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Do violent video games cause violence?

Over the past three decades, the video game industry has grown from its humble roots to become one of the biggest contributors to the entertainment world. Games that were once simple are now more advanced causing the rise in popularity.

Statistics show that over 155 million people play games in America alone, yet in spite of the popularity, the gaming industry has come under fire many times for the violence their games contain.  They fear that the violence may cause children to become violent themselves.  However, playing violent games won’t make one violent themselves.

There have been many studies, but none completely prove the correlation. However, children probably should not be given access to titles like “Call of Duty” or “Grand Theft Auto,” and there are methods in place to prevent that.  Parents also have a right to decide whether or not their child is mature enough to understand fantasy from reality.

by William Lowery


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