Thu Nov 10, 2016 9:9AM
 Video games and violence
Video games and violence
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Playing video games has become a popular activity for people of all ages. Video gaming is a multi-billion-dollar industry, bringing in more money than movies and DVDs.

On average, girls spend more than an hour per day playing video games and boys spend more than two hours. Teens often spend even more time than younger children.

Video games have become very sophisticated and realistic. Some games connect to the Internet, which can allow children and adolescents to play games and have discussions with unknown adults and peers.

While some games have educational content, many of the most popular games emphasize negative themes and promote the killing of people or animals, the use and abuse of drugs and alcohol, criminal behavior, and disrespect for authority and the law, to name a few.

In this edition of Press Plus, we will see how violence in video games desensitizes children’s conception of violence and leads to misbehavior.