Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 23

Thread: Discussion : Do Video Games Make Kids Violent?

  1. #1
    ♡♥☋Ǩ ★☆★ ☾ћiҜ♥♡ Field Marshal sens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ★♥★♥★
    Posts
    103,352
    Rep Power
    100

    Question Discussion : Do Video Games Make Kids Violent?




    (Image credit: Getty Images)
    Adam Lanza gunned down twenty-seven people in Newtown, Conn. Dec. 14 and his access to high-powered firearms has put gun control front and center in the discourse around the tragedy. At the same time, it has started a debate about violent video games. Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) raised the issuewhile discussing his proposed “national commission on mass violence” on “Fox News Sunday” Dec. 16.

    “The violence in the entertainment culture, particularly with the extraordinary realism to video games and movies now, does cause vulnerable young men, particularly, to be more violent,” said the senator, who was joined by Sen. **** Durbin (D-Ill.).
    ABC News has not confirmed that Lanza played violent video games, but gaming has become part of the debate since the Connecticut shootings, and one group, GamerFitNation, has said it plans a national “cease-fire” Friday out of respect for those who died in Newtown.

    The issue of the effect of video game violence on young people came into the national spotlight in 2011 when a California law banning the sale of some games to minors was brought before the U.S. Supreme Court. The 2005 law was never enforced due to legal challenges. California asked the court to treat violent and sexually explicit video games as apart from First Amendment protections, much like obscenity.

    The Supreme Court deemed California’s law unconstitutional in 2011.Writing for the court, Justice Antonin Scalia described the bill as “unprecedented and mistaken” and likened the violence in kids’ games to that in commonly read children’s fairy tales. Justice Scalia also wrote that a causal link between these games’ content and harm to young people had not been proven and went on to place the responsibility to filter what children are exposed to with the parents.

    “Parents who care about the matter can readily evaluate the games their children bring home,” Scalia wrote. “Filling the remaining modest gap in concerned-parents’ control can hardly be a compelling state interest.”

    Laura Davies, M.D., a child and adolescent psychiatrist in San Francisco is hesitant to support tighter controls on media of any kind. However, she believes too many children are exposed to too much violence through video games and that there can be consequences.

    “A huge part of discipline and development is understanding consequences. Letting kids know that their actions have consequences,” Dr. Davies told ABCnews.com. “Video games like Grand Theft Auto turn the consequences into positives. You kill a prostitute and get points, you’re rewarded.”

    In contrast to Justice Scalia, Dr. Davies said there is a distinct difference between how a child is affected by reading about violence versus how he or she is affected by video game violence.


    “They’re not affected by reading a violent book the same way they are from a video game that is visually violent and that they actually participate in and that rewards them for violent acts,” she said.
    Though studies on the issue are abundant, none have been successful at directly correlating video game violence and real-world violence in children.
    Chris Ferguson, department chair of psychology and communication at Texas A&M International University, has conducted several studies on violence and its effects on youth. Ferguson, who called himself a proponent of gun control, stressed the importance of mental health treatment access and of parents monitoring what their children are exposed to. However, Ferguson said he firmly believes violent video games do not lead to violence in the real world.


    “If we are serious about reducing these types of violence in our society, video game violence or other media violence issues are clearly the wrong direction to focus on,” Ferguson told ABC News. “Video game use is just not a common factor among mass homicide perpetrators. Some have been players, others have not been.”
    Dr. Davies said she disagrees. Though she concedes that studies cannot prove conclusively that violent games lead to violent acts in young people, she made a distinction between those children who are naturally better able to distinguish between fantasy and reality and those, perhaps like Adam Lanza, who may not see those distinctions so easily.


    “There are no numbers. It is impossible to prove causality with these sorts of things,” said Dr. Davies. “But certain personalities are unable to so easily differentiate between fantasy and the real world. They might not fully understand that the people they harm have real lives and real families. As kids grow, most distinguish fantasy from reality.”


    Though she differs in her beliefs on the cause of violent acts such as those carried out by young people like Lanza, Dr. Davies, like Justice Scalia and Chris Ferguson, agrees that parents and the schools have a responsibility to help catch problem behavior before it escalates to violence.


    “There needs to be more mental health oversight. They say this kid had issues before and if you see a kid is living too much in the fantasy side, that needs to be addressed,” she said. “I’m not sure there is a clear cut solution. But, and especially if you see a kid is living too much in the fantasy world, parents need to limit screen time and limit violent games.”

    Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.

  2. #2
    SB Champion Lieutenant
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Posts
    1,998
    Rep Power
    39

    Default

    It really depends because i think games make children more intelligent and analytically strong if provided with proper games The movies do make kids more violent though

  3. #3
    SB Champion Captain miss.flintstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    always at ur better side..!
    Posts
    2,195
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Of' course yes...they get more into these game things..n start taking their defeats seriously in a wrong way...

