanced technology at our disposal. From the World Wide Web, to cell phones, music, movies and video games the human race has thought of any and everything to keep us entertained. Over the years studies have shown reasonable concerns regarding the long-term effects of video games. These games can desensitize gamers to real life violence, which is usually seen in the younger crowd. The studies especially hit on the games containing player-on-player violence. Though these games are extremely entertaining and can get kids to settle down for a while, if not properly supervised, they can produce adverse effects. Other studies have shown that video games can be used as way to…show more content…
For parents this includes, the duration of time spent on the games as well as the types of games the child is playing. Active concern in a child's media usage may be a bother to them but it’s in the job description of a parent to make sure their child is okay. If a child is going to play these violent games then the parent should have a conversation with that child about the inappropriateness of the violent way out in games compared to real life resolutions to differences. This, in turn reduces attention on violent games, and present nonviolent solutions to setbacks. all can reduce the impact of media violence on children and youth
In the discussion of the effects of violent video games on young children, one controversial issue has been whether or not there are any benefits to these violent games. On the one hand most researches would argue that there are not. On the other hand, there are a few the ladder contends that there are indeed benefits. Others even maintain that the outcome of a child who plays violent video games is contingent upon the parenting. The researchers of the Journal of Adolescent Research believe that videogame play may meet Reed Larson’s criteria for fostering initiative in children (CITE 2). According to Larson, the best situation for the development of initiative is
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