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15th March 2005
Orchidea;4784480The anti-social kids (also called as nerds lol)
I lol'd at how you just magically made those two things equivalent.
I'll keep this short, as we've had this topic time and time again. Video Games can't be given as the reason why various Teens etc go and with knives, and guns, and shoot and stab people (among other things). There are a LOT of people who play Video Games. Most of them can play a game, and they know, that it is just that: a game. Those that actually take gaming in to real life have mental issues and need help.
Orchidea;4784480Not being social makes kids mad. not the games. The anti-social kids (also called as nerds lol) who dont spend time with friends (if they have any) seem more likely to go insane and shoot people than us...
That sounds worse than Jack Thompson's rationale really. First off, you're doing some heavy labeling. Some kids just don't associate as much as others do. In fact often it's the immaturity they see in the shallow ways the go with the flow crowd involve themselves with that causes it. Labeling them as nerds, introverts, geeks, anti-social, etc, is more likely to cause them to snap than their own behavior by far. In fact that has been a documented cause of such incidents over and over. Sure some might have mental instability to begin with, but the labeling, teasing, shunning and cruel remarks is what often sends them over the edge.
The phrase, "If you don't have anything nice to say, don't say anything at all" comes to mind here. And here's a frightening thought, with all the budget cuts due to the recession, one thing that's being talked about in my area is taking security officers out of schools. In the end, after the blood has spilled, most see only the assailant as the guilty party. It would be nice if people would look at the big picture and examine the cause of such social tragedies. The more popular and socially active kids in schools are often more into their cell phones than speaking out for outcasts being accosted for no reason, yet they are quick to judge them after they've snapped and committed a horrible crime.
I play games to relax and relieve stress. I dont form real world plans based on video games. Im not going to go to Africa and become a merc just because Far Cry 2 was so much fun.
It is the morons who blend the video game world with the real world.
And thank god its those same morons who have no idea how to use a weapon. They try to shoot up a school with a SMG and wound 2 people.
Voice of joy and sunshine
26th May 2003
Sociology;4783496Tell Me Your Thoughts
Kill Kill Kill. BLOOD, BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GOD.
Seriously what did you expect? If I was negatively affected by video games I’d hardly say so. As far as the statistical data goes, do your own homework.
it depends on the context, interpretation, and a host of other factors that have a larger effect themselves than the particular influence. In this case, the influence was media, and I think that real factors actually influence violence more, such as home, financial, social