The Instigator
Vageesh
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TheSkeptic
Pro (for)
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35 Points

Reality shows are having a negative impact on child psyche!

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/8/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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Vageesh

Con

just tell me one thing would you run away leaving your only opportunity to fame and glory....if you do that,well it'll be the preposterous act i've ever seen after all who like to run his future....
Even afterb that these shows provide a platform for children to showcase their talent & and learn to face criticism...after all who doesn't face criticism....but even then you think that criticism is not for greater good;the stop criticising your parents for not understanding your better part..stop criticising the system for being ineffective.because having no criticism provides a backway to run away from our fallacies..i don't know what possesses you to say that these shows are not good but i hope that they stayed long enough so that many &many more American idols(or Indian idols) got to live their dreams to fame and........................
glory.
TheSkeptic

Pro

First of all, thanks to my opponent for creating this debate, albeit the rounds are insufficient. This new topic provokes me to learn something new about America's hottest trend. (Blimey, 30 minutes for my argument?) While I do not believe reality shows are horrible and immensely negative, they can and do sometimes create negative impacts on children.

[Psyche: the forces in an individual that influence thought, behavior and personality.]

http://en.wikipedia.org...(psychology)

My opponent's whole argument is basically that reality shows give the opportunities for the very few children to have fame and glory. While this is true, this does not mean that every other children who is watching the show is not affected. So if I can show that reality shows as of now do create a negative impact on child psyche, then I will have won this debate (as seeing there are no more rounds) and you should vote Pro!

Reality television shows can create numerous detrimental affects on children, usually children between 9-12 years old. Studies have shown that amongst children from 9-12 years old who were depressed, they emphasized wealth and personal beauty as one of the biggest ways to gain happiness. Reality shows reinforce this notion, such as "Who Wants to Marry a Millionaire" and "Are You Hot?"

Notable examples are of shows such as the popular Fear Factor. Such disgusting and intriguing acts have lead many children to try to repeat the stunts at home; leading to many injuries. Remember, psyche involves behavior, so thus it is valid to say that at times, reality shows can have a negative impact on a child's behavior and thus their psyche.

Many times, the message is being sent across the board that one needs to be prettier or weigh less or have more money. While this doesn't apply to every show out there, reality shows and in fact other types of television programs can work at making a more positive message.

http://www.genesishealth.com...

Seeing that I have negated my opponent's position that Reality Shows are not having a negative impact on child psyche, it seems logical to vote for Pro!
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Posted by Robert_Santurri 8 years ago
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