Updated 08 January 2002, 10.04
Loads of you will have received computer games for Christmas - but experts say they could be bad for you!
Do violent games encourage more violence?
Do you think kids know the difference between fact and fiction?
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Personally, I don't get influenced in any way by computer games so I don't think that buying or receiving violent computer games influences or harms people.
Kriti, 11, Essex
I have got games that are violent but that doesn't seem to make any difference.
Rizwaan, 13, London
I don't think all violent computer games encourage violence but personally I don't like them.
John, 11, Doncaster
Well I think that violent video games aren't bad and they don't influence violence. Smarter people would know that it is just a video game and shouldn't be done in real life!
Rob, 13, Syracuse, New York
I play computer games all the time, it doesn't make me violent in real life, it helps me take anger and stress out in a controlled way. They can also be social if you play with other people on line.
Ben, 13, Leicester
I think that some people can play on these games instead of actually going out and doing it in the real world which is dangerous.
Toby, 12, Peterborough
Some computer games are but they're only for fun!
Dillan, 13, Oxford
I like games and think that when you play computer ones and you¿ve had a bad day, you can take anger and stress out on your games.
Lucy, 11, Edinburgh
I think that violent computer games do make a lot of violence.
George, 9, Woking
I think violent computer games encourage violent activity and young children should not be encouraged.
Sasha, 12, Oxford
People seem to think computer games violence is cool, so they buy the game, it doesn't make them violent - it just makes them addicted to the game.
Tim, 14, Huntingdon
I play games blasting aliens and I still think violence in real life is terrible.
Freya, 10, Bristol
I don't think shooting anyone in a computer game makes an influence on the people playing them.
Sarah, 13, Leeds
People sometimes copy what they see on computers which can be dangerous.
Robin, 11, Edinburgh
Computer games are violent but also fun and after all, they're only computer games.
Jack, 11, Kew
Violent computer games help to relieve stress, as it controls your anger to a fictional character, rather than taking stress out on a real person.
Daniel, 14, Southfields
I don't think they give a bad influence, anyway, younger people aren't allowed the more violent games.
Euan, 12, Glasgow
I don't think shooting is bad unless you think them as real people.
Anna, 9, Norwich
Some are bad some are good, it depends on how much violence there is.
Matthew, 10, Barton-Le-Clay
It's just for fun.
Sian, 9, Naeth
I don't think it makes people violent, it's not real and the people who play the games realise it. Violence usually comes from a bad background not computer games.
Helen, 13, Southampton
I don't think shooting someone in a computer game is bad because it's not really real.
Sophie, 13, Kettering