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uj0320
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Does internet have bad effets in terms of social relationships?

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/22/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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uj0320

Con

I thought it could be an interesting topic, so I'm starting this topic.

I don't have arguments yet, so anyone who would want to debate has to skip the first round.
CiRrO

Pro

Alright, I'll skip the first round ^^ Hmm, this should be an interesting debate.
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Debate Round No. 1
uj0320

Con

uj0320 forfeited this round.
CiRrO

Pro

My opponent has failed to express his points. Anyway, I'll give mine.

I affirm: The internet has bad effects in terms of social relationships

[Definitions]

Bad: evil, malicious, unwanted.
effects: outcomes
Social Relationships: relationships between people.

Observation: The resolution implies that the affirmative only has to provide 2 examples of bad effects. If the affirmative does then they have upheld this burden.

Contention/Example 1

The internet is a gateway for predators. They attack unexpected children, lure then, then rape them. Since the internet, child rapes have increased 60%. The internet makes it easier for children to become targets.

Contention/Example 2

Cyberbullying is no a leading cause of "bad effects" in schools, etc. It also has been linked to an increase rate of teen suicides.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen.
Debate Round No. 2
uj0320

Con

Just because internet makes bad results sometimes, it doesn't mean it cannot help increasing one's social relationship.

My opponent pointed out that internet is sometimes used by criminals to search for their victims. However, in that explanation, allowing people to possess guns or use fire should be considered absurd because they can cause far more serious damages than allowing people to use internet freely. Ignoring good effects of internet just for seeing its bad alternatives is an ignorant act as not using fire because it possess some danger in the matter.

Internet became the most important matter in this world-wide-nation. In these days, people cannot communicate, share information, teach students, see their separated family members without using internet. Internet enabled people to communicate with each other more freely, and broke the borders that existed between countries and enabled people to make social relationships with others, regardless of how far they live or how different they are.

Therefore, there is no doubt that internet has good effects in terms of social relationships.
CiRrO

Pro

"Just because internet makes bad results sometimes, it doesn't mean it cannot help increasing one's social relationship."

My Response: That is true, however the resolution specifically asks for bad effects. On a topical negation my opponent has agreed that there are bad results. Thus, the resolution has been negated.

"My opponent pointed out that internet is sometimes used by criminals to search for their victims. However, in that explanation, allowing people to possess guns or use fire should be considered absurd because they can cause far more serious damages than allowing people to use internet freely. Ignoring good effects of internet just for seeing its bad alternatives is an ignorant act as not using fire because it possess some danger in the matter."

My Response: Ok, first off, possessing a firearm is a constitutional right. Second, the resolution asks for bad effects. It never asked for me to prove that the internet is all bad. I concede that there are good things, but because I have provided 2 examples of bad effects, which have gone refuted, then the topic has been negated. Extend this for his remaining arguments.

Reasons for negation:

1) The negative has clearly provided two ways that the internet creates "bad effects" on relationships.
2) These reason have gone unrefuted, thus stand for remaining rounds.
3) My opponent has not made any case to affirm the resolution, and my opponent is the one with the affirmative burden in this case.

I urge a negation
Debate Round No. 3
uj0320

Con

uj0320 forfeited this round.
CiRrO

Pro

Extend my arguments, since my opponent forfeited the round.

Thank you ladies and gentlemen.

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Debate Round No. 4
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Posted by andreqgarcia 8 years ago
andreqgarcia
internet has bad effects on a relationship. others would just rely on internet to communicate with their partners and as we know it isnt enough. one relationship has to be bounded with love and affection but if the couple or friends are just communicating on the internet, they may not be sure if their partner is really telling the truth.
Posted by Danielle 8 years ago
Danielle
A vote for Pro here.

REASONING:

1. Forfeited Rounds
2. Content

A - We must logically assume that the resolution required an 'on balance' discussion; however, Con himself did not enforce that discrepancy. And you can't blame Pro for trying to uphold the definition as written.

B - Because of this, Pro proves that the internet causes some negative responses to social relationships. Con does not refure any of them. All of the points go to Pro here.

C - Not to sound trite, but essentially Con was out to prove that there are some benefits to social relationships regarding the internet, which Pro never argued against. The thing is, even from an 'on balance' POV, the Pro clearly out-debated his less than competent opponent in this easy-win. Good job.
Posted by Xera 8 years ago
Xera
forfeitures are getting very annoying.

I voted Pro because Con did not show that the bad effects that were explained by Pro were inconsistent with the resolution. He could have since neither of those shows an actual social relationship being harmed (bullying is bullying, and be it physical or cyber, the relationship between bully and victim will always be bad, therefor it can not be harmed, as it is already bad) Pro showed bad /consequences/, but that was not the resolution. CON could have easily rebutted that, but he didn't and (in okie speak) coulda, shoulda ain't did.
Posted by CiRrO 8 years ago
CiRrO
LOL, in my pro round 3, exchange all con's that I wrote for Pro. I mixed them up. Srry bout that. I thought I was con, opps.
Posted by CiRrO 8 years ago
CiRrO
no should say now. Sorry bout that typo. ^^
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