Information on teen dating violence
Ever since video games first came out, questions about whether or not they are potentially harmful have surfaced.
In the latest round of questions regarding the effects violent video games have on teens, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade, and Consumer Protection in the United States House of Representatives held a hearing on how better to help inform parents of the violent nature of some video games.
Included in the testimonies were accounts of how violent video games can lead to teens actually committing acts of violence in real life.
Controversial issue The issue of violent media, especially video games, is rife with controversy.
This can lead to aggressive and violent behavior in real life, carrying out fantasy behavior experience through the video game.
A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health examined the potential association between a spectrum of childhood adverse experiences and physical violence in relationships before age 21 for both members.
The subjects were asked questions about violence in their adolescent relationships, as either victim or perpetrator, and their childhood surrounding twelve different adversities: parental death, parental divorce, long-term separation from parent, parental mental illness, parental substance abuse disorder, parental criminality, inter-parental violence, serious physical illness in childhood, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, and family economic adversity.
It is important to note that although male and female adolescents do not differ in "overall frequency of violence in dating relationships," females are subject to "significantly higher levels of severe violence".
This fact begs the question of whether abuse should be evaluated based on “severity” and how that can and should be measured, or if all abuse should be considered equally harmful.