posted on Jan, 12 2013 @ 12:30 PM
reply to post by Pinke
I'd say again that it can't be called the cause. Saying video game violence causes
an individual to do something they otherwise wouldn't is
absurd. I wouldn't suggest otherwise. So on that, we agree... However, these are a couple sets of data on the topic from the NIH.
By the time they reach age 18, American children will have seen 16,000 simulated murders and 200,000 acts of violence (American Psychiatric
Association, 1998). Media violence can be hazardous to children's health, and studies point overwhelmingly to a causal connection between media
violence and aggressive attitudes, values and behaviors in some children (Congressional Public Health Summit,
That sheer volume isn't what has always been the norm by any means. It simply hasn't been. The rate, violence and brutality of what is on shows around
the clock now is unprecedented. As just one example, the real violent shows (in whatever context the violence was depicted) was generally held to
prime time, which by itself limited the non-stop nature of the exposure today,
It isn't a cause but I just can't see how there isn't some effect in HOW cold or HOW brutal people already predisposed to be criminal tend to be now.
The totally casual disregard for life is growing worse, IMO.
edit on 12-1-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason given)