Dear Politicians: Stop Trying to Make Video Games Your Scapegoat

Dear Politicians: Stop Trying to Make Video Games Your Scapegoat

FICTIONAL VIOLENCE IS NOT THE CAUSE OF VIOLENCE IN AMERICA

In the wake of the tragic, Valentine's Day mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. politicians are trying to pin scapegoat video games. This is the 18th school shooting in the U.S. so far this year and it's only February. Media pundits, politicians, and some psychologists often link violence in video games to increased violent tendencies, bullying, school shootings and violence toward women. Critics like to suggest that video games like Grand Theft Auto and Call of Duty are leading to the increase in violence in the United States and increased aggression in children.

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