Dear Hope: Video Games Yes or No?

Dear Hope,Video Gamess
The other day my uncle was telling my mom and dad that teens shouldn’t be allowed to play aggressive videos games. He was trying to convince them to make me stop playing my game. What do you think?
– Gabe

Dear Gabe,
I think it would be nice to live in a world without aggression or violence. Then there would be no reason to even produce these types of video games. But they do exist and will continue to be bought and played.

So many people are against these games because they believe violence brings on violence. They worry you will not have a clear understanding of right and wrong and will lack empathy towards others.

Unfortunately, there have been people who become influenced by what they see. Then they think it’s okay to act on that. The problem is when people get emotionally or physically hurt because someone did what they saw done in a video game.

If you are going to play these types of games it’s about remembering they’re aren’t real. Even if it’s based on reality, it is not okay for anyone to act on it outside of the actual game.

It’s not up to me to decide for anyone whether or not should play these types of games. It is up to you and your parents.

Thank you for being brave and sending in your question.

Dear Hope


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