The Instigator
Tanz76
Con (against)
Tied
0 Points
The Contender
mizkhan
Pro (for)
Tied
0 Points

Children under the age of 10 should not be left home alone

Do you like this debate?NoYes+0
Add this debate to Google Add this debate to Delicious Add this debate to FaceBook Add this debate to Digg  
Post Voting Period
The voting period for this debate has ended.
after 0 votes the winner is...
It's a Tie!
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 12/16/2013 Category: People
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,047 times Debate No: 42458
Debate Rounds (4)
Comments (2)
Votes (0)

 

Tanz76

Con

Children under the age of 10 should be left home alone because children going out alone is worse than children who are left at home because if they go outside they will go anywhere and can get lost in the streets and there can be gangs and crime especially late at night and children can get scared so anything can happen to them whereas if they stay at home, at least they will be safe and parents can call to check up on them. For example, if parents had to go out for maybe an emergency then children can be at home with the doors locked, so they will not go outside anywhere. Therefore, children should be left home alone.
mizkhan

Pro

children under age of 10 should not be left alone at home because if they did any mischief in home...like:open gas stove,putting hands in electric sockets etc..
who will be responsible for the tragedy that will happen?
Debate Round No. 1
Tanz76

Con

Not all children will do mischief, most likely under 6 year olds will be at risk of hazards but many 8-9 year olds can be mature and can stay at home for at least an hour responsibly.
mizkhan

Pro

mizkhan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
Tanz76

Con

Tanz76 forfeited this round.
mizkhan

Pro

mizkhan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
Tanz76

Con

Tanz76 forfeited this round.
mizkhan

Pro

mizkhan forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
2 comments have been posted on this debate. Showing 1 through 2 records.
Posted by bucklebunnie 3 years ago
bucklebunnie
Most states do not have a required age limit listed and I do not believe that they should. This decision should be based upon the ability of the child and the length of time the child would be left home.
Posted by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
False dichotomy. It's not they're home alone, or they're on the streets alone in gangs.
No votes have been placed for this debate.