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Potato23456789
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The Contender
NNEye
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Why 10 Year Olds Should Be Able To Stay Home Alone

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NNEye
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 1/18/2015 Category: People
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 971 times Debate No: 68515
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Potato23456789

Pro

I am awesome and cool, so my sis should be able to stay home alone because I don't want to babysit her EVERY time my parents aren't here . Sometimes when my parents are working I have to babysit her before AND after school, but I want to go to my friends. My parents don't understand that. My sis it 10 and VERY responsible, but NO, my parents don't trust her. I don't even get paid. It's STUPID!!!!!!! It's so UNFAIR!!!!!!!

POTATO23456789
NNEye

Con

The resolution states that 10 year olds should be allowed to stay at home alone by default. Let's assume pro's sister enjoys the following:

- She is responsible enough and willing to stay at home alone.
- Her neighborhood is devoid of considerable danger, e.g., drug transactions or pedophilia.
- Her house is childproof.

However, not every 10 year old enjoys or exhibits the aforentioned. Many are irresponsible or are in crime-ridden neighborhoods. Ergo, not every 10 year old should be alone at home.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by Potato23456789 2 years ago
Potato23456789
yes
Posted by katromanach 2 years ago
katromanach
10 year olds should not be able to stay home alone. You may say the neighborhood is devoid of drugs and crimes, but do you know that for sure? I am currently reading a novel called "Lovely Bones" and a 14 year old girl is murdered by her neighbor. Unless you know every single person in your neighborhood individually and have a relative or family friend near the house than maybe you could possibly let your child stay home for 30 minutes.. the latest a hour. Kids have a crazy imagination and are usually stubborn if they do not get their way. They could injury themselves even if it wasn't intentional. Therefore, I believe that kids should not be able to stay home alone.
Posted by NNEye 2 years ago
NNEye
Is your sister willing to stay at home alone?
Posted by Wylted 2 years ago
Wylted
Stupid rants belong in the religious section.
Posted by bossyburrito 2 years ago
bossyburrito
Poe's law applies to 99% of purple circle debates.
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Vote Placed by AlwaysRight12345 2 years ago
AlwaysRight12345
Potato23456789NNEyeTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con said that many 10-year olds live in bad places, but if this is the case, someone should be responsible enough to make sure she is OK. This responsibility lies with the parents. He didn't actually refute Pro's case.
Vote Placed by Zarroette 2 years ago
Zarroette
Potato23456789NNEyeTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Con put enough doubt in Pro's case to leave the resolution unaffirmed, and since these arguments went uncontested, Con wins the debate.