Mark Foster has worked in the gaming industry for more than five years as a writer, editor and presenter. He is the current gaming editor of one of the biggest gaming news sites in the world, GAMINGbible. Starting gaming from a young age with his siblings, he has a passion for understanding how games and tech work - but more importantly, how to make them safe and fun.See more from Mark Foster
Do Video Games Actually Cause Violent Behaviour?
This week's free online safety guide focuses on Video Games and whether they cause violent behaviour. The guide takes a look at how to tackle a range of potential risks such as violent and mature themes, screen time and mental wellbeing.
A free online safety on Video Games and whether they cause violent behaviour.
Since the dawn of video games there have been questions asked about their potential link to violent or disruptive behaviour in people, and in particular, young people. These questions certainly haven’t been without merit; violent content and graphics seemingly get more and more common as technology progresses. But what’s the truth when it comes to the science? Thankfully, in today’s age we actually have a much more solid idea of what the link between the two looks like, and whether or not we should be concerned. In this guide, we’ll look at the arguments both for and against the idea that video games cause violent behaviour.
In this guide, you'll find tips on a number of potential risks such as violent and mature themes, screen time and mental wellbeing.