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Started: 6/28/2014 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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well, don't debate yourself, per se. pick a topic that you have debated in the past, and i will do my best to take the position you took, and you must take the devil's advocate position. let's see how well you can do it.

pick the topic and just start debating. no need for acceptance only or special rule rounds.


Topic- Are social networking sites good for our society?
I say that the social networking sites prevent face-to-face communication; waste time on frivolous activity; alter children"s brains and behavior making them more prone to ADHD; expose users to predators like pedophiles and burglars; and spread false and potentially dangerous information.
Students who used social networking sites while studying scored 20% lower on tests and students who used social media had an average GPA of 3.06 versus non-users who had an average GPA of 3.82
Having distractions like these in your surroundings have shown difference in the children's mental behavior and studies. They spend most of their time on social sites, reducing human interaction. They think what they are doing is interacting but clicking on your iPhones and iPads is not interacting. Today, a significant number of pre-teens have their mobiles and laptops. Do they even need them? They have 400 friends on Facebook but they know only 50 of them.
Interacting is good but they get obsessed with it. So, leave your distractions behind and go and talk up to the people in your lives and then notice how amazing it is to literally talk to people rather than texting or IMing them.
Debate Round No. 1


con has merely listed some 'cons' to networking sites. overall, there are more benefits.

con says time is wasted on frivilous activity. but like hte wise saying goes "time that you enjoy wasting is not wasted time". people may not be as productive as they could otherwise be, but we dont always measure things by economic output. they still get their work done, by and large. society is not suffereing.

face to face communication. while it has hindered face to face, it has opened a new door for us. much like texting is good fo some purposes, not good for others, and does hinder phone skills. but that just means more time needs to be given to both avenues, and ultimately, we are the better for it that we have the options at our disposal given some things are btter approached oen way or the other.

children shouldn't be on the internet too much. this is common knowledge. if it's to the point of altering brain waves, it's too much.

people might get exposed to predators, but this is just life. gong to a bar, or out in publc exposes you to danger too. we just need to follow common sense procedures for ourselves, but especially for our kids.

your cite about GPA is pretty radical. 3.82 GPA just because you didn't use networking cites? this wasn't a common grade even befor the internet. these claims are so far fetched by con, that surely he needs some stat to back it up. it's pretty obvious this stuff is made up either way though.


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Debate Round No. 4
1 comment has been posted on this debate.
Posted by Ragnar 7 years ago
Cool idea... I suggest using an apply in comments rule, to work out the details a little before the person accepts.
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