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  1. Myth Violent video games causes children to become violent and aggressive.

  2. Myth • Children that are exposed to violent video games are more likely to imitate the actions of the video game character they identify.

  3. Media • Video games such as Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto, God of War , Mortal Combat and etc. have shown numerous violent acts that promoted violence in children in the ages 8-16. The news media, there are constant stories of young children acting out fatal acts of violence. • Stories such as: Grand Theft Auto Blamed After Eight-Year-Old Shoots Grandmother. Child Stabbing Grandmother with Sword after a video game.

  4. Media • This myth was also discussed on the popular show; The Dr Phil Show. On the topic called “Children and Violent Video Games.” Where discussed the effects of violent video games on our nations youth.

  5. Counter Argument • In recent discovery Dr . Christopher Ferguson and Cheryl Olson discovered violent video games are not linked to high-risk teens with symptoms of depression or attention deficit disorder that can lead to violent actions. Researchers actually found that playing video games had a calming effect on the youth instead of creating violent behavior.

  6. Evidence towards counter argument http://readwrite.com/2012/12/31/do-violent-video-games-really-cause-violent-behavior

  7. The statistics above explains that individuals are just adding false information to show that violent video games are the reasoning behind actions instead of putting actual information to why this is.

  8. References • -http://www.pamf.org/parenting-teens/general/media-web/violentgames.html • -http://www.cnn.com/2013/08/25/us/louisiana-boy-kills-grandmother/ • -http://www.drphil.com/articles/article/297 • -http://psychcentral.com/news/2013/08/27/in-new-study-video-games-not-tied-to-violence-in-high-risk-youth/58934.html • -http://readwrite.com/2012/12/31/do-violent-video-games-really-cause-violent-behavior