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Violent Video games will continue to Promote Violence in Teens

Updated on April 30, 2014


People / parents don’t seem to notice the effect of the games their kids are playing. Playstation/Xbox are cool but there are some games that shouldn’t even be made because they make kids lose their sensitivity and after a while it could grow worse.

I read that the 15 year old who stabbed his Teacher to death in UK this week, in class (infront of his fellow pupils) was hooked on Violent video games, which included Grand Auto Theft and Dark Souls. This happened in a Christian/Catholic School.

¸.·'★ An Experiment

Years ago, a group of teens were split into 2 groups. One group played a sports game and the other a violent game. After 20 minutes the teens were called individually into an office for random interviews. During the interview, the person interviewing pretended to accidentally knock over some pens in a pen point, which noisily hit the floor.

80% of teens who played the football game offered to help pick up the pens and got off their chair. Only 40% of those who watched the violent game offered to help.

Some didn’t even take notice. They seemed numb. The result showed the game de-sensitized them. This was just for 20minutes. Kids who play violent games usually play it for hours in a day. It eventually takes its effect.

Ann Macguire - Teacher stabbed by Teen in Class


What are your thoughts on Violence and Video Games?

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Ann Maguire above taught in Corpus Christi Catholic College School for 40 years.

  • She was due to retire this Summer and would have been looking forward to it, after a long service.
  • The day she was stabbed was her day off. She selflessly went in to prepare kids for upcoming exams.


What the youth watch, definitely take a toll. Only this week, I read that China has banned some American programs from being aired. Their reason "they are just too wild and crazy for impressionable Chinese youth to handle."... and these are not even violent. Details in link below.

Parents should monitor their teens with Video Games. Heaven forbid they start attacking their own parents. This problem shouldn't be left for the government to deal with.

Rest in Peace ♥ Ann Maguire.



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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @Teaches12345 - Totally agree with you. Thanks for stopping by.

      Best Wishes.

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      Dianna Mendez 3 years ago

      I think the use of technology in general needs a platform that allows people less itensity when interactig with programs. The video games are violent, even those that are for children, and parents are now aware they need to monitor the play acitivity and discuss the realit of the games.

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      Elena 3 years ago from London, UK

      @SuzetteNaples Wow... thanks for sharing that information. What an eye opener. Thanks for stopping by too.

      @alwaysexploring You are so right Ruby, The government is not taking enough of a stand. Porn is another thing I would like to see banned but it never will be. This is because of the attacks from boys who are just 10 to 12 years old on younger girls. Sorry to bring that up, but these kids issues are so close to my heart. Lovely to see you again.

      @MsDora So true. It's sad that society promotes the tools. Big point made there. I appreciate you stopping by. Best wishes.

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      Dora Weithers 3 years ago from The Caribbean

      Ann Maguire's death speaks loudly about the insensitivity of the youth also about ingratitude towards service-leaders who deserve the most gratitude. We loose so much when such things happen, and yet society promotes this kind of conduct through the destructive tools we sell to the children. Thanks for your much-need reminder.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I fully agree with you. Violent video games are a major cause for teen crime, especially if the teen has problems concerning school. I wonder why our government doesn't take a stand against these video companies? They must be politically powerful like the NRA. I am so sorry this happened to a teacher. God bless..Thank you for a timely article...

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      Suzette Walker 3 years ago from Taos, NM

      What a sad story about the teacher. That is just heart wrenching. I agree with you, violent video games DO affect children and teenagers and their behavior. Here in the U.S. our military users these violent video games to prepare soldiers for war. That, in itself, says it all!