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Current Debate - Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

(+) More proactive education and prompting live entertainment as an alternative (-) Superficial learning and increased sedatary behaviour (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2015)

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Current Debate - What two things would you take with you to a desert island ?

What two things would you take with you to a desert island ?

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Do you believe in life after death?

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Should smoking be banned in all public places?

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Should cannabis be legalised?

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Do animals have rights?

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Is capital punishment wrong?

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Current Debate - Are Video Games To Blame For Real Life Violence?

Are Video Games To Blame For Real Life Violence?

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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

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How do you shop for food?

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Current Debate - What is your favourite song of all time and why does it mean so much to you ?

What is your favourite song of all time and why does it mean so much to you ?

(+) I love the song - and love the memories it brings back (-) Absolutely none (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2015)

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Is beauty only skin deep?

(+) External beauty attracts potential partners (-) Causes envy and lack of empathy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

Should Parents Limit Their Kids Time Playing Video Games?

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Where, when, how, with whom do you travel?

(+) Too many to mention (-) too few to worry about (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Current Debate - Organic and fairtrade products : are they part of your shopping list and do you think it’s just another marketing argument?

Organic and fairtrade products : are they part of your shopping list and do you think it’s just another marketing argument?

(+) Fairtrade is not a bad idea in principle (-) Many, not least of all mysticism and middle class condescension (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2015)

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What is your opinion about legal prostitution?

(+) Controlled and taxed (-) Society is not there yet ... (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

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Current Debate - FASHION: Do you enjoy wearing fashionable clothes or do you think it\'s all a big rip-off? What do your clothes say about you?

FASHION: Do you enjoy wearing fashionable clothes or do you think it's all a big rip-off? What do your clothes say about you?

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Creation Vs Evolution

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Does true love really exist?

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Should Britain join the Euro?

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Current Debate - Your top 5 favourite films of all time

Your top 5 favourite films of all time

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What is your opinion on pornography?

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Should all firearms be banned for private use?

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What is a Chav?

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Current Debate - Your personal review of 2007: Which events stand out for you?

Your personal review of 2007: Which events stand out for you?

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What is the best way to combat racism?

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Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism?

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Should fox hunting be banned in England and Wales?

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Current Debate - 5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao

5 improvements you would like to see on Ciao

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Widening the View [Edited]

Advantages: More proactive education and prompting live entertainment as an alternative
Disadvantages: Superficial learning and increased sedatary behaviour

I cast my mind back to 2010 and my then three year old daughter has woken me up. It’s too early and I need my sleep. In desperation to grab a bit more dozing time she is given a mobile phone with various educational games. This will keep her happy for a w ...

BlackSwan 30.06.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

Times Have Really Changed...

Advantages: Kids entertained are quiet.
Disadvantages: They can become antisocial.

...think our children have become too reliant on tablets and television...? Well it certainly is not easy to keep kids away from these devices anymore and here are a few reasons why. A big Part of the Problem. One thing I have noticed as a fathe ...

jb0077 21.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

Stories, Games and Business Ideas - but there's other stuff too

Advantages: They're more savvy about this than the adults
Disadvantages: Some maybe aren't

I'm sure there are lots of young people who never pick up a book, go for a walk, play sport, talk, cook or "turn off their TV and go and do something less boring instead" – but ignoring what impact that might have on them or society, let's first be clear ...

hiker 19.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

Let Me Entertain You!

Advantages: Source of entertainment, education and socialising
Disadvantages: Can be addictive

It is not a little ironic to read the accounts of adults on this site criticising children across the globe for using the powers of tv and tablets (or other forms of internet access) as a source of entertainment - whilst no doubt spending the majority of ...

jo-1976 23.06.2015 · Read full review
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Review of Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

When I was younger...

Advantages: None.
Disadvantages: All.

...had the added luxury of having such a thing as a tablet or even half the television channels as there are today - in fact, there was not even such a thing really as the internet when I was growing up. Or if there was then it was only ' ...

ravingreviewer 19.06.2015 · Read full review
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