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Chelsey
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RepublicanView333
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36 Points

Do video games rot your brain or not?

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Started: 11/13/2007 Category: Technology
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Chelsey

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Video games can be educational for all ages, take leap frog for example is an educational "video game" and can help a child in school. They can also excel socially and make more friends by knowing how to pronounce words and say things smartly. Another thing is that you might be rotting your brain just as much reading book or magazines, or playing outside; watching movies or TV could also melt your brain. Movies, TV, books, and magazines can hurt by advertising or talking about drugs, drinking, having sex, or any other things that might be considered as juvenile. Are you just not going to do anything because it might rot your brain?
RepublicanView333

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Hello Chelsey, Nice to Debate you.

with your opening statement I see many openings in it that don't say why video games "don't" rot your brain.

First I would like to address the statement "leap frog can help in school" (shortened) I would like to ask you what age is "leap frog" intended for? i looked it up and strictly the leap frog video games are intended for pre-K and possibly 1st grade kids. I ask you do you intend teenagers and young adults to play games intended for pre-K and first graders? The type of games that these people play are indend the type that "rot you brain" to use your term.(Grand Theft Auto, that dramatizes and puts the idea of drugs and killing in a teens hands, Mortal Combat which is a stictly fighting game, etc.) These are the type of games teens play. Trust me I'm a 13 year old teen. I see how kids react to these games and it isn't productive.

For your next response that TV, Movies Magazines also can, "melt your brain" also to use your term, is illogical. Number 1 you say TV etc. advertise drugs. It is illegal to advertise drugs on TV. Yes, some of the programjs on TV are inappropriate but that is the parents job to control the TV. I know. On prime time there are many shows that involve sex, and drinking. But, it is to be watched with the responsibility to know its for humor and not to be taken seriously. The parents if they don't like that should then let there kids watch discovery or science channel. Something all kids should watch. So they could learn something.

You also say that books could "melt your brain". This is obserd and you must of been in serious need of something to type because that has no logic behind it. Books build a stronger mind for kids and a stronger future the exact opposite of what you are debating about video games and what you said about books.

I'd rather my kids read every day instead of video games.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by RepublicanView333 8 years ago
RepublicanView333
That is kind of hard b/c she did kind of forfeit after my first arguement...ya...
Posted by Harlan 8 years ago
Harlan
"So i'm assuming all of you who voted for her would play Leap Frog and stop watching TV, and movies and reading books?"

For the last ime, vote on WHO DEBATED THE BEST, and not with whom you agree.
Posted by BB1 8 years ago
BB1
yo i don want 2 b playin no leapfrog:-(
Posted by RepublicanView333 8 years ago
RepublicanView333
Just so your brain won't rot
Posted by RepublicanView333 8 years ago
RepublicanView333
So i'm assuming all of you who voted for her would play Leap Frog and stop watching TV, and movies and reading books?
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
I was half joking...partially really curious.
Posted by RepublicanView333 9 years ago
RepublicanView333
it was hypothetical hsdahgcuvkkjfvjkrahjgsdjkgdc
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
"I'd rather my kids read every day instead of video games"

Do you have kids, or was that hypothetical?

I couldn't help but ask.
Posted by RepublicanView333 9 years ago
RepublicanView333
yes thats the word, thank you
Posted by Harlan 9 years ago
Harlan
Develop, maybe? jsadhgfvbsm,v bkxsvnskvnksdbvknsvjsdkj
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