Violent video games have become the norm in our society. The internet and smart phones give everyone instant access to all sorts of these types of games and activities that present and glorify unacceptable and, in most cases, unlawful acts and behavior where there are no consequences. For a small percentage of people, this influence can become more than just a game — it can become an alternate reality. The Internet has also created another area where young people and people in general are trying to fit in and be accepted. We call this social media. This technology era has also created a 15 minutes of fame, look at me society that some people will do anything to pursue. I would call all of this, at least in part, one of the pieces to the puzzle of why. … [Read more...] about To the editor: What has changed?
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