Video Games and Violence is linked?

Nova

Member
Some studies say it is not linked.


But some studies show that every criminal arrested has game playing history. And they have played the violent games in the past. So the school shooter kids and other criminals are also into this type of the issues.

What do you think?
 

Jelineex

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I think violent video games also influence the mind of a person. Especially with the kids who doesn't have parents that discipline and guide for good values. Games gives them the sense of belongingness and a feeling of being a "swag". An image that they want to portray and boost their individuality. It's always a good choice to choose and guide children on playing games.
 

wallet

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I do agree that video games is influencing people especially the young children who play video games for a long time, they forget how to socialize and behave in a society, sometimes some of them become violent with their friends.
 

phanuruch

Member
There is some truth in the theory that what a person watches is likely to influence their behavior. But it could also be the other way around. A violent person is attracted to violent scenes and content because that is where they feel at home. In addition, personal values have lots of influence on a person's response to any content they interact with.
 
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Nova

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The point is that there are many kids and the adults alike who are falling for the addiction. And addiction like anything gets higher. And things change from what I have seen so far. I mostly found out that people tend to be negative if they are exposed to the negativity. Because it's all about what we get exposed to.
 

Camelie

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Given the pervasiveness of video games in the mainstream consciousness, I don't think it's much of a surprise that a lot of the younger criminals have been exposed to it. But I also don't think there's any solid correlation between video game and violence. There's a whole slew of more probable causes for the resulting violence, in my opinion.

But it's also important to make sure that video games are played in moderation. Too much of anything is bound to have an overall negative effect.
 

TheCount16

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Some years ago, in a trial, a judge once ruled in favour of gaming companies stating that games have no influence on people's behaviour. Today, this can't be furthest from the truth. Studies show that some videogames tend to increase anxiety levels and violent behaviour on most gamers. I wouldn't be taken aback by the fact that many criminals have gaming history.
 

Mora

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I don't think those stats show any thing unusual because of course if a person lives in this society now than 99% he had experiences with gaming or still does game, it's like saying every criminal that committed a crime in the last 5 years have a social media account or watch Netflix, it's almost inevitable, as I've mentioned in a similar post, if a person is missed up 'up there' then playing monopoly is just as bad.
 

Ash

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It's nonsense really. Just because a particular person does something like gaming does not mean that it resulted in them committing violence. Consider how many gamers there are around the world that have been playing games like Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto or even Battlefield. If video games really did cause violence, would it not be a global problem? But no, we only have crazy lunatics committing crime from time to time and the majority of the time, they aren't regular gamers.
 
No.

Video games and violence are two distinct things. However, as the community of players accepted this merger well, it has become banal and therefore has been (and continues to be) increasingly exploited in games with an increasingly realistic degree of violence.

It looks like more violence = more money.
 
Watching too much violence without so much of a guidance is a problem not just with video games. It is what we call mind conditioning. We have a lot of researches already in the world and it seems hard because while others claim that violent games is not directly related to perpetuation of crimes, some claim otherwise. It seems to me that we can never point it out by using research information, end point of the game is that it depends as to the circumstances an individual is in on whether to commit violence or not.
 

Alania

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I hardly doubt it. The violence of a person and individual himself sturs within him. Videogame cant be the reason for violence.
 

bphlover

Member
Only to people who can not separate their gaming world and real world. But I feel like that's only a small percentage compared to those who knows that playing a video game is just a form of recreation.
 

theresajane

Member
I don't know, but I think it's the lack of guidance. There are kids who play video games in moderation because of their parents or guardians, and I guess that's really helpful. The video games may upset a gamer, but it is not entirely the reason why kids become violent.
 

Erika1358

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Video games can influence the way a person thinks, especially since children nowadays are exposed to video ganes at very young ages without guidance. Often, parents leave the children with gadgets and allows them to play violent games without any monitoring. This could lead to children developing wrong ideas that it's okay to hurt people because there are no real consequences in doing so.
 

Bergstein

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Some studies say it is not linked.


But some studies show that every criminal arrested has game playing history. And they have played the violent games in the past. So the school shooter kids and other criminals are also into this type of the issues.

What do you think?
I would assume it would matter what kind of games they were playing, and how often. If they had a lot of exposure to the violent games, and were obsessive about it, they could allow that to affect their perception of reality.
 

Bravosi

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I decline this statement. I've been playing videogames my entire life and never been unreasonably violent. My other friends were, and they never touched a game.
 

Lizardbro

Member
Video games don't make people violent in real life, if a person is violent then it is their mentality one should look to, not video games.
 
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Nova

Nova

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Most of the people think that violence through game is not going to have impact on kids. And they seem to be forgetting that part as well. I guess we have to learn that having such type of the violence and the video game in the hands of the kids is definitely something wrong from what I have seen so far.
 

Lizardbro

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Most of the people think that violence through game is not going to have impact on kids. And they seem to be forgetting that part as well. I guess we have to learn that having such type of the violence and the video game in the hands of the kids is definitely something wrong from what I have seen so far.
Yeah, really how come rarely anyone points the finger toward the parents? It is their responsibility to teach their kids right from wrong and fiction from reality.
 
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Nova

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Yes parents do teach things like that. But kids can be adamant on how they prefer the games over parents. So it is necessary to consider that gaming or any form of addiction is going to have pretty effective approach on the same. I personally found out that video games do have effects on the mind of the person.