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Is desensitisation of children,by use of horrific computer games an important ai

  1. greencha profile image70
    greenchaposted 5 years ago

    Is desensitisation of children,by use of horrific computer games an important aid twds military rec?

    Its widely assumed ,children that play the horrific comp. games ,are now being desensitised. Is that why Western Governments won't ban them.so when children become adults they are more easily recruited into the military?

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    alexsaez1983posted 5 years ago

    Governments won't ban them for the same reason they won't ban cigarettes, alcohol and gambling. It's too big an industry. Also, your assertion that these games are meant to turn kids into killing machines is unsubstantiated nonsense. Are they desensitizing kids? Yes. Is it part of some big government plan? No. Are people like you in need of more tinfoil hats?

    1. greencha profile image70
      greenchaposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your comment. However if you noticed, I raised the whole thing as a question. By no means did I imply what MY opinion  of this is here.

  3. Brandi Cooper profile image61
    Brandi Cooperposted 5 years ago

    Being "sensitized" to violence, death, war, etc. is a relatively new thing in human society, anyway. Historically, children have been surrounded by death, violence, etc. Not too long ago, it was commonplace for most children to never survive to adulthood, with nearly half dying before they even turned 5 or 6. Most men were destined to die in war, many women were destined to die in childbirth. The idea that death is kept so distant from our society is something that developed in a post-industrialized world.

    Children have played war games for centuries as well, so violent video games aren't really a new concept - children have always played violent games. So I don't think video games are allowed because it helps military recruitment later on. I think it's just what people do - prior to video games, there were other games parents thought of as "too violent", etc.

  4. Jo_Goldsmith11 profile image60
    Jo_Goldsmith11posted 5 years ago

    yes! yes! and Yes! It is all about placing fear in little hearts and if the violence doesn't work. Then give them a cocktail of medications to mess them up and make them more submissive! Violence, drugs and fear. That is what they do! sad

  5. CrescentSkies profile image88
    CrescentSkiesposted 5 years ago

    Government bans on violent video games are simply a replacement for 1/1,000th of a part of decent parenting. The reason the government doesn't ban them is because it's your responsibility as a parent to tell your kids whether or not they're old enough to handle these kinds of games. Unless you're kids are over 18 in which case it's no longer any of your business.

  6. Tusitala Tom profile image63
    Tusitala Tomposted 5 years ago

    It's probably got an awful lot to do with the lack of Creativity in the minds of those who think up and devise the games.  No one has been able to equal the profundity of chess, for example.   No, our present day creators just can't think outside the square.   You see, they, too, have been brought up on violence,  Yep, even Hollywood Westerns have shot off more bullets than were ever fired in anger in the real Wild West and this all started with movies nearly 100 years ago.     

    Bit like today's television entertainment; every second show features a fictitious serial killer.  It's as if one murder, then find out 'who done it.' is too tame nowadays.    Just how more de-sensitized can we all become?...

    Still, we don't put gladiators in an arena to fight one another or slay lions anymore, so we probably are on the improve.

  7. Dan Barfield profile image77
    Dan Barfieldposted 5 years ago

    I have always enjoyed playing violent video games - in fact I have to admit that I rarely considered playing anything that wasn't gratuitously violent. I no longer play these games partly because I simply have better things to do with my time, but also because of the wealth of research and psychological studies done about the effects these games have particularly on the young. It is slowly becoming an accepted fact that children who play a lot of violent video games grow up to be less caring, less empathetic, and more aggressive people. I used to get annoyed at the suggestion that the minds of the young could be so influenced by what seemed like harmless fun to me. I was wrong and I take it all back. If you doubt my word go check out the research for yourself:

    http://archive.news.iastate.edu/news/20 … vvgeffects

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    Old Empresarioposted 5 years ago

    Yes, but Yo Gabba Gabba is a good counter-balance.