Well I'm doing a research paper and I decided to do, do violent games effect children?

I mean personally, I would rather have my kid killing things on a game instead of on the street killing things.

Do I personally believe they do?  Hell no, I used to play resident evil and diablo when I was young and I'm quite harmless needless to say.  Basically what I'm asking is do you guys think video games contribute to how children act?

Anyway I'm just wondering opinions from my fellow gamers.