The Effects of Violent Video Games on Children

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The 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.
While video games may constitute free speech of a kind that is protected in liberal democratic societies, the question of freedom has to be balanced against the effect that such games have, particularly on children. After all, since there are stringent restrictions on tobacco and alcohol banning their marketing and sale to children, there is a convincing case to be made that violent video games should be regulated much more...
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