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Video Game

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Transcript of Video Game

The Legend Of Video Games:No Link to Aggression
In America video games get the blame for causing violence in today’s youth even though there is no proof. Little do people know, video games do not cause violence or aggression in today’s youth and that they actually do more help than harm.
Background Information
Took interest after Virginia Tech Shooting
(Kushner)
Not the first subject blamed
(Bickman)
Child imitates
Rewarded
(Anderson)
Parent's Worries
Old Studies
Lacked technology
Outdated research
Compared different genres
80's games similar in graphics
(Kushner)
By: Maddie Baker-Wilmes
Flawed
Anger not studied before
Definition of violence not universal
Results varied
(Kushner)
Confused with aggressive play
Inconclusive
(Lowenstein)
"You can't study people for twenty minutes and know what's going to happen to people in society ten years later"
Crime Rates
Teen crime rate decreased
Crime rate higher before video games
(Radford)
Helps
curiosity
instill learning patterns
cooperative group participation
(Kalinske)
Prevention
Children attracted to different games
Every child has own anger level
(Kushner)
Warning of violent content
18 or older
(Lowenstein)
therapeutic tool
improve spatial skills
enhance educational performance
(Lowenstein)
98.7% of children in America play or have played video games.
(Ferguson)
Video games do not foster violence or aggression in today's youth and the bad reputation given to them is based around flawed or outdated research.
Anderson, Craig A. "Violent Video Games Cause Aggression." Video Games. Ed. Laurie Willis. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Declaration of Craig A. Anderson, Ph.D., in United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois, Eastern Division." 2005. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Bickham, David S. "Video Games Foster Violent Behavior." Media Violence. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Testimony before Senate Judiciary Committee Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Property Rights." Http://judiciary.senate.gov. 2006. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Ferguson, Christopher J. "Video Games Are Not Responsible for People's Violent Actions." Video Games. Ed. Laurie Willis. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Video Games: The Latest Scapegoat for Violence." Chronicle of Higher Education 22 June 2007. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Gruel, Steven F. "Violent Video Games Cause Aggression in Children and Should Be Regulated." Media Violence. Ed. Noah Berlatsky. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2012. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Brief of Amicus Curiae." Schwarzenegger v. Video Software Dealers Association and Entertainment Software Association. 2010. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Kalinske, Tom. "Video Games Do Not Cause Aggressive Behavior in Children." Violent Children. Ed. Hayley Mitchell Huagen. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. At Issue. Rpt. from "Technology and Its Post-positive Impact on Kids." 1994. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.

Koffler, Daniel. "Violent Video Games Are Not to Blame for Violent Behavior." Is Media Violence a Problem? Stefan Kiesbye. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. At Issue. Rpt. from "Grand Theft Scapegoat: The Ridiculous Jihad Against Video Games." Reason (Oct. 2005). Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 14 Nov. 2012.

Kushner, David. "Violent Video Games Do Not Cause Aggression." Video Games. Ed. Laurie Willis. Detroit: Greenhaven Press, 2010. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Off Target." Electronic Gaming Monthly (Aug. 2007): 12-16. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012

Lowenstein, Douglas. "Violent Video Games Do Not Encourage Violent Behavior." Media Violence. Ed. Louise I. Gerdes. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "testimony before the Senate Committee on Commerce on the Effects of Interactive Violence on Children." 2000. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 14 Nov. 2012.

Radford, Benjamin. "Violent Video Games Have Not Been Proven to Harm Teens." Teens at Risk. Ed. Auriana Ojeda. San Diego: Greenhaven Press, 2004. Opposing Viewpoints. Rpt. from "Reality Check on Video Game Violence." Livescience.com. 2005. Gale Opposing Viewpoints In Context. Web. 8 Nov. 2012.
"Taken together, findings to date suggest that media violence has a relatively small impact on violence.The overall effect size for randomized studies was small for physical aggression and moderate for aggressive thinking.The impact of video games on violent behavior has yet to be determined."
(Lowenstein)
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