Presentation on theme: "Misconceptions of the effects of video games on juveniles"— Presentation transcript:
1 Misconceptions of the effects of video games on juveniles by Christoph Decker
2 The four sections of criticism1 „Playing video games makes people lazy and unfit“„Playing video games makes people dumb and daft2“„Violent video games turn kids into ice cold killers“„Racing games3 turn juveniles into ruthless4 drivers“
3 „Playing video games makes people lazy and unfit“ Sports related video games sell very well.Why don‘t they motivate the youth to get exercise5?How many calories6 does one hour of video gaming use?Why don‘t blame fast food restaurants for overweight7 children?
4 „Playing video games makes people dumb and daft“ PISA: Skandinavia has much better results than Germany.The console ownership8 has nothing to do with the school performance9.Video game playing improves perceptual and motor skills10.It’s confirmed: “action-video-game playing is capable of altering11 a range of visual skills12”.
5 „Violent video games turn kids into ice cold killers“ Desensitisation13 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 distinguish15 between fantasy and reality.
6 The weapons are found lying on the ground Grand Theft Auto 3:The weapons are found lying on the ground
7 Grand Theft Auto San Andreas: The game characters are flaunting16 their weapons openly.
8 „Racing games turn juveniles into ruthless drivers“ If kids are reproducing accidents with their toy cars, that‘s a comparable17 situation.It‘s much safer to act ruthlessly4 on virtual roads than on real roads.
9 Video games – only a convenient18 scapegoat19. I suppose so20 Video games – only a convenient18 scapegoat19? I suppose so20. Thanks for listening.
10 The End 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 SciencesC. Green & D. Bavelier: „Action video game modifies visual selective attention“Michael Zarozinski„Video Game Violence“GTAGaming.comPicture #1GTAReactor.dePicture #2BackgroundNeil ChristieProofreadingThe End