  4. #4
    Bang Bang !! Brigadier General adirocksit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Where I always wanna be ♥
    Posts
    29,789
    Rep Power
    78

    Default

    Not necessarily if the video game is constructive.....but also has action.....kids love action ....so if you play a game which has action plus some mind teasers/puzzles......it shouldn't make the kid violent, infact it could make you smarter.

    Games like Tomb Raider, Prince of Persia should be played as a kid......I played them, still playing them...I grew up fine .....
    Arey abhi to Party shuru hui hai


  5. #5
    SB Champion Captain miss.flintstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    always at ur better side..!
    Posts
    2,195
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Hi adi rock sit...I agree to some extent but cnt deny d fact tht its addictive to kids n they wish to spend more tym plying it,lacking concentration on studies n outer physical activities which aremost important

  6. #6
    Bang Bang !! Brigadier General adirocksit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Where I always wanna be ♥
    Posts
    29,789
    Rep Power
    78

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by miss.flintstone View Post
    Hi adi rock sit...I agree to some extent but cnt deny d fact tht its addictive to kids n they wish to spend more tym plying it,lacking concentration on studies n outer physical activities which aremost important
    There is a game called "World of Goo" .......its based entirely on physics (also hard) and its real fun !.......if you get addicted to such game.....its worth it....
    Arey abhi to Party shuru hui hai


  7. #7
    SB Champion Captain miss.flintstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    always at ur better side..!
    Posts
    2,195
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Again I dnt disagree frm ur point of view but read my statement again tht I gave there....its a fact too...

  8. #8
    Bang Bang !! Brigadier General adirocksit's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Location
    Where I always wanna be ♥
    Posts
    29,789
    Rep Power
    78

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by miss.flintstone View Post
    Again I dnt disagree frm ur point of view but read my statement again tht I gave there....its a fact too...
    Yes Its a fact for "Some" gamers not all of them .......Some addictive gamers turn out to be "World Champion" too in "Video Game World Championship"........and it has a good reward
    Arey abhi to Party shuru hui hai


  9. #9
    SB Champion Captain miss.flintstone's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    always at ur better side..!
    Posts
    2,195
    Rep Power
    29

    Default

    Hmm. Yeah...OkY..

  10. #10
    Banned Major General
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Happy New Year maccha :D
    Posts
    30,578
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    Video game is like angry birds is it?

    That's the only game I known

    It cool also. Makes heeeyaaa sounds and tupuk kwaaak....

    It don't make me violent.

    That one good.

  11. #11
    Banned Major General
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Happy New Year maccha :D
    Posts
    30,578
    Rep Power
    0

    Default

    @ game hota masti karne...


    Jinka screw nahi aur nut bolt ka ata pata nahi...woh hi log violent hoti.

    Bas.

  12. #12
    ♥ek haseena thi♥ Field Marshal basanti<<<'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    khayalon main~:o
    Posts
    120,275
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    violence is not gift of 21st century technology..its been here for ages....

    world war 1 ,2 and many those kinds of war ..klling ppl looting them ..all used to happen earlier too..

    i think it make kids more skillfull..hand eye coordination improve..also brain works faster ..but given to kids for limited time frame ..
    Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

  13. #13
    ♡♥☋Ǩ ★☆★ ☾ћiҜ♥♡ Field Marshal sens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ★♥★♥★
    Posts
    103,352
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    hi all!!!

    yep miss flinstone u are right... kids need to interact more with people... & socialize healthy way... but little time playing is okay... i was also game addict before being sb addict..

    adi: yes i love games... & i agree it had no effect on me too...


    guys, please read the thread content. it is related to the shootings in USA..
    in 2-3 occasions people have taken gun to pubic places & shot real men like in games... so there is a big question that... they feel its easy to atke away life like in games...

    what do u say??
    Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.

  14. #14
    Moderator Lieutenant-Colonel gracefulguy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    10,460
    Rep Power
    63

    Default

    Dont knw abt the effects of video games but I hv observed Aru getting voilent after watching too much of Tom and Jerry..........yes !!!

    Continous banging hitting etc had made him a little voilent........have stopped it now......!!!
    "I'm always ready to learn although I do not always like being taught"

  15. #15
    ♡♥☋Ǩ ★☆★ ☾ћiҜ♥♡ Field Marshal sens's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    ★♥★♥★
    Posts
    103,352
    Rep Power
    100

    Default

    really?? thats new news to me!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by gracefulguy View Post
    Dont knw abt the effects of video games but I hv observed Aru getting voilent after watching too much of Tom and Jerry..........yes !!!

    Continous banging hitting etc had made him a little voilent........have stopped it now......!!!
    Live amongst people in such a manner that if you die they weep over you and if you are alive they crave for your company.

Similar Threads

  1. 5 cans of fizzy soft drinks every week make teens violent
    By arumita in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 25-10-2011, 05:18 PM
  2. Top 10: Most violent video games of all time!!
    By Chikoo.RocKstar in forum Mobile and Gadgets
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 04-07-2011, 09:19 PM
  3. Prince of persia 2008(a discussion for games)
    By dragonbooster in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 27-12-2008, 02:14 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •