>My point in bringing up PaintBall and other games that simulate violence is to consider that the GAMES the kids are being exposed to may be a catalyst to imagining going further then their computers, etc. More outside activities would get them away from those computers, yet you have seen the movies being put out, again showing violence in most cases.
Thats for parents to decide and control what their kids are doing and watching, the rest of us aren't there to do that for them. If people constantly pay attention to their kids and use the technology to their advantage in showing them how these movies, video games, music aren't real life and how they aren't how people should act in real life. It doesn't take a technological genius to monitor every thing done on a computer. Cell Phones are a bit harder but that's why parents need to instill the proper values in their kids and have a proper relationship that they can communicate if something is off.
Parents need to monitor there own children's maturity on what they should be watching and doing.
People need to stop blaming movies, video games, music and everything like that for comments and violence from teenagers etc. I'd bet 90% of people these days were exposed to the same things they were with video games/music/movies (or possibly worse, in real life) at some point while they were going up, and they aren't making these kinda statements or taking violent action. It's all about how mature the person is and how they understand that the actions depicted about in movies, music and video games AREN'T REAL.
"Yet, very commonly, after young males commit high-profile acts of violence, politicians and news media may speculatively “link” such crimes to violent video games or other violent media. Such claims are not based on research evidence and these claims may distract society from more substantive causes of violence, such as poverty, lack of treatment options for mental health as well as crime victimization among the mentally ill, and educational and employment disparities." - Source - http://nymag.com/scienceofus/2017/05/psychologists-stop-blaming-mass-shootings-on-video-games.html
Now you maybe correct in some cases, that there MAY be a correlation but not enough to prove that in actual research. Adults and parents lead the way for these kids, they have them (in a lot of cases) from birth and show them how they should act in life.
*****The parents(or caring adults) are a major key in tackling this issue and bullying in general.*****
Technology has made these issues more evident and sometimes much easier for people to spot, but these things have sadly existed long before technology was as it is today.
***I'm not meaning to cause such a ruckus on such a serious issue but blaming these things is just not totally correct, and we don't need anymore "big gossip web" without taking some time to research.***
Also if that's how you wanted to state it in your original comment, then I wish you would have put it that way because that is clearly not how it came off in reading to me and I bet alot of other people.
Anyway, this issue is serious and I hope a proper resolution comes to it soon and whatever needs to be done to make sure no one makes comments or actions like this again. Schools really could be another big key in this.
More outside activities? maybe an outdoor non school sport such as paintball?