Does Playing Video Games Really Make You Aggressive?


One of the biggest questions asked among parents is, “Do video games that are violent or have violent content make their own kids more violent?” Many parents are concerned about their kids and don’t want to buy them the video games they want because it is too violent. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth.

One main misconception is that video games are the reason why not just kids, but people in general commit shootings in public places. President Donald Trump even said that violent video games are partly to blame for the mass shootings. However, when you look into, this he couldn’t be more wrong. Parents might think this because when their child is playing a video game and they lose or they make a mistake they might scream in a rage. However, most of the time, it doesn’t go past them screaming loudly, cursing, and maybe throwing their controller on the ground. 

Army soldier using video games to help with his training

Playing video games can also be beneficial to someone’s mental health. When you play video games, many people use this as an escape from school, work, or just life in general. Playing video games can actually help with anxiety, depression, antisocial personality disorder (APD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and Alzheimer’s disease

Playing video games is not as dangerous as many people may think.