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Zhanybek_A
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Mariya
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Do child beauty pageants influence children ?Should child beauty pageants be banned?

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Started: 3/12/2013 Category: Society
Updated: 4 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Zhanybek_A

Pro

All around the world parents are putting their children into beauty pageants. Most people when they think of a child beauty pageant, they think of the glamour, big hair styles, beautiful clothes and the over the top make up jobs for the child. A child beauty pageant is a competition between little girls that is based on their talent, beauty, personality and question and answer portions.Today it have become more popular with every passing day. It is a very important issue because really pressure of the pageant itself can lead to serious self esteem issues and other psychosomatic issues. Children beauty pageants should consider a psychological health risk for young children and their childhood.
Beauty pageants are bad for children. They encourage children to grow-up too fast. The children are made to undergo preposterous sessions of grooming, wherein their eyebrows are plucked in order to be shaped, their hair is styled and colored, and their teeth are bleached. The child's natural beauty is often hidden and her innocence marred beneath plastic smiles, tanned skin, and false eyelashes and teeth.Competing in these events very young children are taught very early that their only value comes from their appearance and the way they look.Participating in such competition deprives the children of their childhood. I think that child beauty pageants should be banned.
Mariya

Con

Yes, it is very important issue. But I think that child beauty pageants should not be banned. It has some positive sides too. For example: child beauty pageants give opportunity to children to show their talent and beauty. And helps children overcome their shyness and stage fright.
Debate Round No. 1
Zhanybek_A

Pro

Thank you for accepting my challenge.
Of course,there can be some positive things. But beauty pageants can really harm a child. The child has to spend several hours practicing and it can badly impact on their education. They don"t go to school and miss out a lot of lessons. And it is hard to catch everything then. Participation in shows reflected on children"s education. Also, the participation in beauty pageants is expensive. The expenses include fees for participation, training programs, accommodation, and hair and make-up services by a professional. It is very sad that parents prefer to spend money on all these things, rather than on their children"s education. children who participate in beauty contests are also more likely to act snobbish and superior with other kids of their own age group. They may begin to look down upon their classmates who they believe are less attractive, talented than themselves. It can also cause children to harbor hatred and jealousy against the other children. Maliakal told about one accident when 6-years old girl was murdered in 1996. Her name is JonBenet Ramsey and she was a child beauty queen who had participated in several beauty pageants. It is very serious and everybody should know that participation in such kind of shows can lead to serious situations and problems.
Mariya

Con

Child beauty pageants are good for children in order to do their best.If child wants to be a celebrity in the future, the participation in child beauty pageants can be a step for it .Most of beauty pageants are well-organized , fair and fun. Children participate in different activities, games and make new friends. Also, winner can win a lot of good prizes, such as an academic scholarship.
Debate Round No. 2
Zhanybek_A

Pro

Thank you for this debate! In coclusion I want to say that although the participation in child beauty pageants is good for children, it can badly influence children"s minds. With beauty pageants children can do their best, learn a lot of new things, make new friends, win prizes. But more important thing is that they lose their childhood, they begin thinking only about beauty, which can leads to a lot of problems. Every parents should choose themselves to allow their children to participate in beauty pageants or not.
Mariya

Con

Yes, I agree with you.Every parents should choose themselves to allow their children to participate in beauty pageants or not.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by makhdoom5 4 years ago
makhdoom5
a good topic.
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