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Pavilion
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shadow360
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Schools should block social media and video sharing websites

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Started: 1/20/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 10 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Pavilion

Pro

I will be arguing that schools should block social media and video sharing websites. Round 1 is acceptance, round 2 is opening statements, round 3 is the body of the debate, and round 4 is closing statements.

I wish my con good luck and a fruitful debate.
shadow360

Con

i think that schools should not be allowed to block social media and stuff like that.
Debate Round No. 1
Pavilion

Pro

Schools should block social media and video sharing websites on all school premises seeing as they serve as distractions toward students. Students should be denied access to all social media and video sharing websites, although the staff of the school should be granted access to these sites, because these networks could also serve as resources.

If a mature certified adult would supervise the students whenever they would access these websites. Also these certified adults ,or simply teachers, would be the ones responsible for browsing and showing school related material from the web if they deem the source a resource. This way students would only be exposed to school related material, due to the fact that teachers are the filter, and facilitator that only allows the students to view trusted sources respectively.

If students were to be allowed to access these websites then they would abuse the system by exploring other sources they deem entertaining. In short, students wouldn't learn as much with access to these websites as they would without. Without access to these websites the student's learning capabilities are met, because of their being more resources than their are distractions.
shadow360

Con

i think that the should not because, there are some stuff on youtube (etc) that is educational videos, and twitter, facebook,(etc) are used for school because you can ask your teacher about homework, tests, and stuff like that, and if you need help on stuff that you are stuck on.
Debate Round No. 2
Pavilion

Pro

In my statements I have not denied the use of these websites as a resource by the teachers and for the students. Ofcourse these websites can be used to collaborate, communicate, and learn, because they could be used as much a distraction as they would a resource. Schools are looking for ways to enhance their learning expirience by finding resources, such as textbooks, phylosophies, policies, and in this case social mediums and videos. I am for the use of these websites as a resource if and only if staff members are allowed to access them and students are not. Staff members like teachers should act as middle-men or filters separating the students from these websites, and even if these students were to access them they would need to be granted access, supervised, and given trusted articles to study. All this would be done by teachers as they act as facilitators and filters.
shadow360

Con

that is true but if they unblock them they can be handed out as rewards, and if they block them it makes the kids feel irresponsible.
Debate Round No. 3
Pavilion

Pro

Rewards or not, students would still abuse the system because of their amateurism. They are simply too young to be given complete responsibility over something that can behave as a distraction or a resource. Because of their amateurism they will always choose to entertain themselves by using these websites. If schools were to block them then students have fewer distractions and more resources making them feel and think that they are educated. This way they could practice being responsible by completing assignments on time, behaving themselves, etc. By giving them multiple opportunities to be responsible they would feel and think that they are responsible. They would feel and think that teachers find them being responsible enough to sustain and develop in an academic environment. Students understand that the reason behind blocking websites is that schools care about their students' future and well being. Students give up part of their privacy in return for security, and a chance to become successful. In order to make an omelet you need to crack some eggs.
shadow360

Con

shadow360 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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