The Instigator
dunzy96
Pro (for)
Losing
3 Points
The Contender
TheBellamyist
Con (against)
Winning
9 Points

Children should be limited on how long they can watch television.

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TheBellamyist
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/16/2010 Category: Technology
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 2,415 times Debate No: 12766
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dunzy96

Pro

Television is causing more and more children to waste there childhood inside instead of going outside and experiencing proper childhood. Some children watch television for so long that it causes health and social problems. The health problems have been very clear for many years. It causes childhood obesity and visual problems. But the social problems are a bit harder to see. Children who don't go out with there friends gain serious social, they become unable to interact with other human beings and this can cause serious problems in later life. If television had a limit to it then children would not suffer these problems as they would have to go outside. There is a loophole however, they might not go outside they might still stay inside and do other things. This would mean that the parents would have to make the children go out. But if the children had a limit from all forms of screens they would at least not suffer physical problems and probably not the social problems either.
TheBellamyist

Con

I disagree with my opponent in the fact that television should be restricted in some capacity to children. I think that children should be able to do what they want, to some extent. I assume that by "going outside" my opponent means doing things like playing sports, riding bikes/roller blades/skateboards, or other outdoor activities. If a child wants to play a sport, they play sports. If they want to ride bikes or draw with chalk, they do so. If they enjoy watching TV more than doing these things, they should be free to do so, as long as they are aware that what they are doing may be physically/mentally damaging to them. One may argue that they are not, and that parents hold the responsibility to protect them from these consequences, but they are only pulling their children away from what they enjoy most. One may also argue that children never play outside enough to rightfully decide which activity they enjoy most but in most cases, this is obviously false.

I encourage voting con.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by vivalayeo 6 years ago
vivalayeo
I agree with Pro that children spend to much time indoor's wasting away on the newest technology. When I was growing up, I was never in the house. It really is a matter of opinion though. Neither argument was terribly convincing, neither had sources, neither had statistic's, and with on debate round, there is no chance for refutation.
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