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Violence in Video Games

Games change, but parents still rule

Computer games are a blessing and a curse for parents. We know exactly where children are when playing them, but worry that what is on the screen is too violent or trivial, wastes too much time or is taking precedence over homework and physical activity.

Sunday, 27 November, 2011, 12:00am

Violent games - to ban or not to

The United States Supreme Court has decided to review a California law which bans the sale or rental of violent video games to minors - teenagers aged under 18.

Supporters of the ban insist that just as the sale of pornographic materials to minors is banned, video games that contain gory, graphic violence should be too.

29 Apr 2010 - 12:00am

Violent video games form a corrosive link in young minds

Further incidents of random murders on school and university premises, in other parts of the world, have met with horrified reactions. But could such a tragedy occur in Hong Kong?

Sad to say, these terrible incidents are no longer rare. Indeed, with recent attacks in Finland and Germany, as well as in their apparent home in the US, it seems the trend is spreading.

18 Apr 2009 - 12:00am

Let's have a debate (2)

This week In a debate, you are trying to prove you are right and your opponents are wrong

The motion: This House believes that violent video games have a negative effect on teenage behaviour

28 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Video games hold hidden dangers

Many young people like to spend their time playing video games these days.

While they may be entertaining and give people something to do in their leisure time, the games can have negative effects on teenagers.

Some teenagers burn the midnight oil playing games instead of using the time to do revision.

15 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Video games entertain and educate if used wisely

Sports, television, pets, toys - people use these to relax after a hard day's work.

Video games also provide entertainment.

Whether they are doing irreparable damage to children is open to question.

Basically video games can make you relax.

8 Dec 1998 - 12:00am

Shooter aims for sprint

Sharp Shooter doesn't leap out of the page on form but he is going to leap out of barrier one and that could make him uncatchable in the tonight's third event.

14 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Shooters right on target

They crawled along the ground, sweeping across the Aberdeen hillside with their rifles, eyes peeled. Messages relayed via walkie-talkies were decoded to give information about their targets.

7 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Fears over video game, violence link

THEY are being described as ''man-eating tigers'' and ''electronic cocaine'' in China. In Hong Kong they are being linked to child suicide. The culprit? The increasingly violent video game.

20 Feb 1994 - 12:00am