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Why Do Violent Video Games Boost Aggression?

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Anderson, Craig A. Violent Video Games: Myths, Facts, and Unanswered Questions. N.p., Oct. 2006. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. In “Violent Video Games: Myths, Facts, and Unanswered Questions,” Dr. Anderson discusses the dangerous effect violent video games have on young adolescents. He stated that it could lead to permanent brain damage and increased aggressive behavior. Since the law that allowed violent video games can be bought by anyone of any age, crimes committed by children have increased.

Brown, Jeffrey. Video Games: Violent, Yes. But Do They Make Us Violent?. PBS, 15 Feb. 2013. Web. 3 Feb. 2016. In “Video Games:Violent, Yes. But Do They Make Us Violent?” Jeffrey Brown describes how he believes that video games only affect some children instead of all of them. He believes this due to his son being a violent video fanatic and has not experienced any signs of aggression with him.
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Do Violent Video Games Boost Aggression?. N.p., 25 Mar. 2014. Web. 4 Feb. 2016. In “Do Violent Video Games Boost Aggression?” Rachael Rettner, author, states that children who play violent video games may have an increase in violent thoughts. Study has shown that children between the ages of eight to seven-teen have an increased violent behavior. These behaviors include pushing, shoving, and hitting. In the time that children did not play violent video games they have shown a decrease in aggression. I will use this article to help further my opinion.

Video Games and Children: Playing with Violence. AACAP, June 2015. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. In “Video Games and Children: Playing with Violence,” AACAP discusses the effects of violent video games have on young children. The main effect they listed was the use of drugs and alcohol, and the criminal rate increasing. AACAP conducted a study that proved playing violent video games result in lower grades, less reading, and poor social skills. I will use this article to help further my opinion on this
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