Remember those kids that were allowed to play with guns, violent video games, etc well all that affected them more than you think.  As kids what we’re allowed to see and play with can cause different behaviors.”Chronic violent video game exposure and desensitization to violence: Behavioral and event-related brain potential data.” Chronic is constantly recurring action or event. As a result, the exposure to violence kids will soon adapt to their environment and live by it and raise their kids with the same violent mentality.  Violent video games play a big role in the youth being desensitized to harsh acts & violent behaviors. Children spend almost half of the time playing games such as Call of Duty, Cops & Robbers & many more instead of Architecture games, spelling bees etc. Kids are no longer taught to play outside, they are now in this make believe world where the game is now reality. Which brings me back to chronic exposure they’ve become desensitized. It’s almost like being so immune to something it doesn’t get the reaction it deserves. “Violent Video Games Can Trigger Emotional Desensitization. … However, a longitudinal study released this week concludes that repeated play of hyper-realistic violent video games desensitized gamers to having emotional responses to acts of violence and numbed their feelings of guilt”.Apr 9, 2016. Repeated exposure to violent video games affects the children’s mind. Playing certain types of video games can have neurocognitive benefits. However, a longitudinal study concludes that repeated play of hyper-realistic violent video games desensitized gamers to having emotional responses to acts of violence and numbed their feelings of guilt. Over time the gamer will begin to care less and less about violent crimes, actions & just violence all around. The number one cause of desensitization is social media.On social media you see a lot of sex, guns, and drugs, which makes it a trend therefore there’s a lot of promoting violence to make it seem”cool”.” A heavy diet of media violence contributes to a societal violence rate that … Surgeon General’s Scientific Advisory Committee on Television and Social Behavior”. So many have experienced violence through social sites. ” In one instance highlighted by the report, a young person had appeared in a gang video filmed outside his home, only for a rival gang to identify the location and turn up one evening to intimidate and cause damage.” That situation could’ve been avoided had it not been for social media being able to share your location, not saying showing his location is what what caused the act of violence but it played a major part. Its been seen constantly from video games to social media violence is occurring rapidly. Violent video games can affects brain activity and different reaction to situations that aren’t supposed to be normal to the the brain. Many researchers have conducted experiments to test the effectiveness of violent video games. The researchers were curious to identify if playing violent video games repeatedly can lead to emotional desensitization.”To conduct the study, the researchers had participants play alternative versions of the same violent game for the first four days. On these days, the character role of the gamer flipped between playing a “moral” (United Nations soldier) or an “immoral” (terrorist soldier).” “To conduct the study, the researchers had participants play alternative versions of the same violent game for the first four days. On these days, the character role of the gamer flipped between playing a “moral” (United Nations soldier) or an “immoral” (terrorist soldier).” As time went by during the experiment researchers seen that the more that violent games were played the less the gamers cared about killing the next player. Gamers became numb to the violence. This numb behavior can be carried into the real world because its so realistic. Many gamers feel that violent games don’t affect them in the real world. Most studies show otherwise. “Through repeated play, gamers may come to understand the artificiality of the environment and disregard the apparent reality provided by the game’s graphics.https://www.google.com/amp/s/apptrigger.com/2017/07/28/violent-video-games-study-emotional-desensitization-may-overstated/amp/”A new paper out of Brain Imaging and Behavior continues the study of the effect of violent video games on the human brain and comes to an interesting conclusion, longtime players of violent video games may not suffer emotional desensitization to violence based on observed neurological behavior. According to a survey of the report from British Research Digest, the researchers concluded there might be a need to rethink the long-held belief in the emotional desensitization of players to violent imagery.” The idea extends the belief that regularly seeing violent imagery may make one more likely to be numb to the reality of what this means in real life.https://electronics.howstuffworks.com/violence-desensitize.htm “Desensitization is a real phenomenon. Therapists use desensitization techniques to help people deal with problems like phobias. By exposing a patient to stimuli that will trigger the fear response in a controlled, supportive environment, a therapist can guide the patient to deal with his or her response. Over time, the patient’s responses become less acute. If the therapy works as it should, the patient will be able to cope with his or her phobia, perhaps even to the point that the patient no longer experiences fear or discomfort when confronted with the subject of he or she fears most.” These help measure and see how violent games impact a person actions, thoughts, & feelings. If a person continues to see violence they will began to believe it’s a normality. Diminished reaction to the effects of violence is adaptive. In comparison to seeing violence on a video game and seeing it in real life the both affect views negatively. Today’s youth have become so immune to violence just because of some of the thing we see and do every day. Not realizing violence is not normal. Resulting to violence will only lead to more and more dangerous behaviors. Video games show how to operate a gun and how to kill when it is time. Social media is nothing but advertisement for violence. Desensitization to violence will continue to happen if we don’t change our way of living.