Remix Project

Jawad Awada

Remix Project ( I chose to deliver a letter to parents that might think there is a link between violent video games and teen aggression) 

Dear Parents,

Well if you are reading this then that means you must have some questions or you might have some assumptions that violent video games cause your teenage children to turn violent. I can totally understand from the parents point of view that sometimes they might get worried about how your children are behaving so they start to make certain assumptions and use it as the reason behind there aggressive behavior. Violent video games is something that is relatively common amongst teens nowadays and it’s something that parents tend to dislike. The first thing thing that parents do when they start to notice there children start to behave in a different way is they looking for anything that makes sense to them as the cause for their behavioral change. Violent video games is the first thing they tend to blame when in reality video games have nothing to do with peoples (any age) behavior. There have been numerous studies that have been done and most studies have been done it different ways but all of them have the same thing in common, the result always comes back showing that there is no evidence that links violent video games to behavior. Studies have been done at places like The University Of Queensland (Australia), along with studies from Forbes and a lot of effort and time was put into these studies to desperately find a connection but they came up short when trying to find a link. No matter who was putting the research together to find a link, they all had the same result at the end. One thing that parents can control though is the type of games children play at a certain age. There are many violent games that have an age limit for a reason and parents should monitor the level of rating of certain games for their young children. There isn’t really much a parent can do when it comes to this situation other than to have knowledge of weather there kids are old enough to play certain games. If your wondering what could possibly be the cause for their aggression if its not video games it might be something they might be dealing with in their personal lives. There is a high percentage of teens that deal with depression and sometimes feel completely lost so those situations can play a big role in their behavior. Even though it might sound crazy video games have a lot of positive effects towards children as it improves coordination, improves problem-solving skills, improves brain speed and much more. As parents I can totally understand for being worried sometimes but all studies show there is no connection and sometimes the cause for behavioral change has a lot to do with how a teenager is feeling on the inside.        

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