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Writing the College Essay 4401 Should the government restrict violence in video games Violence in video games seems to be growing stronger with each passing day But the main question should be Who should be responsible for what our children play A percentage of people will argue that violence in video games leads to violent behavior For this argument I will give evidence that this point is invalid I will also point out specific reasons why the government shouldnt restrict video game violence any further First off I would like to address the opposing view on the subject People will argue that violence in video games desensitizes and makes kids more prone to become violent themselves In the June 19 2000 issue of Newsweek magazine the results of its Live Vote online poll which asked Do violent video games encourage violent behavior are published According to the 6629 respondents 12 selected Yes and they should be banned 21 selected Yes and they should be restricted to players over 17 58 selected No theyre just games 9 selected Im not sure but I wouldnt let my child play them anyway Also another poll was taken over the phone for 1000 adults The question was Although there may be many explanations for juvenile delinquency and violence among todays youth which of the following do you think has the most influence-movies television comic books video games or family The results were 1Family 2Television 3Movies 4Video Games 5Comic Books 6Other So according to the polls violence in video games is a small portion and shouldnt be as major a problem as family life We shouldnt be so easy to point our fingers at video games and say that violence is happening due to the violence in the video games they play Parents should monitor their kids and then based on what their beliefs are should decided whether the games
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