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Do video games make children violent? Nobody knows – and this is why...


"In 1976, the driving simulation Death Race was removed from an Illinois amusement park. There had, according to a news story at the time, been complaints that it encouraged players to run over pedestrians to score points. Through a series of subsequent newspaper reports, the US National Safety Council labelled the game β€œgross” and motoring groups demanded its removal from distribution. The first moral panic over video game violence had begun."

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"Prospective Investigation of Video Game Use in Children and Subsequent Conduct Disorder and Depression Using Data from the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children" http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147732

Games give people an outlet.

Violent people are going to be violent people regardless of whether they have access to games.

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