The Instigator
mcpansuriya
Pro (for)
Losing
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The Contender
Talyllyn
Con (against)
Winning
6 Points

Should children be allowed to play video games on a daily basis

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after 1 vote the winner is...
Talyllyn
Voting Style: Judge Point System: 7 Point
Started: 3/29/2016 Category: Technology
Updated: 8 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,562 times Debate No: 85925
Debate Rounds (3)
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Votes (1)

 

mcpansuriya

Pro

I believe that children should be allowed to play video games on a daily basis because some video games are educational such as sports games like math adding and percentages.
Talyllyn

Con

I accept this challenge.

I believe that children should not be allowed to play video games everyday, as they can cause the following problems:

Addiction
Eye Damage
Distraction
Lack of Sleep

Of course, educational games are beneficial to a child, however they must be limited as a child cannot rely only on a gadget for his or her learning.
Debate Round No. 1
mcpansuriya

Pro

mcpansuriya forfeited this round.
Talyllyn

Con

I don't know how to respond to your forfeit, since this is my first debate.

Video games are entertaining, but they can prove to be a distraction for children from their friends, family, or studies. Video games also improve motor skills, when a child's play time is kept to a minimum.

http://www.sciencealert.com...
Debate Round No. 2
mcpansuriya

Pro

mcpansuriya forfeited this round.
Talyllyn

Con

Talyllyn forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by nightchanger 8 months ago
nightchanger
Is this a debate on the generals of video games. Or limiting some video games?
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Vote Placed by Blade-of-Truth 8 months ago
Blade-of-Truth
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct - Con. While both debaters forfeited the final round, Pro forfeited nearly every round of the debate. Such actions are rarely acceptable in any debate setting, and thus Con is awarded conduct. S&G - Tie. Both had adequate spelling and grammar throughout the debate. Arguments - Con. Pro presented one argument regarding the educational utility of certain video games. Con then presents several harms that can arrise from video game usage and additionally countered Pro's point regarding education utility with the rebuttal of moderation and dependency on gagets to learn. At this point, Pro forfeited the debate for the remaining rounds. This left Con's argument and rebuttal standing unchallenged and as such - Con wins arguments. Sources - Con. Pro failed to utilize any sources within this debate whereas Con utilized a source that served to strengthen his claim regarding moderation which showed that it is beneficial to play video games but only for limited time. Thus, Con wins sources.