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edog2001
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Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat
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Should kids under 10 years old be able to have iphones

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Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 11/6/2013 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,049 times Debate No: 40066
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edog2001

Con

Should children under 10 years old be able to have I phones.
Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat

Pro

Yes, I believe kids under 10 should be able to own iPhones. More to the point, I think their parents should have the right to buy iPhones, for their children's use.
There is no law that says otherwise. An iPhone, or any SmartPhone, is just a tool, and one that can be used or misused as the owner decrees. If the parents choose to pay fifty dollars a month so that their eight year old son can play Angry Birds, they should be able to. I think it depends on the child, but parents can and will be able to buy them whatever they want. According to a survey by network security developer West Coast Cloud has revealed that 1 in 10 UK children under 10 own iPhones.
1. http://www.macnn.com...
2. http://www.digitaltrends.com...
Debate Round No. 1
edog2001

Con

I agree with some parts of your statement but if they have the phone theirs no way to really disable the calling, unless you don't pay for the plan.
Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat

Pro

That's what parental controls are for. The parent can limit the child's calling access, and the kid can still have a phone. If I was a parent, I would never buy my child an iPhone, but I know many people who would. Really, it's up to the parent to decide whether or not the child is responsible enough for an iPhone. There's nothing wrong with buying something, and nobody loses out if the child is responsible with their new tool.
1. https://support.apple.com...
Debate Round No. 2
edog2001

Con

I am beginning to see how you are working and I am going to switch sides and agree with you.
Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat

Pro

Cool! That works for me. If you would like to forfeit, you should do so next round. I'm glad I got the chance to debate with you.
Debate Round No. 3
edog2001

Con

edog2001 forfeited this round.
Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat

Pro

I'm only typing this so that the clock will run out faster. As you can see, pro changed his position to support me in the third round. Please vote con.
Debate Round No. 4
edog2001

Con

edog2001 forfeited this round.
Nerd_in_a_Trenchcoat

Pro

Hello everyone. Thanks for reading this short, fast debate. My opponent neglected to provide any reasonable arguments I didn't debunk. He also didn't site any sources, and displayed several grammatical errors. Finally, he conceded this debate and forfeited. I thank my opponent and the reader, and hope you vote pro. Peace.
Debate Round No. 5
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Vote Placed by Ragnar 3 years ago
Ragnar
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Reasons for voting decision: Concession.
Vote Placed by STALIN 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited and Pro had better sources.