A while back, a gentleman wrote to the newspaper about violent media. I had to do research on the topic of violent video games for a school paper. In my opinion, violent video games have the biggest effect on childrenís minds.
They see their older siblings playing these games that show rape, theft and gang violence. One of my sources even said the military was using video games to psychologically train soldiers before boot camp. And children are playing these games.
Most children nowadays barely know what Tetris even is. As a junior, I walk around school and watch my classmates. Iíve noticed that most of the violent students talk about violent video games all the time. They talk about the best guns and how they screamed at some little kid that joined online.
Almost every single person Iíve come in contact with who calls themselves a gamer acts like a wild dog when theyíre angry. I always expect them to start foaming at the mouth. Itís really sad honestly, that kids think they have to play violent video games to relieve stress.
Instead of sitting on our butts, we could be job shadowing for our careers, or even just hanging out with friends. But everything has gone viral, and weíre eventually going to destroy ourselves with technology.