Where Do We Go From Here?

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In my last two blog posts, I spoke about the history of moral panics associated with video games and where it has evolved to now with mass media and politicians. It is all well and good to talk about it now but where will the moral panics with video games go from here? Will politicians and the mass media take more responsibility for the crimes happening in their countries and stop using video games as a scapegoat?

It is obvious from my last blog post that mass shootings in America are not caused by the perpetrators playing violent video games. There are many other associating factors that cause people to engage in violent behaviours such as past trauma, mental illness and the idea of copy cat acts (Peterson, Densley, 2019). Another huge point as to why these perpetrators engage in mass shootings is due to the relaxed gun laws…

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