Should Elementary schoolers be aloud to have iPhones?
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Con's opening argument seems to be based on jealousy: "He got an iPhone 5s while I had an iPhone 4." Additionally, Con never specified by whom the children should not be allowed to have iPhones -- their parents, their teachers, everyone, etc. Therefore I see no reason why young children should not be allowed to have iPhones. There is no age restriction on purchasing iPhones, or any phones for that matter. Also, an iPhone is a very useful communication tool with many ways to communicate with others. Most households don't have a landline anymore, and many parents want their children to contact them, for example, when they get home from school.
I now surrender the virtual podium to Con.
I surrender the virtual podium to Pro.
The majority of Con's argument, with the exception of the statement above, lists alternatives rather than explaining why elementary-aged children should not be allowed to have iPhones. This does not thoroughly fulfill the burden of proof, as Con's resolution was not what children should have instead of iPhones, but why they should not have iPhones. Con also never specified by whom the children should not be allowed to have iPhones, even after I pointed this out.
I thank Con for a good debate, and I thank voters in advance for reading and voting on this debate. Vote Pro!
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Tie. S&G - Pro. I immediately noticed a spelling error made by Con in the very first sentence of round 1. Arguments - Pro. Con failed to show why elementary school children should not be *allowed* to have phones. Pro successfully pointed this out throughout the debate. Sources - Tie. Neither utilized sources in this debate.
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