videogames.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=003627 1. Percentage of Households That Play Video Games and the Average Game Player Age. Source: Entertainment Software Association, "Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry," www.theesa.com, 2009
www.aacap.org/AACAP/Families_and_Youth/Facts_for... No. 91; March 2011 Click here to download and print a PDF version of this document. Video gaming (playing video games) has become a popular activity for people of all ages.
www.nytimes.com/2013/.../science/...violent-video-games.html... But did it really? Social scientists have been studying and debating the effects of media violence on behavior since the 1950s, and video games in particular since the 1980s.
www.apa.org/science/about/psa/2003/10/anderson.aspx Unrealistic video game violence is completely safe for adolescents and older youths. Facts: Cartoonish and fantasy violence is often perceived (incorrectly) by parents and public policy makers as safe even for children.
videogames.procon.org Video Games ProCon.org is a nonpartisan, nonprofit website that presents research, studies, and pro and con statements on questions related to whether or not video games contribute to youth violence.
arstechnica.com/gaming/...the-violent-video-games...argument... Opposable Thumbs / Gaming & Entertainment Data helps rebut the “violent video games cause shootings” argument Statistics show no link between per-capita national game sales, gun violence.
mediaviolence.org/2011/09/statisticson-violent-video-games For every 10 minutes of playing video games or computer games, boys between the ages of eight and 18 will see between two and 124 acts of violence.
yvpc.sph.umich.edu/2011/08/24/video-games-influence... If violent video games cause violence now, then what caused it before? Was there a significant rise in domestic violence when video game violence was introduced? Also, what would really drive a person to kill others?
www.polygon.com/2013/2/13/3983830/violent-video-game... High sales of violent video games do not result in spikes in crime rates, ... The study found that both violent occurrences and high video game sales are seasonal; violence peaks in summer while more video games are sold during the holiday season.
www.huffingtonpost.com/.../04/12/video-games-gun-violence...... WASHINGTON -- More than half of Americans believe there is a link between violent video games and gun violence, but only a third favor more government research on the subject, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll.
www.nbcnews.com/.../does-game-violence-make-teens-aggressive... In a recent research study, adolescents played two different types of video games for 30 minutes. Teens that played the violent game (right) showed increased activity in the amygdala, which is involved in emotional arousal.
www.motherjones.com/.../video-games-violence-guns-explainer Donald Trump tweeted: "Video game violence & glorification must be stopped—it's creating monsters!" Ralph Nader likened violent video games to "electronic child molesters.
www.emerson.edu/.../video-games-gun-violence With emerging evidence that the mass killers in the Newtown, Connecticut, and Aurora, Colorado, shootings were hooked on violent video games and movies before committing their atrocities on innocent people, experts on an Emerson panel discussion March 18 disagreed on whether censorship is the ...
www.onthemedia.org/.../18/violent-video-games-and-violence On Wednesday, President Obama outlined his proposals for gun control. Among them was a request to Congress for $10 million to study the impact of media on violence, with a nod specifically to video games.
www.ehow.com/facts_6778915_violence-video-games.html According to surveys, about 70 percent of kids between the ages of two and 18 have video game access in their homes. Parents and organizations such as the Lion and Lamb Project have raised concerns regarding videogame violence.
www.forbes.com/.../12/30/violence-and-video-games-in-america... Recently, the NRA blamed violent video games and other media for school shootings. “Guns don’t kill people,” the NRA’s Wayne LaPierre said at a news conference.
diyfather.com/.../interesting-statistics-about-video-games 108 Responses to Interesting Statistics About Video Games. anonymous says: November 2, 2009 at 15:27. Alright, these statistics are clearly flawed. ... All these stories stating video game violence related deaths/murders are just the same as music or movies.
www.pbs.org/kcts/videogamerevolution/impact/myths.html A large gap exists between the public's perception of video games and what the research actually shows. The following is an attempt to separate fact from fiction. 1. The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence. According to federal crime statistics, the rate of juvenile
gamerant.com/video-game-violence-survey A new study in Britain suggests that video game violence is becoming less of a concern for most people, with fears of a link between video games and aggression mainly held by older people.
www.esrb.org/about/video-game-industry-statistics.jsp Video game industry statistics including: gamers age, time spent playing, consoles used, parents interaction, and more. News | Education & Outreach | Resources | FAQ | Contact ESRB . How Much Do You Know About Video ...
www.cbsnews.com/.../violent-video-games-and-mass-violence...... Some lawmakers have also called for restrictions on violent video games, but CBS News correspondent Chip Reid reported in January that in 2011 the Supreme Court struck down a California statute banning the sale of violent video games for people under 18, saying the games were protected under the ...
