Should all videogames be banned to stop violence in children?

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    That would not change anything.

    What about movies, tvs, sports, news, then?

    There are even violence at street.

    Video games, porn, brothel, drugs, tobacco, alcohol, gambling, casino, weapons, all can be still owned from black market even they got banned.

    Alcohol prohibition got worse. There were more violence, crime, and gang war. Criminals made a lot of money by selling alcohol.

  • MJ B
    Lv 4
    1 month ago

    Studies have shown that there is no correlation between video games and an increase in violence. 

    In fact, most people who play games have been shown to have more empathy and patience than those who do not. 

    It is a common thing to try to blame recreational hobbies (mainly hobbies of the youth) in order to not face the reality that society, home training, and other various factors regarding lifestyle choices, have failed drastically in several areas. 

    Banning video games will not do anything. There was violence in children before video games, and if there is a ban on it, another source will eventually take the blame (note: Comic books back in the day were considered the source of violence, before then it was certain tabletop games, books, etc...). 

    Video games are an outlet and a distraction and taking them away will not help the source. While I agree that some games are too mature for certain ages, that comes down to the household raising as games come with a warning and an age limit.

    Society needs to change to have better outreach and access to mental health, less pressure on kids, less forced views/stigmas, and allow children to seek out help for mental/emotional/other manipulation/abuse. 

    So, the short answer? Video games are not the cause of violence in youth. If you wish to stop this, you'll need to change society and its pressures and the stigmas that children are forced to follow and adhere to every day of their lives. 

    Source(s): Multiple studies on violence and video games having no relation, and personal experience
  • 1 month ago

    only violence games should be banned

  • 1 month ago

    Let’s take a trip back to the 1950s.

    Replace the word “Video games” with “comics”.

    We’ve been to **** same ridiculously stupid and merit less claim before no?

    Many times over the decades.

    Why I bet there was some a hole caveman complaint that kids should be playing with large sticks over round stones because the stones lead to violence.....

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  • 1 month ago

    If banning *anything* worked, prohibition and the war on drugs wouldn't be complete failures, would they?

  • 1 month ago

    I think it would be better if trolls were banned for stupid questions

  • 1 month ago

    Yes they should.  I'm fed up of kids in our neighbourhood trying to shove awkwardly-shaped lumps of coloured bricks into awkward spaces before gravity kicks in.  It's turned them into right reprobates.

    What an asinine question.

  • 1 month ago

    no.  thats retarded.  you could neutuer all children and you'd end up with a middle eastern experiment that led to control of the government.

  • garry
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    no the parent should be banned after all they have a rating on them , after all would you let a child watch porn ....but you let a kid play an adult rated game .

  • 1 month ago

    You realize there was violence in the world before 1978, right?

    Gaming doesn't cause violence but may trigger violence in children who would be prone to trigger from any external source including books, TV, movies, etc.

    They thought the same with comic books in the 50s so ended up with silly things like putting a Batwoman into Batman comics to make people not think that he and Greyson were in a monosexual relationship.  Boy did that backfire on them. :)

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