Negative Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

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Negative Effects of Violent Video Games on Children
Introduction
The world has come a long way since the days of the first innocent video games, such as Pong and Pac-Man. Today, video games are as likely as not to be ultraviolent experiences, complete with firsthand depictions of murder, mutilation, and even sexual abuse.
Video games may constitute free speech of a kind that is protected in liberal democratic societies. As my audience is likely to be students and people otherwise connected to that most liberal of all pursuits, education, it is likely that my argument will sound distasteful to you. After all, it sounds as if I am trying to curtail an activity that is both a pleasure and a right, making me either a curmudgeon or a tyrant....
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