Violent video game play and aggressive behavior have a relationship according to reports in Scientific American and Dartmouth College. Both reports are based on a study by Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (1)
If you don’t believe your child or young teen would be influenced by video game violence then how about that kid that got kicked out of school last week.
Is this classified under “Fun”, “Entertainment” or “Educational”?
Have you ever watched a “tear-jerker” movie? Where do they get that name? Is there a relationship between watching a “tear-jerker” and emotions?
Of course there’s a relationship. That’s why it’s called a “tear-jerker”. Yet we are repeatedly told that there is no relationship between movie violence and gun violence.
How can this be? Do they mean that video and video game violence doesn’t influence the watcher’s emotions? Yet certain videos produce a “tear-jerker” response?
Does the video content not affect young watchers or (young participants in video game violence)? Is TV not saturated with gun violence? Is the 5-o’clock news not always broadcasting violence, death or molestation?
Do you think that there is no relationship between video, video games and gun violence?