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Joey888
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fixedwounds
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Should Video Games Be Allowed In School?

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Started: 5/16/2016 Category: Games
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Joey888

Con

Video games should not be allowed in school. They do not benefit the students. According to www.parentingscience.com, researchers tracked two groups of boys: one group played games, and the other did not play games. The results: the boys who played vvideo games not only spent less time doing homework, but they also did worse on the standarized tests. According to another survey by Cummings and Vandewater, American adolescents aged 10 to 19 spent 30% less time reading and 34% less time doing homework. Kids who play games tend to also develop attention problems, and their livese become dominated by video games.
fixedwounds

Pro

Actually, you did not precisely state which type of video games though; you do realize that there are video games that are very educational and healthy for children and adolescents.
Debate Round No. 1
Joey888

Con

Good point. I did fail to mention what type of video games are bad for students. I am referring to games such as Mine craft. Recently, a private middle school has approved a lunch time club that allows students to play Mine craft for 30 minutes. This is the kind of games that I am talking about.
fixedwounds

Pro

But you said in round 1 that video games take away their time from finishing their homework. Yet, you stated in round 2 that a school provided only 30 minutes for children to play minecraft I suppose. So, they are not taking away they homework time yet, giving them the time they need to play video games in school so they will have no excuse to play video games at home instead of doing their homework.
Debate Round No. 2
Joey888

Con

Many children play video games at home. According to the chicagonow.com, the average child aged 8-12 plays about 13 hours of video games a week. That is almost two hours a day. To have children play games at schools is too much for one child. Playing violent games can have serious on children and adults as well.
fixedwounds

Pro

well I suppose that's the parents fault, who allows their children to freely play video games and forget about their studies. So schools can give a specific time to play video games at school, and when they get home the parents will make sure to finish their home works and studies then do whatever they want.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Insoku 8 months ago
Insoku
This is a debate comment, I am with the pro mainly because this is already in progress. Not only in my school but in some other countries and states. Joey, you talked about Minecraft for you arguments, but that is exactly the program that is being used. The more you look into this you can find more benefits to having it inside the classroom/ at school. To be honest the passing time/ lunch should be fine because like FixedWounds said, it is a fixed amount of time. Also this time and content is monitored so that it is not being harmful to the students. Although this was not a good argument for the pro side ( all you were doing was countering, bring up some research) he was on the right track with this.
Posted by whiteflame 9 months ago
whiteflame
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5 points to Con (Arguments, Sources), 1 points to Pro (S&G). Reasons for voting decision: Conduct was good on both sides. There were more spelling and grammar errors in Con's posts, so that goes to Pro. Con based his arguments on statistics and studies whereas Pro mostly made internal criticisms, so in my view Con's arguments should be judged stronger (although I don't actually agree with his conclusions). Con was the only one who provided any sources, so that criterion goes to Con. Good debate, guys.

[*Reason for removal*] (1) S&G is insufficiently explained. This point can only be awarded in instances where one side's arguments were difficult to read, not on the basis of a quantitative difference in the amount of mistakes. (2) Arguments are insufficiently explained. The voter has to specifically assess points made by both sides, and not just state that the support was there for one side and not the other as a basis for awarding these points. (3) Sources are insufficiently explained. Even if only one side provides sources, it has to be clear that the sources provided were relevant to the debate.
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Posted by Devin.Forward 9 months ago
Devin.Forward
Guns are cool
Posted by Pixel_Innovator 9 months ago
Pixel_Innovator
The game Portal was used to teach physics in some schools and kids that were 7 actually could explain some physics after playing for a week or so
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