Do violent video games promote teen violence?
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Violent video games are being blamed for crimes committed across the nation.
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Shooting in the Dark - New York Times

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Social scientists have been studying and debating the effects of media violence on behavior since the 1950s, and video games in particular since the 1980s.
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Violent Video Games Don't Cause Violence by Bob Englehart

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Violent Video Games Don't Cause Violence, Political Cartoons, Comics, Editorial Commentary on the latest news, politics, cartoon memes and events around the world.
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OPINION | Virtual violence can have real world consequences, but it's still ... - Twin Cities Daily Planet

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Ten-country comparison suggests there’s little or no link between video games and gun murders

Ten-country comparison suggests there’s little or no link between video games and gun murders | Do violent video games promote teen violence? | Scoop.it

The world's ten largest video game markets tend to have some of the world's lowest rates of gun violence - except for the U.S.


by MAX FISHER, Washington Post


The search for meaning is a natural response to any tragedy, and the latest U.S. mass shooting is eliciting questions about, among other things, the potential role of violent video games. After all, with kids and increasingly teenagers spending so much time hammering away at simulated shooters, is it any wonder when they pick up actual guns? Obama campaign adviser David Axelrod lamented on Twitter, “In NFL post-game: an ad for shoot ‘em up video game. All for curbing weapons of war. But shouldn’t we also quit marketing murder as a game?”

But it turns out that the data just doesn’t support this connection. Looking at the world’s 10 largest video game markets yields no evident, statistical correlation between video game consumption and gun-related killings. 

It’s true that Americans spend billions of dollars on video games every year and that the United States has the highest firearm murder rate in the developed world. But other countries where video games are popular have much lower firearm-related murder rates. In fact, countries where video game consumption is highest tend to be some of the safest countries in the world, likely a product of the fact that developed or rich countries, where consumers can afford expensive games, have on average much less violent crime. 


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Do violent video games lead to real violence? | The Columbian

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AKRON, Ohio — Since the Dec. 14 massacre of 20 children at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., mental health experts, the media, bereavement counselors, grieving parents and others have wondered what ...
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