Guns or Games? Who's to blame ?
by DiamondChance on November 4, 2014 - 11:51pm
Boys will be boys, but who should we point the finger at for the aggressive behaviour in young males? It’s simple, video games, boys spend hours in front of their gaming consoles, and in doing so they pick up aggressive behaviour and act exactly how the characters in the games would. Video games make it seem so real and they basically teach boys how to use guns. Guns have been around way longer than video games, and it was rarely heard of young men going into schools with the intent of killing or harming others. But since games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto promote violence and aggression, boys get a thrill out of the killings in the video games, and then become influenced by the actions they see in those video games. If I’m not mistaken you must be licensed to own a gun and there are all kinds of precautions that can be taken to make sure that guns don’t end up in the hands of young boys, parents even go to the extreme of putting guns in safes, it’s not the same with video games, they’re accessible to boys of all ages. If video games were less violent, I strongly believe there would be a change in the behaviour of young males.