Get your mind out of the gutter—video games and violence

By Alek Ruszkai

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Violence is such a common-place thought that we’ve become desensitized to it. Not only that, but when trying to figure out motives and outside causes, one that comes to be blamed more often than not, is video gaming. The assumption that young children playing violent video games causes violence is complete fallacy and should be agreed upon as so.As we delve into it, you may be against my stance. But according to a study from the American Psychological Association (APA), scientists have investigated the topic for more than two decades; however, the research addressing whether or not it causes violence is very limited. Therefore, you’d think more people would take my side of being against it. But contrary to popular belief, this is false. Many angry moms and dads have sent nasty emails and voicemails to companies like 2K and Electronic Arts (EA).The first step in solving a problem is realizing there is one. And first-person shooter games are very popular amongst young boys. I’m pretty sure that more than half of boys above the age of ten have played one at least once before in their lifetime, but the fact that people think that it causes violence is absurd, especially since the research is so heavily flawed. The CBS reviewed 150 documents, and while there was a definite link between an increased aggressions, video games being the sole cause of crimes was entirely unknown.With the established link in kids who had played a violent video game before, a study on Procon.org was conducted, ending up with 60% of middle school boys and 40% of middle school girls who played at least on mature-rated game hit or beat up someone, compared with the 39% of boys and 14% of girls who did not play mature-rated games. Considering that, the rise of aggression is apparent and should be noted as something that needs to be addressed.Brad Bushman came out and said that video games aren’t likely to be the sole source of violence but an amplifier. This seems more feasible that the other argument, since the key point of the cause is mainly how the child was raised and how the child was influenced.To this, we must find a solution. It clearly isn’t ban the sale of video games since that has already been set in stone as being impossible. The Supreme Court case Brown vs Entertainment Merchants Association, was a 7-2 rule in favor of the EMA. It stated that California could not ban the sale of violent video games to minors since the studies were so inconclusive.So here’s my proposal. Like Australia, have the government regulate the video games and have them ban certain ones before they release to the public. In 2013, Australia banned the release of Grand Theft Auto 5, a very violent game that depicted torture and other things of the like, that was ridiculed, and highly controversial. If done correctly, we could keep our kids from getting too aggressive.

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Get your mind out of the gutter—video games and violence