Violent video games dont make violent people
Video games have been at the end of the media's sword for a while. With such shootings like the Sandy Hook massacre being blamed on the first person shooter Call of Duty, after a while this case was dismissed, this has happened in multiple cases before, people make connections such as because the killer played a game that set him off, which is wrong.
An issue with this argument with this is that if it were true and games turned us into bloodthirsty, drugged up, psychopathic murderers wouldn't we all be like that? the game "Grand Theft Auto V" recently came out and it sold 29 million copies, so hypotheticlly there are now 29 more murderers that could be disguised as that bin you see or that boy across the street, which I severely disgree with this. I have played the game and I enjoyed myself, since playing it (and other violent video games) I haven't killed anyone, hurt anybody or found myself wanted to pick up a gun and leave my school with the bodies of my classmates on the floor, neither have any of my friends as far as I can see. That's just one game, there must be hundreds of thousands games with extreme gore and violence, so again hypothetically there would be a lot more murders in the world.
I don't believe the to be completely untrue, but it brings up more issues. Yes children are much more susceptible to believe the things they see on a screen than most people, but that falls down to parenting. If the parents let the children play the games then it's their responsibility. There is a rating system for a reason, in the United Kingdom, for example it goes 3 years old through to 18 years old and the game box there is always information on why this game has this rating like drug use, sex, language, gambling and each of these has subgroups as well such as extreme violence and simulated gambling (not using any real life currency) I do believe however that a parent should put it into context, such why the violence...