Background: This article gives some information about violent video games and why people think they should be banned. People looked right at violent video games after mass shootings thing that it was the cause. Studies they provided show that they can increase aggressive thoughts, behaviors and feelings.
How I used it: I used this article to show that studies prove violent video games increase aggression towards others, increase in aggressive thoughts and feelings. The longer children play violent video games for, the higher the chance they will have a negative change in behavior.
Background: This article talks about more studies done to try and prove that violent video games lead to increase in aggression, behavior etc.. This article also talks about how it was brought up by president trump on how it was a known issue probably from mass shootings.
How I used it: I used it to prove my point further on how kids should not play violent video games. I used president Trump’s claim and the studies scientists have done to try and prove violent video games are bad for kids.
Background: This article explains what video game ratings are and what they mean. It ranges from rated E which means for everyone to AO which means adults only. The ESRB are the ones who give each gam its rating based on the content within the game.
How I used it: I used it to talk about the meaning of a violent game with ratings of M and AE and why they chose the rating. Rated M games have blood and gore, violence, strong language, sexual content etc..
Background: This article explains how in California, they try to restrict selling of violent video games to children but it was turned down. The U.S. Supreme court said it was a violation of free speech.
How I used it: I used it to show one quote that was stated which was “A new survey from the Federal Trade Commission found that more retailers and movie theaters are enforcing age-based content ratings by turning kids away.” I used this quote to show what other states need to start doing and becoming more aware of the situation.
Background: This article talks about the frequency of children becoming more hostile from violent video games. There were cases performed where no results were found and then there were cases where results are noticeable but only in a handful of children.
How I used it: I used it to prove some of my points but to also portray how rare it can happen within individuals. I used the quote from Christopher Ferguson which states “Violent video games are like peanut butter,” said Ferguson. “They are harmless for the vast majority of kids but are harmful to a small minority with pre-existing personality or mental health problems.” This is a nice example to see how rare it could be which goes against my point in the rebuttal.
Background: This is a report that talks abut Children’s motivations on video game play. I mainly focused on the first page and that tacked about the motivations of young children and their tendencies and even parents choosing appropriate games.
How I used it: I used it to discuss my point of how children and parents really should start watching what they play because it will result in a change in behaviors for the worse. Researchers started looking into what children can game from these electronic games.