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DEBATE TOPICS

1. Is animal testing justified? 35. Should the concept of zoos should be nullified?
2. Is the death penalty appropriate? Or should it be banned? 36. Should fried foods come with a warning?
3. Should cell phones be used during class? 37. Should sex education be banned in middle schools?
4. Should laptops be allowed in classrooms? 38. All schools should make it a requirement to teach arts and
5. Is global warming an issue? music to their students?
6. Is there good reason for the American war on terror? 39. Should juveniles be tried and treated as adults?
7. Does school detention do any good in high schools? 40. Is human cloning justified, and should it be allowed?
8. What impact do social networking sites have on society? 41. Has nuclear energy destroyed our society?
9. Is euthanasia justified? 42. Should parents not purchase war or destruction type toys for
10. Are video games containing violence appropriate for children? their children?
11. Are single sex schools more effective than co-ed schools? 43. Should animal dissections be banned in schools?
12. Is television an effective tool in building the minds of 44. Should plastic bags be banned?
children? 45. Are humans too dependent on computers?
13. Should jobs be subcontracted into developing countries? 46. Are security cameras an invasion of our privacy?
14. Is cloning animals ethical? 47. Should gay marriages be legalized?
15. Is the grading system used in high school effective? 48. Is co-education a good idea?
16. Do celebrities get away with more crime than non-celebrities? 49. Does money motivates people more than any other factor in
17. Is it justified to develop nuclear energy for commercial use? the workplace?
18. Is it effective to censor parts of the media? 50. Is it ethical for companies to market their products to
19. Are humans to blame for certain animal extinctions? children?
20. Are alternative energy sources effective and justified? 51. Is age an important factor in relationships?
21. Do school uniforms make school a more effective place to 52. Should school attendance be made voluntary in high school?
learn? 53. Is the boarding school system beneficial to children?
22. Is drug testing athletes justified? 54. Are curfews effective in terms of keeping teens out of trouble?
23. Is it appropriate for adolescents to be sentenced to life 55. Should libraries have a list of books that are banned?
without parole? 56. Will posting students grades on bulletin boards publicly
24. Should high schools provide daycare services for students motivate them to perform better or is it humiliating?
who have children? 57. Do school uniforms help to improve the learning
25. Are social networking sites effective, or are they just a environment?
sophisticated means for stalking people? 58. How far is competition necessary in regards to the learning
26. Is torture justified when used for national security? process?
27. Is peer pressure harmful or beneficial to individuals? 59. Can bullying in schools be stopped? How so?
28. Are beauty pageants a way to objectifying women? 60. Is it important for all schools to conduct mandatory drug
29. Should cigarettes be banned from society? testing on their students?
30. Is it unethical to eat meat? 61. Are social networking sites effective, or are they just a
31. Should homework be banned? sophisticated means for stalking people?
32. Can people move in together before they are married? 62. Is torture justified when used for national security?
33. Do celebrities make for bad role models? 63. Is peer pressure harmful or beneficial to individuals?
34. Are credit cards are more harmful than debit cards? 64. Are beauty pageants a way to objectifying women?
65. Should cigarettes be banned from society? 97. 30 minutes of physical education is good for students health.
66. Is it unethical to eat meat? 98. PE grades can lower students GPAs
67. Should homework be banned? 99. Physical education is a part of creating a sound and balanced
68. Can people move in together before they are married? mind and body.
69. Do celebrities make for bad role models? 100. Single-sex schools are good for education
70. Are credit cards are more harmful than debit cards? 101. Animal testing should be banned
71. Should the concept of zoos should be nullified? 102. Homework should be banned
72. Should fried foods come with a warning? 103. University education should be free
73. Should sex education be banned in middle schools? 104. Internet brings more harm than good
74. All schools should make it a requirement to teach arts and 105. The legal driving age should be raised to 18
music to their students? 106. Homework is a waste of time. (Junior)
