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Debate Score:36
Arguments:27
Total Votes:49
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Should there be a ban on television advertisements aimed at children?

yes

Side Score: 17
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no

Side Score: 19
3 points

Yes,

because I hate them, and they're annoying (I watch cartoon network)

but there's no legal or ethical reason I can think of off hand, I just don't like them.

Side: yes
2 points

young kids have watched tv since before the beginning of time. their minds are so vulnerable and sponge-like around these ages. advertising to some is an art form. to me its a way for companies to make some quick bucks. dont believe me? check out what P.T. Bamum had to say about suckers.. and if you oppose this topic then think from your p.o.v. its like the slow kid we all know that gets ridiculed and you just sit back thats the advertising bizz. they dont care til one of us speaks out.

Side: yes

I will put it back on later......... so yeah Well there are many other ways to make money.......

Side: yes
1 point

YES i myself hate advertisements aimed at kids because i beilive it is a waist of time and money just to put on one advertisment that won't get you very many profets.

Side: yes
1 point

ban tv adverts because it takes the enjoyment out of you, and they take absolutely ages to get back on to the tv programme you are watching.

Side: yes
1 point

if the advert takes so long that means you will have to pay more electricity bills.... find some better ways to make money.......

Side: yes
1 point

banning doesn't belong poisoning the children minds of America, pretty soon the generation of children we counted on are no more. So we have to learn to ban the ads that will jeopardized the children learning it is up too us to save the children and the generation of America. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN.

Side: yes
IAmSparticus(1517) Clarified
1 point

At what point in time do you believe America stopped being "great", and why?

Side: yes
1 point

they are harm ful to the childrens young minds and their eyes they will become very lazy when they keep on watching tv and in some ads some inappropriate videos are comming ex:duex i dont know the proper name.

Side: yes
3 points

There is absolutely no point to ban any advertising unless that which has been proved to have harmful effect like cigarettes. Advertising needs to have its target, or it won't work well. Advertisements targeting children aim to promote the products and services which cater for children's needs and they have no damaging intention at all. People who have worries about children-targeted advertising need to consider how they should respond to the advertisements because they usually can't restrain themselves from satisfying their children's requests.

Spoiling kids is the main problem here not the commercials. Sweets and toys appeal to most young children and adults should take responsibility of children's unlimited access to those things. Don't put the blame on the advertisers when people spoil their children by giving them whatever they desire including some ludicrous stuff.

Side: No
DEBATINCHAMP(11) Disputed
2 points

Well... it does have a harmful effect. It effects their education and health and as we ALL know that is very bad. They aim at the children because they will be easy to manipulate.

If the kid is not spoiled they will suffer from self esteem.

Side: yes
3 points

Absolutely not.

While I can say to an extent that some advertisements are a little "over the top" and some are practically designed to "hypnotize" children into new toys, fast foot and such; children are a demographic too. Banning television ads aimed at children would abolish advertisements that are actually relevant to children, such as toys. This would put in place a crucial bar between the producers and their potential consumers (the children, and/or their parents). If a company cannot advertise to children, how will they spread the word of their toys? It is not fair to deprive a company of potential income by not allowing them to spread the word to their PRIME demographic. A government should do as little as possible (in my opinion) to hinder the progress and/or success of a company or business leader.

Side: no

That's like blaming the advertisers for your obese child. I'm not crazy for advertisements of ant kind but someone has to pay for programmimg. Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii.

Side: No

Ahhh you remind of of Taco bell.... Well the story is they were introducing a 4th meal to children making them think its healthy... and theres also when they say somethings healthy but actually its UNHEALTHY!

Side: yes
2 points

Keep the advertising and tell parents to say...NO.

The minimum length for an argument is 50 characters. The purpose of this restriction is to cut down on the amount of dumb jokes, so we can keep the quality of debate and discourse as high as possible.

Side: No

Some children will become unpopular at school because of this. Do you want children to get manipulated? Would you do the same? If you were that child how would you feel?

Answer those.

Side: yes
1 point

Banning television advertisement is pointless. They children will grow up and see it or hear about it from peers anyway. Banning them will only mean your taking in a sense a reality.

Side: No
2 points

This affects their education at a early age... and once you get older it is hard to improve your education. Way to ruin a child

Side: yes

Children need to see the ads of toys during the Christmas Season so they will know what toys they want.

Side: no

Nope. I think freedom of speech/ expression has something to do with it.

Side: no
IAmSparticus(1517) Clarified
1 point

I doubt it would have much impact legally. We have a substantial amount of precedent regarding regulating advertisement, particularly when it comes to advertising certain products towards children (see: Alcohol, Medication, Tobacco, etc).

Side: yes
1 point

Instead of trying to shield children from any and every influence we view negatively why don't we try to teach them how to make good decisions when they see such things?

After they grow up and graduate you won't be able to shield them anymore. Don't send your kids out into the world having no knowledge of culture, business, games, alcohol, etc. Odds are they'll then get eaten alive by the world. Instead teach them when they see an ad, for example, to be skeptical about the product and why the seller wants to sell it to them.

Side: no
IAmSparticus(1517) Clarified
1 point

On one hand I definitely agree with you.

But on the other, children's brains lack the development necessary for the same levels of inhibition that adults have, which means advertisements will be inherently more effective on them, even if we teach them to make responsible choices.

Not saying that alone is enough to warrant banning them, but I'm just not sure that this is a topic where simply teaching kids will be enough.

Side: yes
Grenache(6103) Clarified
1 point

Indeed they are more susceptible. And no matter how much parents try to teach them they're still suckers for cartoons and candy and sports heroes telling them what to do. But, that's life. And at their early ages they have neither the resources nor freedom to go all in on an ad's suggestions. Parents still get to shape them, over many years, regardless.

Side: yes