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they should blame the parents of that child.... its simple
Dead on. It's the parents fault for being bad parents. I'm sure there are cases where the kid had good parents and still did something like this, but overall, it's lack of good parenting.
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There is probably (at least partly) a genetic basis for unprovoked acts of violence committed by children, adolescents and adults. Some people must be more predisposed to violent behaviour than others.

In most circumstances, I would suggest that it is a combination of genetic predisposition, embryonic development, childhood upbringing, nutrition, education and social influences that, in the requisite proportions, lead a person to committing unprovoked, irrational acts of violence.

To blame video games alone, or to suggest that they are predominately responsible for unprovoked, irrational acts of violence carried out by children and others is to vastly oversimplify the issue and in it's self demonstrates an astounding depth of ignorance.

As mentioned by others in this thread, there are many sources of violence in the media, available to all ages of people in society. Why just pick on video games? What about rap music that glamorises violence, or violent movies and television shows? What about adult horror novels that feature graphically described acts of violence? Even cartoons feature violence... If exposure to violent media really is the sole impetus for people to commit unprovoked, irrational acts of violence, I sincerely doubt that video games are the most influential form of it.

The greatest sadness is that these people, who espouse these puerile theories about the links between violence and video games are actually given any credence at all. They are, in my opinion, ignorant crackpots, who simply blame what they don't understand.

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I jsut thought of a good analogy.

A kid kills somebody.

He also is known to drink water.

Does that mean the all killers drink water?

WEll...yes, actually.

But does that mean that all people that drink water are killers? No, because everyone drinks water.
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i dont understand how you can blame the parents when today parents dont have any power...they are held hostage by kids, you cant behave your kid when hes throwing a fit because he cant get a toy and he calls 911 and says he gets abused because little Timmy didnt get a PS3 this christmas
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i dont understand how you can blame the parents when today parents dont have any power...they are held hostage by kids, you cant behave your kid when hes throwing a fit because he cant get a toy and he calls 911 and says he gets abused because little Timmy didnt get a PS3 this christmas
Yeah, that is called lack of good parenting. Kids are not born that way, they grow up to be lilke that. Good parents don't have children that do that crap.
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Yeah, that is called lack of good parenting. Kids are not born that way, they grow up to be lilke that. Good parents don't have children that do that crap.
yeah, good parents have children like me.
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I jsut thought of a good analogy.

A kid kills somebody.

He also is known to drink water.

Does that mean the all killers drink water?

WEll...yes, actually.

But does that mean that all people that drink water are killers? No, because everyone drinks water.
OH *****
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I jsut thought of a good analogy.

A kid kills somebody.

He also is known to drink water.

Does that mean the all killers drink water?

WEll...yes, actually.

But does that mean that all people that drink water are killers? No, because everyone drinks water.
I can see your logic. The people who make these kinds of associations aren't thinking it though logically though...

If every aspect of every killer's life were analysed in minute detail, there are probably many trends that can be found among them. Perhaps killers have a diet that is particularly high in one or other type of food, perhaps they tend to share a certain type of religious belief, perhaps they all watch a certain amount of television each day and perhaps most of them dislike broccoli..?

The problem is, as you have suggested, that these trends among killers need to be viewed in the broader context of society as a whole. If analysed, no doubt millions of people live a very similar lifestyles to most killers. Most non-violent people (for example) probably eat the same type of food, watch the same television shows, play the same games and enjoy the same sports as the vast majority of killers, but none of those similarities, have made the vast majority of non-violent people, into violent killers.

Perhaps there is something in the mirror neurone theories that can partly explain the (tenuous at best) link between violent video games and real world violence, but as said, if they are solely responsible, society and the world in general will have to change radically before any positive effects could be realised. Also, even if mirror neurones do create a type of trained behaviour, self control would nullify their "training" from ever becoming reality.

The problem is far more complex than these outspoken, anti-violent-video game extremists would suggest. Most of the time however, these people are simply jumping on an opinion poll bandwagon to gain political support among the electorate. If the opinion polls suggested people were concerned about giant, sentient, mutant carrots ruling the world, that would be the issue a lot of these people would be dealing with... Shallow, power-hungry so-and-so's that they are...

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Have you ever seen DDR kids at a club. its painful.
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Video games, music, movies, etc., all get blamed by parents because the parents can't live up to the fact that they didn't do their job. If they had taught their children properly, this wouldn't have happened, but of course they can't blame themselves, or that means they would have to accept responsibility for their own incompetence!
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