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Do War games/Violent shows promote violence in Children?

Studies have shown that exposure to violent games and shows is one of the risk factors for violent behavior [1] . Some Governments have even started banning games like PUBG after parents complained that the Game is violent and has made mindset of children more aggressive. Few accidents were also recorded in Pakistan. Same incidents happened in India where children got addicted to the game, which affected them mentally.

Even though it all seems right to think, however there are numerous studies which show that there is no correlation between video games violence and real world violence. Some studies show that even though Video games increased in 1996 but crimes in children decreased. This is a debate that seems never ending, both sides do have arguments in their favor.

I believe that some of the games coming these days, have content that is harmful for health. Children get inspired by what they watch or other people do. If a children see something violent happening in its surrounding, it will pick something from it. Wrestling shows children watch makes them excited to try those things at home. Initially it just starts with a fun activity, but abusive language picked up by them later results in verbal violence and even physical violence.

Some shows that show violent content in their stories, attract students and they wish to try it in real life with people in their surrounding, their temperament sometimes gets affected which results in them getting angry and leads to violence either in home or society.

This is something which can be easily managed by Parents, video games or shows are not bad, shooting games are fine, but the content, context and language shown in it should be age restricted so negative things are not picked up by children and they enjoy the fun positive part


[1] “Does Exposure to Violent Movies or Video Games Make Kids More Aggressive?” Common Sense Media, Accessed 8 May 2021.

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