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Tim2004
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Bill_Henly
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should children play video games?

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Tim2004
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 9/24/2017 Category: Education
Updated: 9 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Tim2004

Pro

Children should be playing video games. Video games are fun but it also contains a lot of knowledge, especially for people new to learn a language. As I remember, one of my friends just came to Canada, and he is really bad at English. However, I always play Minecraft with him, sooner he learned many words from the game. For example, gems, hatchet, and iron, so I think children should be playing video games.

Also, video games can entertain when we are mad and alone. Once I was mad because of a bully in school. Then my friends invite me to play Overwatch on Xbox, after a few wins I totally forgot about my madness. So I think video games can also lessen our anger.

After all, I think children should play video games.
Bill_Henly

Con

No, they are too violent for children.
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by FathimaManal 9 months ago
FathimaManal
I feel certain restrictions are necessary. For instance, online video games can lead children to dangerous websites which promote horrendous actions. One example would be the game known as blue whales which has been known to manipulate many gamers to commit suicide from revealing a great deal of personal information. For the record, I do not think video games should not be played at all. However, they must be reviewed upon the content, before engaging into another reality.
Posted by Debating_Horse 9 months ago
Debating_Horse
"No, they are too violent for children."

THIS LEVEL OF STUPIDITY IS AMAZING!!
Posted by Gator1013 9 months ago
Gator1013
Different video games have different ratings. An eight year old should not play Grand Theft Auto, but there are many games in which would be appropiate.
Posted by Youraverageunicorn 9 months ago
Youraverageunicorn
It depends. Which age range are you implying?
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Vote Placed by Arganger 9 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con only said "No, they are too violent for children." with no other explanation at all. Where as pro provided insight into many reasons he feels video games could be good for children including, "especially for people new to learn a language", backing it up with an example, "one of my friends just came to Canada, and he is really bad at English. However, I always play Minecraft with him, sooner he learned many words from the game. For example, gems, hatchet, and iron"
Vote Placed by Xenoth 9 months ago
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Reasons for voting decision: It is hard to make a good argument during this debate because of the fact that there were only 2 rounds. Neither side gave that convincing of arguments and Bill_Henly's argument was only 1 sentence so Tim's argument was far better. Neither side cited sources and both had good conduct, grammar and spelling.