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Should students be able to use computer games at school?

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Started: 3/18/2008 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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dninja13

Pro

If kids have all their work done, shouldn't they be able to play computer games? (Not bloody). Why not, right?
candice

Con

Video games should be played on your own time. There's ALWAYS something you can do at school... such as studying, doing extra credit work, or working ahead. Perhaps you could do something such as read a book! The computer that you'll be playing your game on could probably be used by another student to do actual school work. Or, if you have a hand held gaming system it shouldn't be in the class room at all because it would cause distraction among the player, and the other students.

Perhaps, your school isn't challenging you enough! People are paying taxes for kids to LEARN at school... not goof off and play video games. If those games aren't passed by the school board as learning tools, then they shouldn't be played during school hours.
Debate Round No. 1
dninja13

Pro

Well, all I'm saying is that kids should have freedom in school. With that being said, kids should have the right to if all their work is done.
candice

Con

Well, all I'M saying, is that video games in school are rediculous. Kids should have freedom to LEARN in school, not play video games. Children do not go to school to have fun. The purpose of the American school system is not to entertain, it's to educate.

As I said before, you could ALWAYS be doing something, like studying, or extra credit work. Which, may I point out, you didn't say anything at ALL about the point's I brought up in my rebuttal to you. There is more to life than video games, and if you can't wait to go home and THEN plop yourself on the couch to become a vid-bot then perhaps you have a problem.

So, as I said before: Hand held games are a distraction, and waste of time in school, and using school computers is a waste of tax money, and educational time.
Debate Round No. 2
dninja13

Pro

I was not talking about HANDHELD GAMES!!!!!!!!!! I was talking about computers. I thought you were paying attention. And why not? We kids have every right to play games. At least, those of us who want to. I love to read, but I like games, too. It's not a crime. Its just something we like.
candice

Con

Are you upset I strayed from computer games? All I was doing was trying to make my point all around that computer, and hand held games are unacceptable in the classroom. One-thousand apologies, if this confused or rattled you in any way.

School is for learning. We aren't paying taxes for kids to rush through they're work and play video games on computers that would otherwise be used by other students for school work. As I stated previously, play your video games at home, and work at school. There is ALWAYS something else you could do, that is beneficial to learning.

School is school. Not play time.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Rob1Billion 7 years ago
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Don't roll over so fast Pro... Stephen's comment is bogus. You don't just step into someone else's debate, improperly cite some dubious study of partial relevance, and then accuse the debaters of not recognizing this study.

Violent effects of video games on children could have been mentioned, but there is no reason they should have been mentioned. The entire notion is somewhat nonsensical, and if you are going to assert that video games lead to violence you BETTER have some evidence to back it up other than just saying that it does. Poor form, Stephen.
Posted by dninja13 7 years ago
dninja13
I see what you mean. I understand your indication completely.
Posted by StephenAlsop 7 years ago
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there is a study that proves that computer playing makes children more irritable and violent and seince pro didint do very good on debating this point con wins
Posted by patricksmith 9 years ago
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n formal debating contest, there are rules enabling people to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will interact. Informal debate is a common occurrence, but the quality and depth of a debate improves with knowledge and skill of its participants as debaters. Deliberative bodies such as parliaments, legislative assemblies, and meetings of all sorts engage in debates. The outcome of a debate may be decided by audience vote, by judges, or by some combination of the two.
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Posted by patricksmith 9 years ago
patricksmith
n formal debating contest, there are rules enabling people to discuss and decide on differences, within a framework defining how they will interact. Informal debate is a common occurrence, but the quality and depth of a debate improves with knowledge and skill of its participants as debaters. Deliberative bodies such as parliaments, legislative assemblies, and meetings of all sorts engage in debates. The outcome of a debate may be decided by audience vote, by judges, or by some combination of the two.
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Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
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I'm not denying the fact that people have biases, nor am I denying the idea that debaters should attempt to work in favor of those biases. I am stating that judges should attempt to remove themselves as much from their bias as possible. Their bias is an argument that neither debater put forth in round, therefor it is unfair to both debaters.
Posted by smith76 9 years ago
smith76
And the other aspect of debate is taking into account the ever present emotional and principled aspects of debate and crafting arguements to bridge those aprehensions. My point is that asking people to divorce their principles is wrong, in stead, we should be prepared for those select few that have those feelings and prepare to be able to counter those with concrete facts and appeals.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
And I agree with you, real world attorneys do use debate. But it is simply one of their tools. Debate in itself is a game. Getting good at debate requires covering the arguments presented and knowing how to manage them. You are still advocating a poll.com instead of debate.org. The nice thing about debate is that you can literally advocate anything providing you have better points than the other person. As far as debates that do not involve emotions go I'm going to have to say professional debate, coupled with high school debate.

The main point though is this. Debate is an intelligent game between two people. If one pro argues sharks are the coolest animal and then the con argues that its not true because dolphins are that is what you need to vote on. Voting con because you feel jaguars are the best animal instead simply ignores both debaters. This defeats the point of the entire intelligent game. Your own opinion has nowhere in a debate round.
Posted by smith76 9 years ago
smith76
I never said that debate was based on an attorney, I said that an example of real world debating is an attorney. And that attorneys must make emotional appeals in most cases for them to win. Meaning that they must beidge emotional gaps and understand that people have feelings because they are human and that is a fundamental part of human nature. So what defines real world debate? Politics? AAttorneys? Name 1 real world debate that does not involve emotions or does not take into account emotions when crafting an arguement.
Posted by Yraelz 9 years ago
Yraelz
No, thats not what I am saying at all! Look at it this way.

1. Debate does exist.
2. Attorneys do debate.
3. But debate is not defined by how an attorney does it.
4. Debate came before the attorney not the other way around.
5. Therefor debate should not be dictated by how an attorney does it.
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