Often at times when a young teen usually a male commits an act of violence such as a school shooting, people try to blame the tragedy on violent video games and other forms of media. What I'm here to argue is that violent video games do not cause violence among children. The one question that needs to be asked, though, is where this blame is coming from, and my answer is the media who distributes this claim to society. Although there may be some valid arguments as to why violent video games lead to aggression that can turn into potential violent behavior, there is plenty of research that proves that violent video games do not contribute to aggression as much as the opposing view tells you. Right now, there are thousands upon thousands of children who play video games every day and don't become aggressive and violent. In instances such as school shootings, people love to steer the conversation away from topics like gun legislation, which is generally how the NRA prefers things.
Teens who play violent video games aren’t any more violent
Violent video games DO NOT cause antisocial or aggressive behaviour, study finds - Mirror Online
More than 2, British teens and their parents or carers were surveyed as part of the research. A group of British teenagers, picked to be representative of the UK, were assessed and evaluated for gaming and aggressive behaviour in the month leading up to taking part in the study. Lead researcher Professor Andrew Przybylski, director of research at the Oxford Internet Institute told Sky News: "What we found was that there are a lot of things that feed in to aggression. Popular games like FIFA 19 allow players to spend extra money on blind purchases with the chance of acquiring valuable items. The study from the University of Oxford uses a combination of responses from British teens and their parents alongside official EU and US ratings of game violence. Researchers publicly declared their hypothesis, methods and analysis technique prior to beginning the research.
Do video games make people violent?
Aggressive video games have no long-term effects on empathy, according to researchers in Germany. Regular nights of Call of Duty or Grand Theft Auto aren't going to make people more aggressive , violent or antisocial. That's the message coming from a team of researchers in Germany who used functional magnetic resonance imaging fMRI to scan the brains of regular gamers.
February 13, report. A pair of researchers with the University of Oxford and Cardiff University has conducted a study aimed at determining whether playing violent games cause young people to become more aggressive. In their paper published in the journal Royal Society Open Science , Andrew Przybylski and Netta Weinstein describe their study that involved surveying approximately 1, teens and their parents in Great Britain and what they learned from them.