Children in the modern world we live in are constantly being exposed to violent images on television and on-line with in their own homes. Those who should be responsible for these children’s upbringing, the parents, are allowing this bombardment of violent images to be instilled in the child’s mind from an early age. Having government prohibit the sale of graphically violent and shooter video games to minors will not make a difference in how many children are playing these games or on how violent these children turn out to be in the future. Government control over something like the sale of violent video games to children is pointless because there is too many sources that children are exposed to violence and children are rarely the ones who buy these games for themselves.
Freedom of speech protects the rights of people and artist to express themselves as they like. If government starts censoring every bit of violence that children may become exposed to than most television shows would be censored. If government stops letting children buy these video games none of these children would stop being exposed to violence. For one there is violence in children’s shows such as sponge bob and dragon ball which most parents would not see as violent shows. Also when children are online they can tap into websites with violent games and violent videos such as “you tube”.
Our children have many influences in their lives which may give them access to these games. For example a child may go to an adult cousin or relatives house where they are see them play these games. Children are sometimes taken to an arcade where at least half of those games are shooting or fighting games.
Furthermore we cant assume that children’s violent behavior is solely caused by the fact that they play video games with some shooting in it every once in a while. Violent behavior has come about way before we even had access to any type of video game. Before the shooter video game children where...