The Violent VideoGame Researchers  BY: Kelsey Sparks, Vincent Wilcox, Allen Hazelwood
How Violent Video Games      Effect Adolescents
●   Argue both sides of the claim    -harmful effects    -positive effects●   AgreementGroup Goal
Vincent - Harmful EffectsAllen - Positive EffectsProject overview
The Harmful Effects of     Video Games on         Adolescents
The Scenario (Bad Timmy)
●     Studies have suggested that exposure to    violent video games increase angry & hostile    feelings while interactin...
●   —Typical  American Teen has seen 200,000    dramatized acts of violence and 40,000    dramatized acts of murder●    Se...
●     Violent Video Games give kids eerie details    on how to perform violent acts●     Story of Michael Corneal●     Vid...
●    Violent Video Games have a lot of harmful    effects on todays adolescence●    Desensitizes Youth to violence●    Inc...
The Positive Effects of     Video Games on          Adolescents
The Scenario (Good Timmy)
Reasons to Play:● Fun● Competition● Leadership Opportunities● Problem SolvingExamination of ViolenceNormal Child Development
Idea that Violent Video Games create Violent Children...So wheres the violence?● Lowest child violence rates in 40 years● ...
Reasons to Doubt Research about how Violent Video Games Affect Children:● Little to Zero Results● Inconsistent Methods● Ig...
Due to:● Normal Child Development● Decreased Violence Rates● Inconsistent ResearchI find it hard to believe violent video ...
The Compromise
Negative                       Positive ●     Violent Video Games     have a lot of harmful      ●   Fun     effects on to...
●   Video games in moderation●   Parent Intervention●   Other activitiesOur Solution
THE END Thank You for Listening!
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The violent video game researchers

  1. 1. The Violent VideoGame Researchers BY: Kelsey Sparks, Vincent Wilcox, Allen Hazelwood
  2. 2. How Violent Video Games Effect Adolescents
  3. 3. ● Argue both sides of the claim -harmful effects -positive effects● AgreementGroup Goal
  4. 4. Vincent - Harmful EffectsAllen - Positive EffectsProject overview
  5. 5. The Harmful Effects of Video Games on Adolescents
  6. 6. The Scenario (Bad Timmy)
  7. 7. ● Studies have suggested that exposure to violent video games increase angry & hostile feelings while interacting with others● 73% of violent video games reward violence as an effective way to handle conflict● Rewarding violence makes kids feel aggressive, violent behavior is rightIncreased Aggression
  8. 8. ● —Typical American Teen has seen 200,000 dramatized acts of violence and 40,000 dramatized acts of murder● Seeing so much violence makes kids more comfortable with violence● Not really phased by seeing or even performing violent actsDesensitized to Violence
  9. 9. ● Violent Video Games give kids eerie details on how to perform violent acts● Story of Michael Corneal● Video Games like COD allow kids to see how to kill in by putting them in the eyes of the killerLearning How to be Violent
  10. 10. ● Violent Video Games have a lot of harmful effects on todays adolescence● Desensitizes Youth to violence● Increases Aggression● Teaches Youth how to be violentConclusion
  11. 11. The Positive Effects of Video Games on Adolescents
  12. 12. The Scenario (Good Timmy)
  13. 13. Reasons to Play:● Fun● Competition● Leadership Opportunities● Problem SolvingExamination of ViolenceNormal Child Development
  14. 14. Idea that Violent Video Games create Violent Children...So wheres the violence?● Lowest child violence rates in 40 years● Chance of child dying in school is 7/10,000,000Decreased Violence Rates
  15. 15. Reasons to Doubt Research about how Violent Video Games Affect Children:● Little to Zero Results● Inconsistent Methods● Ignored VariablesIn 2011, the US Supreme Court claimedinformation too unreliable for a case!Inconsistent Research
  16. 16. Due to:● Normal Child Development● Decreased Violence Rates● Inconsistent ResearchI find it hard to believe violent video games turnchildren violent!Perhaps Timmy can be good afterall!Conclusion
  17. 17. The Compromise
  18. 18. Negative Positive ● Violent Video Games have a lot of harmful ● Fun effects on todays ● Competition adolescence ● Leadership ● Desensitizes Youth to Opportunities ● Problem Solving violence ● Increases Aggression ● Teaches Youth how to be violentRecap of Covered Topics
  19. 19. ● Video games in moderation● Parent Intervention● Other activitiesOur Solution
  20. 20. THE END Thank You for Listening!

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