scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 2,806
Video games will turn 30 years old in 2002 The industry that started with Pong has become a multi-billion dollar worldwide industry The growth of the industry is both matched and driven by the technological advances In a little more than two years video game consoles have gone from processing 350000 polygons per second pgs a measure of graphic and action quality-- to processing 125 million pgs The increasingly realistic and exciting nature of electronic games has helped to make them enormously popular with children and youth 79 of American children now play computer or video games on a regular basis Children between the ages of seven and 17 play for an average of eight hours a week Most of the games on the market are appropriate for these young players and the best of them can bring a lot of benefits Besides being fun some of the games provide practice in problem solving and logic as well as strategizing The growth of electronic games has not been without controversy however The subset of games that feature violence gore and antisocial behavior has raised concern among parents educators child advocates medical professionals and policy makers The implication of games in high profile school shootings has led to congressional hearings government investigations and legislative proposals The intense concern about video and computer games is based on the belief that the ultra violent games are inappropriate for all children and harmful to some This paper will address three issues related to the questions surrounding violent electronic games and children oIs the concern about violent video games justified oThe Federal Trade Commission report on the marketing of M rated games to children oLegislative responses and First Amendment issues Is the Concern Justified Concern about violent video and computer games is based on the assumption that they contribute to aggression and violence among young players That conclusion was originally based on the
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA