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Is it appropriate for kids to own iPods?

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Started: 5/1/2015 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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evolutioniscrushed

Con

Since there is so much inappropriate stuff nowadays, do you think kids are allowed to use the internet? What if they get into stuff like porn?
ultimateslayerk

Pro

Policy: Kids should be allowed to own ipods because it's a gateway to social media which children should be allowed to have access to.
Burden of proof: It's okay for children to own ipods
Definitions:
Kids: Someone below the age of 14

There is a lot of inappropriate stuff nowadays, but a lot of it is not purely online, other things such as adverts and clothing sold nowadays is also highly inappropriate yet children are exposed to that nearly everyday. What will you do to combat that? If a parent chooses to buy an iPod for their child they have every right to do it. What you find appropriate may be inappropriate to someone else, so that is a matter of opinion. In regards to porn, everyone comes to the age where they become interested in the opposite/ same sex, sex is a core aspect of human nature- sex and pleasure are the reasons many people watch porn in any case. Many children also access the internet for other things such as finding information.
So yes, it is appropriate for kids to own ipods.
Debate Round No. 1
evolutioniscrushed

Con

I would strongly disagree with you on that, but the only way I would allow my kids access to internet using technology is by monitoring what they do on it. America has grown up half-stupid kids because they constantly use iPods. Compare that to kids even in China. They usually don't use technology like that, that's why they are 5 times smarter than Americans.
ultimateslayerk

Pro

Monitoring is always an option, but you have failed to state how you are going to go about monitoring their access. I disagree with you on your second point thought, them using iPod's isn't what makes them stupid, its the American education system and the environment in which the children are growing up (Household, parents influence, friends etc.. If iPod's are even to blame for them being stupid it would only be a minor part of it. Chinese are smarter than Americans because they are extremely hard working and they are under a good influence- many of them also use the internet through smartphones.
Debate Round No. 2
evolutioniscrushed

Con

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ultimateslayerk

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Debate Round No. 3
evolutioniscrushed

Con

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ultimateslayerk

Pro

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Debate Round No. 4
evolutioniscrushed

Con

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ultimateslayerk

Pro

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Debate Round No. 5
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Posted by PegasisterDebate 1 year ago
PegasisterDebate
Con has a point. But is too judgemental. Get some inner focking peace.
I had an iPod at the ripe age of 11, my parents could track any message I sent with iCloud. And could monitor my searches. This is how you can actually monitor their searches. You know what they but in the App Store. Jesus Christ, have you even owned an apple device?
Posted by ultimateslayerk 2 years ago
ultimateslayerk
iPod was in the wording of the notion which is decided by the person who started the debate
Posted by ultimateslayerk 2 years ago
ultimateslayerk
iPod was in the wording of the notion which is decided by the person who started the debate
Posted by ImaRealMeanie 2 years ago
ImaRealMeanie
Why only Ipods?
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