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kid that kills people for fun on video games could be influenced to do the things they see. Children are like sponges they can watch tv and learn the songs from Dora the Explorer and repeat a curse that their parent let slip after they stubbed their toe. With that being said, every kid that watches Dora doesn't become an explorer, and the kids that heard their parts curse do not
3Violence in Schoolscontinue the habit. I grew up with video such as Grand Theft Auto and spent plenty of time playing it, and I have no criminal record or anger management issue. Some people may argue what the shooters at a high school in Columbine, Colorado were motivated by video game violence because the shooters were fans of first-person shooter games and their method of killingwas similar. (Keneally, 2018) Their motive can never indeed be determined, but it doesn't seem to be influenced by video games, it is more influenced by bullying. According to the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, some of the factors that cause aggressive and violent behavior are being the victim of physical abuse or sexual abuse, exposure to violence in the home or community, and exposure to violent movies and video games. (AACAP) Seeing violence can lead to violent tendencies, but it's hard to blame video games for violence among students. The violence that occurs in schools rarely mimics video games. The most common motive among school shooters has been bullying and racial hatred. Studies by the British journal Royal Society, Western Michigan University professor Whitney DeCamp, and international researches could not find a connection between school violence and video games. (Kaufman, 2019) Japan and South Korea is the country in video game sales and have significantly less gun-related homicides than the United States who rank third in sales. (Kaufman, 2019) It's hard to say what the most common denominator for school violence is, but for school shootings, it's a little easier to track. The most infamous schoolshooters in United States history have had various motivations, none of which directly related to video games. The most recent shooters in El Paso, Texas, and Gilroy, California, were both
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Video game controversy, Columbine High School massacre