It is clear from the literature that the effect of video games on the college campus is both positive and negative. Video games can certainly lead to negative effects such as social isolation and increased aggression, but they are going to remain a part of college culture for the foreseeable future.
In another study which considers available research on media violence, several relevant conclusions were reached (Anderson, et al., 2003). It was found that there are “sufficient studies with sufficient consistency” to back up several important findings (Anderson, et al., 2003, p. 93). Video game violence is linked to aggression in the short term. Cross-sectional studies have been able to show a correlation between long term exposure to video game violence and real world violence. A few longitudinal studies are also able to suggest that video game exposure has long term effects on aggression. It should be noted that Craig Anderson, one of the authors of this study has been criticized for overstating the data on video games and its link to aggression and violent behavior (Block & Crain, 2007).
The Effects of Violent Video Games on Behavior
Claim: Violent video games in which humans are being harassed, physically harmed, killed, sexually assaulted, or contain elements of drugs should be banned for children under the age of 18, because they may increase violent behavior and have a negative impact on their moral development.
Play Video Games, It’s Good For You – An Argument Essay
parents must take control
Harvard Mental Health Letter: Violent Video Games and Young People- parents have become increasing worried about the effects of gaming on their children that they sought help
A Plea for Caution: Violent Video Games, the Supreme Court, and the Rule of Science(Schwarzengger v.