posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 06:27 AM
reply to post by Sinter Klaas
There has always been wars since the dawn of time... However, violence against one own community (in the developed world) by gangs of teenagers,
although not unheard of years ago, has hit epidemic proportions.
The problem is not that of media alone, but it does contribute... Breakdown in the family unit, softening of laws and punishments, poor schooling,
along with the fact that violent media desensitises the young to graphic violence, all contribute to the mess we have now.
Anyone who says that TV/Video games have no effect on peoples behaviour is naive... Why do you think companies use this format to advertise products?
Would they spend millions of dollars/pounds every year if it had no effect??
The effect is subtle, and it affects different people to different degrees, hence why you get people who shout "But i play GTA 3 every day and i
don’t stab old ladies"
Video games do not make children run straight out of the house and go on a stabbing spree... But it does soften the psychological blow of real violent
experiences. We are meant to be shocked by violence!!
Furthermore, exposure to violence, and porn, is like a drug... When exposed to these types of image it stimulates areas of the Brain and generates a
temporary high... leaving the viewer/user wanting more after a few hours. There have been many research projects into this area and most of them draw
the same conclusions... i cab provide links if people are interested...
I, sadly, am a video game junkie... but i still see it for what it is... I believe that you get two types of junkie... the one who recognises that
there is a problem... and the one who does not!