Nowadays, there has been a heated debate over whether violence depicted in video games can trigger real-world violence. Views on the topic vary greatly. Some believe that video games are harmless, but others are concerned that it might lead to violent behaviors among youngsters.
I agree with the latter, and there are two major reasons. Firstly, unlike TV or books, video games are more interactive, thus those who play video games are more likely to be fully engaged, so they probably are unable to tell the difference between the virtual world and the reality. Secondly, children are not as self-disciplined as adults, video games with violence contents can have negative effects on their developing minds. It is possible that they get aggressive in real life.
From my perspective, it is crucial that the government should regulate the production and sale of violent video games. What’s more, parents should play an active role in creating a healthy environment for their children. Only by doing so can we ensure the healthy development of children.