75. Should juveniles be tried and treated as adults? 107. School Uniforms should be banned - Junior
76. Is human cloning justified, and should it be allowed? 108. Assisted suicide should be legalized
77. Has nuclear energy destroyed our society? 109. Wild animals should not be kept in captivity
78. Should parents not purchase war or destruction type toys for 110. Cosmetic surgery should be banned
their children? 111. Children should be allowed to own and use mobile
79. Should animal dissections be banned in schools? phones.
80. Are humans too dependent on computers? 112. Every child should have a mobile phone. (Junior)
81. Are security cameras an invasion of our privacy? 113. Mothers should stay at home and look after their
82. Should gay marriages be legalized? children.
83. Is co-education a good idea? 114. The sale of human organs should be legalized
84. Does money motivates people more than any other factor in 115. Science is a threat to humanity
the workplace? 116. Junk food should be banned from schools
85. Is it ethical for companies to market their products to 117. Advertising is harmful
children? 118. Internet should be censored
86. Is age an important factor in relationships? 119. Capitalism is better than socialism
87. Should school attendance be made voluntary in high school? 120. Beauty contests should be banned
88. Is the boarding school system beneficial to children? 121. Parents should be able to choose the sex of their
89. Are curfews effective in terms of keeping teens out of trouble?
children
90. Should libraries have a list of books that are banned?
122. Boxing should be banned
91. Will posting students grades on bulletin boards publicly
123. Human Cloning should be banned
motivate them to perform better or is it humiliating?
124. Terrorism can be justified
92. Do school uniforms help to improve the learning
125. Parents should be held responsible for their school-
environment?
93. How far is competition necessary in regards to the learning
going children's discipline problems.
process? 126. Smoking in public spaces should be banned
94. Can bullying in schools be stopped? How so?
127. Extra-curricular activities in schools should be formally
95. Is it important for all schools to conduct mandatory drug recognised.
testing on their students? 128. Voting should be compulsory
96. School is solely for studying, not for play 129. Criminal justice should focus more on rehabilitation.
130. The use of performance enhancing drugs in 162. Bribery is sometimes acceptable
professional sports should be permitted 163. Religious symbols in public buildings should be banned
131. Physical education should be compulsory 164. Downloading music without permission is morally
132. Prisoners should be allowed to vote equivalent to theft
133. United Nations has failed 165. Monarchy should be abolished
134. Developed countries have a higher obligation to 166. Nuclear weapons should be abolished
combat climate change than developing countries 167. Democracy should be imposed
135. Students should be legally responsible for bullying if it 168. Can alternative energy effectively replace fossil fuels?
resulted in the victim's death 169. Should religious institutions remain tax-exempt?
136. Advertising aimed at children should be restricted 170. Is human activity a substantial cause of global climate
137. Teachers should be armed change?
138. Housewives should be paid for their work 171. Is a college education worth it?
139. Corporal Punishment in Schools should be reintroduced 172. Is drinking milk healthy for humans?
140. Gambling should be banned 173. Should any vaccines be required for children?
141. All nations have a right to nuclear weapons 174. All citizens who do not vote should pay a fine
142. The right to bear arms should be limited 175. Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) should be banned
143. Religion does more harm than good 176. Macs are better than PCs.
144. Music containing lyrics that glorify violent and criminal 177. Androids are better than iPhones
lifestyles should be banned 178. Poetry should be removed from the curriculum.
145. Home schooling should be supported 179. Renewable forms of energy should be subsidized by the
146. Hosting the Olympics is a good investment government.
147. Internet access is a human right 180. Cyberbullying that occurs outside of school, should be
148. Animals have rights. punished by the school
149. Child performers should be banned 181. Single-sex schools are better for students.
150. People Should Not Keep Pets 182. Students should be able to leave school for lunch.
151. Teachers should not interact with students via social 183. Schools should block Youtube.
networking websites. 184. All students should be required to perform one year of
152. Drug-testing in schools should be supported community service.
153. Suspected terrorists may be tortured to obtain 185. Year round education is not a good idea for student
information from learning
154. It is sometimes right for the government to restrict 186. Every student should be required to take a performing
freedom of speech arts course
155. All parents should be made to attend parenting classes 187. All students should have an after school job
156. The development of genetically modified organisms 188. Intelligent design should be taught in science classes
should be banned 189. People should be fined for not recycling
157. Social deprivation causes crime 190. Smoking should be illegal
158. Sex education mandatory in schools 191. The government should provide wireless service for
159. Newspapers are a thing of the past everyone
160. It is too late to rectify global climate change 192. Students should not be graded on their handwriting
161. Internet encourages democracy 193. Schools should not be allowed to track students
194. Sharing music online should be allowed 198. Grades should be abolished
195. The driving age should be raised 199. The right to bear arms is a necessary constitutional
196. The voting age should be lowered amendment
197. Progressive tax rates are unfair 200. Sports stars should be positive role model
201.