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Essay heading: Video Games: Toxic To Children
 
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However, venting anger doesn't reduce aggressive behavior at a later time" (Schaffer 2). For example, children who have academic problems may use video games to escape from schoolwork or as a self-esteem booster. For other children, the smallest increase in excitement or arousal can trigger aggressive tendencies which also fuels pre-existing violent behaviors...
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For other children, the smallest increase in excitement or arousal can trigger aggressive tendencies which also fuels pre-existing violent behaviors. "Many players strongly identify with violent characters portrayed in video games. This identification with characters increases the players ability to learn and retain aggressive thoughts and behaviors which can affect real-life circumstances" (Norcia ?Violent' 1)...
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