DID YOU KNOW?
First-person shooting or FPS games are very common in every household console. It is one of the most played games by teenagers and young adults. Yet, more lawmakers in the U.S. are blaming these games for the shooting crime incidents that happened in the past. According to CNN, there have been 15 school shootings in the US this year alone as of May 2019. And the victims and suspects are aged 25 years and below.
But, did you know that the latest study shows that violent video games are found not to be associated with adolescent aggression? Yes, it was stated by the researchers in Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford that they did not see links of violent behavior in teenagers despite their exposure to violent video games. So, it does not necessarily mean that the child will be aggressive just because he or she is playing shooting games like Fortnite and other SWAT games. Previous studies also backed this research and informed the people not to be worried if their child spent much time playing these kinds of games because it only entertains them and not affects them psychologically. At the end of the day, it is still the parents' obligation to guide their kids and teach them how to become a responsible person.