Some people think that violent video games have an impact on a person’s brain, affecting their way of thinking. I agree. Have you ever heard of the game GTA (Grand Theft Auto)? This game is violent and changes your view of the real world. Recently, on August 6th 19 year old teenager (Polwat Chinno) who was addicted to GTA : Grand Theft Auto, stabbed a taxi driver to death. He then stole the taxi and tried to drive. The taxi driver’s son is suing the T-Rated game for the effect that it had on a teen and will have on future children and teens. It is now off the shelves of many stores in Bangkok and those stores that are selling GTA will now be fined 200,000 baht. I have asked a few students at middle school for their opinions about GTA and if it affects them in any way.
Robbie said, “It’s a really fun game and I think that it will not have any bad influences on me in the future.”
Afek said calmly, “I think that it’s a violent game, but it’s AWESOME. It’s not like I’m going to go outside and do some bad stuff!”
Tim said, “It’s a fun game and it won’t influence kids to go replicate the actions of the characters in the game”
There are millions of people around the world that play GTA and very few go out and commit crimes. If you think about it most of the crimes committed in the world probably aren’t caused by violent games. People say the GTA creators should have thought of the things that could happen. But they did! Before the game even starts it states the warnings of the game and that it shouldn’t be responsible of any act of violence in the real world. So what do you think about GTA? It’s your decision. Should it stay or should it go?
Ethan and Christian