Violent video games harmful for teenagers

LAST UPDATED: 18 Oct, 2012 @ 12:14
Violent video games harmful for teenagers

TEENAGERS who spend hours playing violent video games such as Grand Theft Auto and Manhunt become more aggressive adults, according to a recent study.

The report, by Brock University in Canada, investigated 1,492 teens across eight different schools.

In the first study to clearly show a link between game content and aggressive behaviour, researchers found adolescents who had played violent games behaved differently from others in confrontational situations.

British video game specialist, Professor Mark Griffiths, said: “The study does provide one of the strongest pieces of empirical evidence to date that there is a direct relationship between playing violent video games and subsequent aggressive behaviour.”


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  1. Minds of students are impressionable.Violent video games will certainly impact their delicate minds. They should not be allowed to sit glued to computers playing violent video games as it will have negative psychological effect on them.They should be allowed to play light video games with minimum violence and aggressiveness .Video games are meant for pleasure not for shaping the children as bad citizens.