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Parents shouldn't worry about violent video games

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Students pointed out that video games immersion involves both emotional and imaginative components, but they also said an important part of immersion for them was that it generated a sense of “escapism and freedom from reality.” The immersive fallacy is the idea that players believe their gaming “reality is so complete…that the player truly believes that he or she is part of an imaginary world” is false. Salen and Zimmerman says that players are"well-aware of the artificiality of the play situation.” In fact, this artificiality is one of the things that makes games so entertaining. Do you agree with this? What are your thoughts on violent video games?
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Do you agree with the article? What are your thoughts on violent video games? Do you let your kids play these kinds of games? Do you agree that video games do not affect students' mindsets?
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I don't have a kid but I would like to say that parents generally don't have to worry about violence in video games. I am a gamer and I could say that mostly it satisfies the need to be in control. We could do this in games, that is why we like it. I am not violent in any way.
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I have a daughter shes 5 about to be 6. I let her play violent games. granted the extent are games like fortnite, halo, pubg. Nothing with extreme gore. she likes them and we both have fun playing. never noticed any signs of violent behavior or anything like that. the one rule I impose is no voice chat. it helps her focus and relax.
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if anything it helps her hand eye coordination and helps her with teamwork snd cooperation
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Players know that their games are not reality. Video games is just a way for people to unwind and blow off some steam. I don't think they'd be heading to the nearest gun store to reenact what they see in the games.
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We do not allow any video games that are overtly violent, but even with the milder ones, they’re usually shooting ray guns or driving and crashing cars plus listening to very loud music. I’m not sure why, but these fast-paced videos seem to make them more prone to acting out when the action is done. They get aggressive with each other, and as a result, they usually overdo it, then get in trouble by hurting one another.
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My kids are allowed to play any game they want, this includes violent action games. What we do is to make sure we talk about the game they played and their experience. This way, I am able to understand what they are thinking and we can foresee any problems that might arise.
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One recent study found that “it didn’t matter if the games the children played were outwardly violent. Even with cute characters and happy music, children were 40% more likely to exhibit aggressive behavior after playing.” So after reading that, there won't be any more violent games at home.
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As a child, I worry about the violence ikids are exposed to. A child who watches a lot of violent TV and plays violent video games is practicing looking at the world as a dangerous place where violence and aggression are an appropriate response, more than a child would who hasn’t had that exposure.
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Our house policy is no violence, that includes video games. We don't spank our children nor expose them in any kind of violence. We do educate them because we don't want their curious minds to be misguided.
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I don't believe that it can make a non-violent person violent. A violent person would probably be aggravated by a violent video game but if they are not, it won't have any effect. Try reading this - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116131317.htm
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I don't believe that it can make a non-violent person violent. A violent person would probably be aggravated by a violent video game but if they are not, it won't have any effect. Try reading this - https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180116131317.htm
I agree but how do you know that it's violence that can be aggravated by video games? Sometimes boys are by nature unruly.
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I make it a point to check what my kids play online. They're rowdy enough as it is and I fear that violent video games might make them act out what they see.
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