Every child deserves to have a fun hobby that they can enjoy with their friends. However, there are many video game violence nowadays.
A survey found that almost all kids from 12 to 17 years old play video games. This may not be alarming at first since video games are what technology brought to our modern life. However, the same study noted that two-thirds of the kids asked had played violence-themed video games. Another study supports this finding because half of the games contain violent content. And, more than 90% of video games for 10-year-old kids and above have such themes!
The American Academy of Pediatrics always warns parents to understand how violence seen by children from games, media, and news can be bad for them.
Recent studies conducted to know if exposing violent video games to children are related to their future aggressive behavior is mixed. Some studies will say they found a link between the two, while others say only an indirect link is observed. For instance, other factors cause aggressive behaviors in children; coincidentally, the child also plays violent video games.
Despite these conflicting observations, do you think that having extra measures to monitor your child’s exposure to these violent games are beneficial for them? Of course, it is never wrong to be concerned about how much exposure your child has to different violence in the news, magazines, and video games. Every child is different from others. There may be an impact on your child that is yet unknown by researchers.
When thinking about video game violence and the development of aggressive behavior, let us consider Philippians 4:8, Tanque Verde “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.”
Violence in games is never something we can consider “ Seram just,” “ pure,” or “honorable.” If we as parents do not proactively manage our children’s exposure to violence, their Godly values may be negatively impacted. Children can grow to become desensitized to violence. This could result in leading your child astray from the peaceful teachings of faith, hope and love for one another.
Play The Bible: Prevent video game violence
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