There exist different, controversial ideas about the effects of video games among children in school. Some people believe that these violent games cause aggression in school while other believes that they are not the cause of cruelty in school.
Social psychologists support that aggressive video games promotes aggressiveness in children while scientists oppose this argument. Scientists believe that correlation does not mean causation. Following this discussion, I oppose the views from the scientists and support that aggressive video games promotes violent especially among children.
Violent scripts are addictive for they make children spend most of their time playing them so that they can improve their skills. This addiction increases learning because of repetitive practice. Therefore, children in school tend to manipulate others aggressively as a way of practicing what they have been playing.
The aggressive videos place the participant in the position of the aggressor thus rewarding him the behavior of being violent. They also permit the player to rehearse the whole behavioral script from aggravation to selecting a violent declaration of conflict.
Most psychologists believe that children gain behavior from coping what others are doing. They argue that kids learn by mimicking, observing and adopting behavior. Exposure to video games may with time make children numb emotionally, make them have sleepless nights and nightmares, have a negative effect on their school performance and make them aggressive.
This also applies to playing violent video games. Children tend to put themselves in the feet of the aggressor in the video games making them aggressive in real life situation. Moreover, infants who view a lot of violent scripts have a higher possibility of being violent as a way of solving conflicts. This is because they take an assumption that brutal acts are acceptable behavior.
Violent video playoffs put a perception that the entire world is violent. Therefore, children playing aggressive video playoffs increase fear of being a victim of violence. In that case, they become aggressive for self protection. They also increase the belief of mistrust in others.
This makes it impossible for them to interact with other children in an effective way. It is therefore very crucial for parents to monitor their children behavior and the activities they may be engaging in, possibly encouraging them to play less violent games like driving simulator. It is also important for parents to encourage social interaction among children to facilitate learning which is essential during childhood. Adults should set good examples to children by avoiding watching violent video games in presence of children.
Violent video games have a negative effect not only to children but also to adults. Therefore, one should avoid their addiction so as to avoid cases of violence in the society.