Do video games make people violent?

News   •   Dec 11, 2012 20:23 UTC

Could something similar happen in China, where many people are fans of these violent virtual worlds? Professor Sun Baohong from the Institute of Youth and Juvenile Studies at Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences (SASS) asserts that the Norwegian case is not very likely to be repeated - at least not in China.

“Firstly, firearms are strictly controlled in China. Secondly, the essence in that extreme case is that the individual completely confused reality with the virtual environment. In any country, that kind of extreme case is rare."

"If social education can be introduced in a timely manner, it is possible to prevent the violence from taking place. In our social survey, it is also evident that even though some Chinese youngsters have a violent mentality, they are still able to effectively control their behaviors in most cases.”

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