Violent games create violent offenders, by that logic those that play Madden expertly should be going to the NFL. The games youth play these days have changed just as the world has changed that doesn’t mean we can shuffle the blame off on a violent video game.
In the article “Violent Media Is Good For Kids” Gerard Jones makes the point to explain how the video games provide an out for some children rather than it be the tipping point. Personally I have never been around the progression of a violent offender but violence in the media is not the sole cause more like a saving grace Jones says,”Through immersion in imaginary combat and identification with a violent protagonist, children engage the rage they’ve stifled, come to fear it less and become more capable of utilizing it against life’s challenges” The violence that is seen or played through the video game can help save a life as weird as that sounds. Those games let kids connect and find their niche in life.
It’ true that some cases don’t turn out as well as we all hope but the truth is its not the games but how the child is raised and what they are taught about right and wrong.