Video Games : The War On Violence Essay

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Under the Influence of Video Games: The War on Violence
“Today 97% of teens in the U.S. play video games, and sales of games are growing. The domestic video game industry brings in nearly $12 billion a year. This popular form of media has both positive and negative effects on children” (Norcia). Games are one of the fastest growing industries in the world today. There are many forms of games such as console games, computer gaming and mobile gaming that children are playing all the time. More and more adolescents are playing games more often than they was ten years ago. This statistic show how games are a big part of everyday children 's lives. When this amount of people are playing video games on a daily basis society has to realize how big an influence games are on the growing minds of children in America and around the world. Games do have positive effects on society but the amount of time spent and violence placed in games is starting to become a negative influence. Time that children have spent on games have reached unreasonable amounts. When people are spending this much time on games and less time on other things. People are more influenced by games than anything else. Parents should be aware of the games their children play because it is not always the best game to play at their age. It is not okay for people to be so heavily influenced by games that do not positively affect their lives. The increased number of kids playing video games and the increased violence in…

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