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mikicat10
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KimJongPingPong
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Children should have more limited screen use

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Started: 9/3/2013 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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mikicat10

Pro

The way kids play has changed over the years. Are these changes really that good?
I'm challenging someone to say that screen time for children is actually beneficial.....
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KimJongPingPong

Con

Ok, let me start off by saying you are stupid. Its good for children to play computer gams because it stimulates how real life is and teach them how to surive in real life. It also teach them gun skills, so if there wll ever be a ww3, then they are prepared. Also children learn to concetrate, which is good.
Debate Round No. 1
mikicat10

Pro

Those games are staged scenarios. They do not develop in any way skills. Furthermore, is it really good for children to learn gun skills in a world becoming peaceful? NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Before the technology age children played together doing simple things like
climbing trees, skipping, marbles, hide and seek...
and things like this. These games were free, cheap and kept you fit.
Whereas today " we still do these things sometimes....
but the most popular type of play is screen based.
Things like X box, DS, Wii, Computer and TV.
These things can be quite exciting and interesting. Some can help you to learn. But this type of play is not necessarily all good.

There are some negative things about electronic games:
They are expensive and you need to buy more and more games.
It is not always very social. You don"t learn good talking and listening (social skills)
Restrictive with how many can play with you, so it is easy to feel left out.
KimJongPingPong

Con

Before video games, children would climb trees, play american football, beat eachother up, drink alcohol and do drugs in order to beat some time. All of those things are dangerous and its much better they do that in games, in a safe way. Games can't harm them. Its drug use vs gaming, whats better?
Debate Round No. 2
mikicat10

Pro

Evidence shows that gaming actually causes must of that behaviour you suggested. Young children will play video games which include not abiding by the law which makes them more likely to do it in the future.......
Video games also waste a lot of time, that could be used for learning useful things. They tend to put children off their homework and result in a decline in their grades. video games do not develop life skills, while school does
I think it is important that screen play is limited so that we can live our life in a more active, interesting and creative way.
KimJongPingPong

Con

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