Rated R and above movies music and video games all create violence. Children shouldn't have access

January 14, 2016, 9:33 pm

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The debate "Rated R and above movies music and video games all create violence. Children shouldn't have access" was started by AngryBlogger on January 14, 2016, 9:33 pm. 10 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 18 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most people are against to this statement.

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AngryBlogger, Firplius, bcdunn7, nbgblue, thatdebatingchick, aliot, why, zackslay and 2 visitors agree.
Sosocratese, TheMartian, PsychDave, meherandit, FlyingCookie, Wookie, rob5998, JakobBoghora, Nemiroff, ototoxic, tyler0300 and 7 visitors disagree.

bad games cause violence. People rage when the game crashes/freezes

3 years, 11 months ago
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The peer reviewed studies that I've looked at, including meta studies, show a positive correlation between violent video games, violent TV and aggression. However, they show no link to an increase in violence (that link is only speculative). These studies quantify aggressive cognitions and aggressive affect, and decreases in prosocial behavior, empathy and sensitivity to aggression. None of the studies have shown that violent video games and TV actually compel someone to engage in violent or criminal behavior. These studies also quantify the behavior directly after engaging in violent video games. They have no data on how playing video games affects long term cognitive dispositions. Studies also show that watching TV or watching someone else play, significantly lowers the effects on aggressive behavior.

Most studies will stress the fact that willingness to engage in violent behavior is not linked to aggression alone, rather that it is a compounding factor.

So, the only conclusion one can draw from the data available is that people already at risk of engaging in violent behavior may be at greater risk directly after playing violent video games.

4 years, 5 months ago

people who were inspired to do terrible things by music or movies almost always had serious problems predating the movies and music. the media has an effect to be sure. but so far there is no concrete link to back up your argument that I am aware of.

4 years, 5 months ago

Actually there is quite a bit of evidence for all the claims made. You are delusional to think otherwise. First off, even some school shootings involved kids using simulated shooters of teachers and students. Music can easily brainwash people obiviously, especially children and don't say for a minute it don't have a negative impact. Obviously if people can be inspired by music and games, they can Damn sure be destroyed by those things.

4 years, 5 months ago

There is no evidence to support this claim.

4 years, 5 months ago
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