Are Video Games Corrupting Kids?

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Are Video Games Corrupting Kids?

Malcom Jensen, Staff Writer

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Video games do NOT corrupt kids. Are they addictive? Absolutely. But at the end of the day, it’s the parents fault.

   If a parent doesn’t want their kid to play a certain game, then they shouldn’t let them play it.

   If a person thinks a video game is a bad example for their kids, then they shouldn’t let them play it, plain and simple. Video games are as bad as you make them.

   It can be seen as  people overreacting about video games nowadays. They all say that video games cause violence and make kids more aggressive.

   That simply isn’t the case, because, according to,  155 million Americans play video games regularly. Approximately 42 percent of Americans play video games at least 3 hours a week. That’s almost half of America that plays video games, and it can be assumed that half of America is not violent.

   Parents like to blame video games for their kids problems. According to, new studies show that playing video games, even violent ones, can actually help your child develop essential emotional and intellectual skills that support academic achievement. Video games can also improve problem solving skills and hand-eye coordination.

   Parents can blame their kids laziness on video games, but the real reason kids are lazy is because their parents let them be lazy. I think the problem here is that parents need to take control of their kids.