CMS News Archives
December 12, 2005
Jenkins Debunks 8 Video Game Myths at PBS
Professor Henry Jenkins has contributed an article at PBS.org debunking eight major myths about video games and their social impact. The myths in question?
- "The availability of video games has led to an epidemic of youth violence."
- "Scientific evidence links violent game play with youth aggression."
- "Children are the primary market for video games."
- "Almost no girls play computer games."
- "Because games are used to train soldiers to kill, they have the same impact on the kids who play them."
- "Video games are not a meaningful form of expression."
- "Video game play is socially isolating."
- "Video game play is desensitizing."