space space space space space space Video Games...Dangerous

Here are the yes and no points about if video game are dangerous or not dangerous.

The No

spaceMost studies show that there is no determinable link between violent video games and aggressive behaviour. This was said by the former Surgeon General of the United States after a study on the subject and he found that there was no link that could be scientifically ascribed to connect the two phenomenon.^1^ Many studies are not neutral, and a majority of studies have found little or no connection, and these include studies from the British Medical Journal, ^2.^ and the Journal of Adolescent Health.
spaceVideo games are no more violent than some literature, movies and plays. Like these forms of expression, video games do not soley take the form of action / violent titles - there are games where you can peacefully solve problems, solve mysteries and, in one instance, merely walk around a baron island doing nothing but taking in the view. Mature humans can understand fictious violence and are intelligent enough to understand that it is, indeed, purely fiction. If video games promote violence, so do all forms of art at some stage.

The Yes

spaceA study for the American Psychological Association's Journal of Personality and Social Psychology concluded that video games can increase a persons aggressive thoughts, feelings and behavior. Their findings were that "students who reported playing more violent video games in junior and high school engaged in more aggressive behavior. The study concluded that video games are more harmful than than violent television and movies because they are interactive, very engrossing and require the player to identify with the aggressor.
spaceVideo games mean that the children playing them are not getting any physical activity. Yet it is easy to be eating junk food and drinking soft drinks while playing. This leads to a result of little activity and high calorie intake so increasing obesity.

external image DangerSign-Small-opt-150x150.png
external image shift_ESRB.jpg

Check out these site for more:
Video Games Not Dangerous
Video Games Are Dangerous

Video Games Prompting Violence?