- Games, Toys, and Hobbies
Violent Video games will continue to Promote Violence in Teens
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?
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.