Mbw digital leisure activities are evil and must be banned
Digital leisure activities are evil and must be banned.
Most of our friends play video games. Yet, many
parents are afraid that their child may become violent
because of them. Therefore the question arises
whether video games are evil and must be banned.
Keinen negativen Einfluss→ nicht verbannt
Violent gun death nicht korrelierend mit Computerspielverkäufen
First of all/Firstly/On the one hand…
Many people say that video games and violent
behaviour correlate. / … that video games are the
reason for violent behaviour, but that is not the case. A
statistic by Vox shows that actually countries that sell
many video games don’t necessarily have any problem
with violent gun deaths, for example. Instead, the
problem only exists for countries that allow the usage
of weapons, no matter their video game revenues.
Take for example Japan. There, the video games
revenues have been the highest in 2019 compared to
all other countries. Yet, their rate of gun deaths was
one of the lowest. The US, on the other hand, had the
highest rate of gun deaths, whilst their computer game
revenue was lower than in Japan and South Korea,
where the gun death rate was much lower.
On the other hand…
people waste a lot of time with video games, such as
Fortnite, because playing, they forget the time and
don’t even realize that hours or even days have passed.
Some people/many teens forget their responsibilities
while they are playing and might even get addicted to
the video games. Hence, they don’t spend any time
with their parents anymore and also don’t do any
All in all people can waste their time with video games,
but they are not the reason for violence. Of course, it is
always a good idea to structure your leisure as
effectively as possible, but video games can also have a
positive effect for destressing young people. Therefore,
they should not be banned in general.