Shooting games should be banned because shooting games affects little kids life in a negative way , when kids play these shooting games they are being exposed to see violence, that’s why this country has a lot of school shootings ,Overdoing video games also could affect other important stuff, like friendships and how well a kid does in school. And kids who play violent video games might act more aggressively. Also video games can change the way kids think and act.

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November 22, 2019 6:01 pm

The games aren’t mean’t for young kids and while It could attribute to some what shootings. I think that mental health and gun control maybe more likely problems leading to shootings.

November 22, 2019 5:48 pm

Hey Joan, I appreciate your concern with violent video games and the effect it has on our youth, because it is a new issue that we are just beginning to deal with. However before you make the claim that violent video games have led to the increase in school shootings I think you should understand some important facts. Violent video games are played all over the world, not just in the US. The US is leading by far in school shootings so this is clearly not the issue. If violent video games were increasing youth violence we would see an increase in violence in every country as result of the violent video games not just America. Along with this, it’s important to understand all the other forms of violent media kids are receiving today. Between movies, TV shows and social media, video games takes a back seat to the amount of violence seen in these medias. An article I found helpful in understanding this issue is

November 21, 2019 8:40 pm

As a person who plays shooting video games would say that yes it does propose and show violence to its viewers. But i feel that saying they should be banned for this is rather excessive. As i recall over the last several decades we have had access to television as well. this is another major access to violent viewership as well so to say its only video games is rather arrogant and if anything its more of a release for people who play them so they can cope with some form of anxiety or aggression they may possess.

November 20, 2019 8:36 pm

First of all, I agree that videogames can negatively impact social interactions as that has been my experience with excessive videogame playing. I’ve also observed aggression directly related to videogames, although it was generally in response to limited video game time. What I disagree with is the notion that videogames are directly related to school shootings. Violent movies have been around long before violent videogames became popular, so exposure to violence hasn’t necessarily been increased in recent years. According to the National Center for Health research: “violent video game exposure was linked to increased aggressive behaviors, thoughts, and emotions, as well as decreased empathy. However, it is not clear whether violent video game exposure was linked to criminality or delinquency.” It is certainly a possibility that violent video games lead to more school shootings, but placing all the blame on videogames distracts from other possible sources of mental health issues, which we should aim to address.

November 20, 2019 6:55 pm

There is a potential case for banning shooting videogames but what I am hearing you say is that violent video games are causing school shooting. I pose you this question where is the evidence supporting this, it is true that violent videogames negatively affect those under 8 years old but there has been no evidence showing the fact that it harms those who are older. And on the topic of being exposed to violence the cartoons and tv shows that children are seeing every day are full of violence look at shows like teen titans go, power rangers, even SpongeBob have violence in them. For some people even these games have formed a sense of community, look at Fortnight for example, people I know have formed relationships with people they met on these games that allow them to grow as people and be introduced to new ideas. In this case friendships are formed not impacted by the game. And while your point that “video games can change the way kids think and act” is completely valid it is also true that practically everything in our world does that to kids from cereal boxes to book kids thoughts and actions are influence, heck advertisements are intended to influence how people think and act. And finally do you have any evidence showing that any of this is affecting kids in a negative way that completely overshadows any potential good, I am open to any information you have, I would also encourage you to listen to the people who play these types of games and ask them what they gain from them as it will bring new perspective to you.

November 20, 2019 5:15 pm

Estimado Joan:
Estoy muy interesada, con su publicación, “Los juegos de disparos deberían estar prohibidos”, por que es muy importante que los padres de familia estén enterados de que los juegos de disparos no son solo juegos. Pueden ocasionar graves problemas a muchas personas por hacer este tipo de juegos. Muchos de los niños de ahora solo quieren jugar esos juegos y los padres no miran el daño que le están causando a sus hijos.
Una frase que usted escribió que se destaca para mi es: “cuando los niños juegan estos juegos de disparos están expuestos a la violencia” creo que esto es muy cierto porque como antes lo había mencionado los niños están expuestos a un grave peligro.
Por eso los padres deben vigilar que juegos juegan sus hijos que no sean muy riesgosos para ellos.

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