Playing video games has become one of the favorite pastimes of young people in recent years. The gaming industry has seen a rise like never before and the virtual worlds it offers are more numerous, complex, realistic and more appealing with each passing year. I don’t think it would be an exaggeration to say that most video games contain an element of violence or aggression. This has raised some concern with parents fearing that their children might be negatively affected if exposed to said violence. While I agree with this idea to some extent, meaning that small children should not play violent games, I believe that kids acquire discernment relatively early in life and from that point on it is ok to let them play mildly violent games and as they mature, to move on to more graphic content. I say that because I believe children can tell the difference between a game and reality much like they can tell the difference between a story in a book or a movie on TV, and real life. We…
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