Should Video Games Be Researched For A Link To Violent Behaviors?

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Bring attention to the link between violent video games and violent behaviors.

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With remembrance of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, the recent Colorado School shooting and countless gang related shootings that left young people like 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton dead - America is falling into the ocean when it comes to violent crimes amongst youngsters. There exists a commonality, from urban cities to the suburbs where young minds are obsessed with violent video games. A connection between youth with mental illnesses such as depression, schizophrenia, detachment disorders, anxiety and so many others who consistently play these violent video games must be considered. The Army is known to use video games to train recruits and video game companies want to sell a product, without caring about the escalation of violence among impressionable young people. Adam Lanza the 20-year-old Newtown shooter enjoyed a range of video games such as "Call of Duty.” Even Donald Trump expressed in the Huffington Post, "Video game violence & glorification must be stopped…"

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The games brings the idea to kids that it is okay to do this kind of thing because they are doing it in a game!
MO-3
5 years ago
They most definitely should be researched, but there should not be an agenda seeking to provide evidence where none is.
MO-3
5 years ago
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Only the already unstable would be so affected by something as finctional and fickle as a video game. Bad parents cause
MO-3
5 years ago
T. Wilkes
NY-8
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The games brings the idea to kids that it is okay to do this kind of thing because they are doing it in a game!

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Only the already unstable would be so affected by something as finctional and fickle as a video game. Bad parents cause