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JiaHui10
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JunYi30
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The Internet does more harm than good. Do you agree?

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JunYi30
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/21/2014 Category: Technology
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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JiaHui10

Pro

I agree as people can get into Internet addiction easily and they will start neglecting the people around them and they will also spend lesser time with their friends and family.
JunYi30

Con

I disagree as if you use the internet wisely like controlling yourself by timing yourself you would not get addicted.
Debate Round No. 1
JiaHui10

Pro

I agree that the Internet can be put to good use if used in the right way. But there is always a black sheep among all. They will misused the Internet to con people, cyber-bully or even in the worse case, terrorism. And all this for their own personal greed, satisfaction or religion belief. We cannot get rid of these people.
Yes, there are a lot of advantages and convenience the internet has provided us with like the internet banking or the online shopping. But if you compare the scale of the goods and the bad, I truly believe that no matter how hard you try to control, there are bound to be people who misuse it, and the harm that comes along with it is much more than the benefits that the internet is providing.
JunYi30

Con

I disagree as even though internet bring harm like cyber-bully toward others but if people were to use the internet correctly, not only it will reduce the number of cyber-bullying, but also reduce in the number of terrorisms on the internet and everyone could use internet in peace.
Debate Round No. 2
JiaHui10

Pro

At the end of the day, there is no real need to get rid of the Internet completely as the whole world now is relying on the internet. But the harm it is causing is another matter altogether. To put it simply, there is no real exact solution yet to the harms mention as it is us, human who are causing it. There can be stricter regulations and all but human will always innovate and create to find new ways just like how virus will mutate.
At this point in time, there is for sure more harm caused than good the internet is giving us.
In conclusion , the only solution could be education and parental guidance to make sure that the child is taught right so there will be no issue of the child going down the wrong path as he/she goes into adulthood.
JunYi30

Con

Internet is a technology that people use in all parts of the world, but even though internet could do lots of harm but why people use internet in the harm way? If people could self-reflection on their action on harming people on the internet, there may not be any harm using the internet.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by lannan13 2 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro failed to meet BOP.
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Reasons for voting decision: How is there 10 of these debates and not a single good argument from any participants. Pro failed to beat his BOP.