Violent Video Games and the Effects on the Youth
Today our world is surrounded by technology and new inventions that make our lives better. Some of the most popular of hobbies among children and teenagers are video games, but what many people don’t know is that they are bad for them. Violent video games in particular have been proven to not be appropriate for the age groups that play them and to have a negative effect on school, social behavior, and increase aggression.
Kids who play violent video games are influenced to ignore the consequences of violence. Anne Harding from CNN says that “when your exposed to violence day in and day out, it loses its emotional impact on you” (web). This ...view middle of the document...
Overall, violent video games are making it harder for parents and teachers to control teenagers.
People who play video games are less likely to want to do school work. A statement from the article from the “Video Game Debates” asserts that ‘Frequent and unrestricted use of recreational video games may compromise academic performance” (SOURCE!!!!!!!!!!!!!). This is very considering that the amount of teens playing video games is growing expediential. Junior Scholastics raised even more concern when they said, “Playing violent video games is also related to being less willing to be caring and helpful to their peers” (“Are Violent Video Games Bad for You?”, web ). Not only are video games negatively effecting schools, but making students unsympathetic towards others. It is obvious that the influence of video games is not good for schools and students alike.
Video game players have lower academic achievement. Sarah from CNN also agrees with this when she says, “Modern TV shows are so exciting and fast paced they make reading and school work dull in comparison” (Klein, web). This gives us insight on my way it is that kids and teens would rather play games rather than do their work. Several other studies have proven that “Students of all ages who spend more time playing video games have lower grades than their peers, who devote less time to video games” (The Video Game Debate, web) The evidence proves the simple fact that video games steal the time from kids and teenagers that they need for school. It is very clear that individuals that play videogames are at a greater risk to do worse than others.
Kids and teens often play games that are not age appropriate. A study was...