Computer Games


The reason for this survey was the amok run in a German school in spring 2009.
The amok run of Winnenden occurred in the morning of March 11th, 2009. Winnenden is about 20 kilometres to the north-east of Stuttgart.
Tim K. running amok. He entered his former school and killed 10 people
He left the school and killed 5 persons in the streets of the small village. Eleven people – some of them seriously injured – were delivered to hospitals. At the end of his amok run he committed suicide.
They found out that the boy liked computer games. Was that the reason for his doing?

We started a survey about computer games in our schools.


Number "1" for "yes" - "no" let the cell "empty"
Nr.

gender

male
female

age

10 - 13
14 - 16
17 - 20
older
Are you in a sports club?
Do you have a PC?
Do you have a X-Box or Wii etc.?
How long do you play computer games (or X-Box etc) on a day?
1 hour
2 hours
4 hours
more
Do you buy games?
Do you exchange computer games with friends?
Do you borrow games?
Do you load games for free from the internet?
Categories of games - more than one answer is possible
What kind of game do you prefer?
Jump and run
Shooter (War games etc.)
Strategy game
Sports
Racing games (car racing etc.)
Simulation
Puzzle
Adventure
Roleplay
Education
Fantasy
Cards
How do you feel at the end of your game:
calm
restless
sad
angry
nothing
Would you like do be the hero of a game?
With whom do you play?
with friends at your home
with friends over the internet
I only know the nick name of my partner
are you a member of a social network (like Facebook)?
THE SURVEY:

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That was a big surprise for the teachers. Students are playing too long. Has that an influence on the behavior?
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At the end of the survey there was a big surprise again. 82 of 107 students wanted to be the heroes of a game. Is that worrying?


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A lot of questions. But still no answer.
What do you think? Write down your opinion (in English or in your language) and send the answer to your teacher. We will publish some answers in our next newsletter.