Do you think Video Games are the reason for the recent mass shootings? I find it hard for a healthy teen or tween to transfer a video game to real life but it is certainly possible. My son is 15 and plays these games and when he heard about the controversy he said, “No way would I ever do that!” I have wanted to fly like Superman watching the show, I wouldn’t mind flying the Millenium Flacon if I had the chance and could figure it out. But I would never play a shooting game and then go out and kill like I do on the game.
That is where the mental health aspect of this comes into play. An unstable child may just take the game a little differently. One girl who dated one of the shooters said he was obsesses with Mass Shootings. That’s all he talked about and talked about it like she talked about TV Programs. That’s a red flag.
Here is a story with both points of view.