Presentation on theme: "Misconceptions of the effects of video games on juveniles by Christoph Decker."— Presentation transcript:
Misconceptions of the effects of video games on juveniles by Christoph Decker
The four sections of criticism 1 „Playing video games makes people lazy and unfit“ „Playing video games makes people dumb and daft 2 “ „Violent video games turn kids into ice cold killers“ „Racing games 3 turn juveniles into ruthless 4 drivers“
„Playing video games makes people lazy and unfit“ Sports related video games sell very well. Why don‘t they motivate the youth to get exercise 5 ? How many calories 6 does one hour of video gaming use? Why don‘t blame fast food restaurants for overweight 7 children?
„Playing video games makes people dumb and daft“ PISA: Skandinavia has much better results than Germany. The console ownership 8 has nothing to do with the school performance 9. Video game playing improves perceptual and motor skills 10. It’s confirmed: “action-video-game playing is capable of altering 11 a range of visual skills 12 ”.
„Violent video games turn kids into ice cold killers“ Desensitisation 13 of violence? Sure, but there are also enough other forms of violent entertainment. There has to be an „ambition to kill“ 14. There‘s a big difference between real-life killing and in-game killing. Real killers don‘t act like video game characters do. They can distinguish 15 between fantasy and reality.
Grand Theft Auto 3: The weapons are found lying on the ground
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: The game characters are flaunting 16 their weapons openly.
„Racing games turn juveniles into ruthless drivers“ If kids are reproducing accidents with their toy cars, that‘s a comparable 17 situation. It‘s much safer to act ruthlessly 4 on virtual roads than on real roads.
Video games – only a convenient 18 scapegoat 19 ? I suppose so 20. Thanks for listening.
Sources & Resources Spiegel online „Computerspiele machen dumm“ „Drängeln, rammen, rasen“ „Gehirntraining mit dem Shooter“ „Die verkannten Genies“ University of Rochester, Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences C. Green & D. Bavelier: „Action video game modifies visual selective attention“ Michael Zarozinski „Video Game Violence“ GTAGaming.com Picture #1 GTAReactor.de Picture #2 Background Neil Christie Proofreading The End