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Should Schools promote safe spaces for children?

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Started: 4/10/2016 Category: Education
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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MattMedina101

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I personally believe that safe spaces are a waste of government funding and if there are students who want to be safe in school how do they plan to face the real world? What happens when school is over and they can't stay in the safe space anymore? And opposition raises their anxiety? That's what life is about overcoming challenges and facing obstacles not being so highly protected that they can't sense reality.
Esperanza95

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I believe that if the school creates safe places for us he student it would be good. This can be use for those who needs time for themselves. Can also be use for student for those who has a trauma. Or some people that doesn't feel comfortable with the subject that the professor is about to present. The safe places is like a place they can feel like they in their own room. It would have snacks, pillows, blankets, soft music, and calming videos so they can feel comfortable and can ease their mind. Basically it would help the student control their anger or any emotion they have.
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Debate Round No. 1
MattMedina101

Con

The rise of campus censorship, and the terrifying shift from political, No Platforming censorship to the new, free-floating offence-taking culture of Safe Spaces, is not just students" union muppetry: it"s also a palpable threat to the founding principles of the academy, and, by connection, democratic society.
The idea that students should be safe from the "violence" meted out by an uncomfortable idea or a colonial-era statue, that students are, in effect, too vulnerable to reckon with dodgy ideas past and present, undermines the entire purpose of academic inquiry. The modern university, springing from the truth-seeking Enlightenment tradition, simply cannot survive if certain ideas are off the table. And the sense of entitlement the Safe Space cultivates directly stunts students" intellectual growth. That law students in the US have started to ask for the ability to exempt themselves from courses on rape, lest they become too traumatised by the subject matter, shows that wrapping students in cotton wool doesn"t just hold back the march of intellectual progress; it also disarms students from functioning in the adult, professional world, and stops them addressing the problems of the present.

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Esperanza95

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After someone is traumatized for being rape or being a victim of some kind of traumatizing violent they won't want to come out of their shell out all. All they e wanted to do its stay away from the world like they won't want to go to school or any public area, but of they know there is a place in school especially where they can go , they will be more open and more brave to come out to public areas. Honestly the safe place in school is a great idea because they school is thinking about the safety of the student more than anything.
Debate Round No. 2
MattMedina101

Con

If you want a safe space, stay in a play pen. If you want to grow up; go into the real world and hear views that disagree with yours and that you might find offensive and overcome them. It's damaging our democratic abilities. Safe spaces are a poison to the education system and for life readiness. College and universities are supposed to prepare us for the real world not shelter us from it. Safe spaces aren't driven from the idea that people need protection from images and views that oppose or are violent towards them. In the grand scheme asking for this separation is contradictory to what they want in return. They are being just as aggressive as they don't want to be treated just to input a damaging program into colleges and universities. The protection the seek is a lack of moral judgement and human resilience itself !
Esperanza95

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Many people may think is immature to be scared of the world and that they need to grow up just because they asking to have a safe place in school, but honestly thats the type of people that don't care about other people's feeling. IF you tell them to grow up just because they have suffer from a series trauma and that they need to move on is pretty much telling then you not worth it and be out of everyone life. Just because in other to feel safe that want a safe place in school but others are against it.
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