Do Video Games Cause Violence? The Myth Between Video Games and Violence and How it Affects America's Youth

Project By: Andrew Schreiber

Many Believe that Violence is linked to Video Games
However Video Games do not cause Aggression

Here's the Proof

Over 150 million Americans play video games
Top selling genre is Sports/Family Entertainment
Top games in 2008
All games played

Video Games enhance skills

Studies Say That Video Games Enhance Problem Solving Skills

Improves academics

Improves hand-eye coordination

Most sports require good Hand-eye

Video games cannot be blamed violence

More Games = not effect in crime

Video Games create positive behaviors

Teamwork, Civic Engagement, Kindness
Violent behavior can come from other factors

such as..........


Family Setting


Individual traits and behaviors

61.9% of boys played to 'help me relax,' 47.8% because 'it helps me forget my problems,' and 45.4% because 'it helps me get my anger out.

Kids know between fantasy and Reality

"90% of young males play video games. Finding that a young man who committed a violent crime also played a popular video game, such as Call of Duty, Halo, or Grand Theft Auto, is as pointless as pointing out that the criminal also wore socks" - Patrick M. Markey, PhD

In Conclusion.....

Not this

Picture Sources: Entertainment Software Association, "Essential Facts About the Video Game Industry," 2009

Entertainment Software Association, "Essential Facts About Games and Violence,", 2008

"Teens, Video Games, and Civics," Pew Internet and American Life Project website, Sep. 16, 2008

"Chasing the Dream," Economist, Aug. 4, 2005

Adam Thierer, MA, "Video Games and 'Moral Panic,'", Jan. 23, 2009

Adam Thierer, MA, "Violent Video Games & Youth Violence: What Does Real-World Evidence Suggest?,", Feb. 9, 2010

Created By
Andrew Schreiber


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