Video games cause rising youth violence, reports top cop

Violent Xbox video games are being fingered by a top police officer in New Zealand as a possible cause of rising violence among young people.

Superintendent Bill Harrison, national manager of police youth services, says at a youth offending conference in Wellington on November 27 that youth violence rates have jumped in the past two or three years throughout the Western world, coinciding with the rise of new products such as the Xbox. Harrison provides statistics and arguments.

However, Auckland University psychologist Dr Ian Lambie said violent video games had no effect on most people.

[ by Simon Collins for The New Zealand Herald on November 28, 2007 ]

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timmyrulz3915d ago

Kids are mental because parents would rather go out getting tanked up rather than look after them properly, bothparents have to work most of the day to live comfortably rather than look after their kids properly, women can no longer cook, clean or look after the kids properly because of the 2 points mentioned prior, human right nob heads tell us we cant disciplin our kids as we are doing so against their human rights, and finally nelson mandella was released from jail, as cool of a guy he is, he was still a terrorist and he gets to be in charge of a county, how does that work out?

Leathersoup3915d ago

Rock music has caused an increase in demon sightings and possessions!!!!