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ajawesomesauce
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Conservative101
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Started: 4/13/2014 Category: Technology
Updated: 3 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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ajawesomesauce

Pro

video games are a positive thing for peoples health and can also influence and make reactions better
Conservative101

Con

I accept.
Debate Round No. 1
ajawesomesauce

Pro

i accept your accept
Conservative101

Con

Main Arguments


Video games have been known to cause depression, stress, sleep disturbances, and addiction. A study at the University of Gothenburg found that "people who played video games online faced a greater risk of suffering from depression...Daily computer gaming for 1–2 hours meant an increased risk for symptoms of depression in the women"[1].


Another study of 3,000 students in Singapore reported that "these heavy gamers, who played an average of 31 hours a week, compared with 19 hours a week for other students, were more likely to suffer from depression, anxiety and social phobias. They were also more likely to see their grades in school drop and have worse relationships with their parents"[2]. Video games do not only worsen depression, they make people less social as well.


Gaming addiction is also a problem. Addicts who game constantly slump in their seats, causing them to have back problems. Migraines, cold sweats, anger, and frustration is also part of gamers' lives[3]. When you game, your calorie outtake decreases (no exercise), leading to the gaining of weight. You limit your social interraction with your family and friends, and the effort you put into school, grades, finding a job, or working, decreases.


Finally, people who play violent video games often tend to be more aggressive and engage in more fights. "numerous studies show that video games, especially ones with violent content, make teens more aggressive"[4]. Numerous studies confirm this statement, as well as showing declines in school achievements among gamers and being more prone to confrontation with their teachers[4]. To sum up, video games do nothing but make people depressed, addicted, agressive, and less happy.


Sources

1. http://charlotte.cbslocal.com...

2. http://well.blogs.nytimes.com...

3. http://theweek.com...

4. http://www.pamf.org...
Debate Round No. 2
ajawesomesauce

Pro

ajawesomesauce forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Vote Placed by Actionsspeak 3 years ago
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ajawesomesauceConservative101Tied
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Reasons for voting decision: Pro never made an attempt to debate and forfeited, con used sources and had a well-written argument.
Vote Placed by thett3 3 years ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con presented arguments, Pro forfeited. Thus negative wins the debate.