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www.teenhelp.com/teen-violence/violence-and-video-games.html... Ever since video games first came out, questions about whether or not they are potentially harmful have surfaced. In the latest round of questions regarding the effects violent video games have on teens, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection in the United States House of ...
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/violent-video-games... Around the Web. Daphne Bavelier: Your brain on video games | Video on TED.com. This is Your Brain on Video Games (Infographic) : Discovery Channel
www.video-game-addiction.org/violence.html Violence and Video Games. Today on Amazon.com, one of the most popular video games being sold is titled "Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare." In this game, players can take on the role of either a U.S. or British soldier who is sent to military "hot spots" to defeat the world's most dangerous enemies.
psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/27/in-new-stu In a debate that has been raging for nearly two decades, the latest research suggests the impact of violent video games has been overstated. In the new study, Drs. Christopher Ferguson and Cheryl Olson discovered violent video games such as ‘Mortal Kombat,’ ‘Halo’ and ‘Grand ...
www.aacap.org/App_Themes/AACAP/docs/facts_for_families/... No. 91 March 2011 Children and Video Games: Playing with Violence . Video gaming (playing video games) has become a popular activity for people of all
www.csmonitor.com/.../Stop-blaming-video-games...violence Studies show that a child playing a violent video game does not necessarily increase the likelihood that he or she will engage in real violence. Americans need to stop blaming something other than our own behaviors and ideologies for societal violence, especially gun violence.
www.inquisitr.com/979303/do-video-games-cause-violence Despite the media’s interest, the question still remains as we try to figure out if video games cause or deter violence (or maybe have no effect at all.)
electronics.howstuffworks.com/video-game-violence.htm Columbine High School shooters Eric Harris (L) and Dylan Klebold were avid video game players. Is there a link between playing video games and committing violent acts?
www.minnpost.com/.../01/violent-video-games...world-violence... “Thank God, not all of them [people who play violent video games] become murderers,” he said on the Senate floor. “But some of them do, and we have to ask why.”
www.usnews.com/opinion/articles/2010/05/10/video-games... The myth that video games cause violent behavior is undermined by scientific research and common sense. ... According to FBI statistics, youth violence has declined in recent years as computer and video game popularity soared.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVjUr2zXtb4 This vid is good for debate. Does the violence in video games influence violent behavior in kids? Data seems to show it does but to what degree? Are kids disturbed before they act? Do the games push them over the edge? What can or should be done about it? Things to think about...
www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/family/11/03/healthmag.violent... Story Highlights; Researchers looked at how video game habits related to behavior 3 to 6 months later; Kids exposed to more video game violence became more aggressive over time
www.pamf.org/parenting-teens/general/media-web/violent... Violence in society, ... Anderson, C.A. Violent Video Games: Myths, Facts, and Unanswered Questions. Psychological Science Agenda. October 2003, Vol. 16, No. 5 Gentile, D. A., Gentile, J.R. (2007) Violent video games as exemplary teachers: A conceptual analysis.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Video_game_controversies Funk found that exposure to video game violence was associated with lowered empathy and stronger proviolence attitudes. Citing David Grossman, Funk also notes that it has been reported that the U.S. Army frequently uses violent video games to desensitize soldiers during training.
www.studymode.com/...On-Video-Game-Violence-893060.html Kendal Hill Mrs. Van Fleet Block 3 10 December 2011 Video games and Violent Behavior True or False: Violent videogames cause children to become more aggressive.
serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/1723 Although there have been studies that have found video game violence to have little negative effects on their players, there are also many studies that have found a positive correlation between negative behavior, such as aggression, ...
gjs.appstate.edu/.../violence-video-games Violence in video games: http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/vol16is1/Miller.pdf Racist and violent video games: http://www.albany.edu/scj/jcjpc/documents/Selepak7_1.pdf
dailycaller.com/.../23/study-violent-video-games...violence Robby Soave is a reporter for The Daily Caller. Consumption of violent video games, movies and television programs is not a significant contributing factor to actual violence, a new study found. Instead genetic predisposition and upbringing largely determine a person’s propensity ...
www.techaddiction.ca/violence-in-video-games.html 1. Right after playing violent video games, young children are more likely to demonstrate physical aggression in a free play environment. This is a short term effect.
amazingdiscoveries.org/S-deception-media-violence... Although researchers have not been able to link violent criminals and violent video games, studies have shown that those young people most likely to get into trouble at school and most likely to bully other students are also most likely to play violent video games.
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110525151059.htm New research finds that the brains of violent video game players become less responsive to violence, and this diminished brain response predicts an increase in aggression.