Yes I agree with this motion as many young people are obsessed by TV and celebrities; don't engage in sport or exercise and are addicted to drugs and alcohol.
I disagree with this motion:
- Whilst yes there are many young people who don't engage in sports and other important forms of exercise and activities. I still believe that there are young people who do participate in these activities.
- Think about how much negativity we as people are putting on to these young people
I disagree with this motion:
- Whilst yes there are many young people today who do not participate in active lifestyles. I do not believe that it is their fault. I feel that they are not to blame. Look at all the negativity we as people put onto them. Is it not in fact our fault that they lead these unhealthy lifestyles. Think about it for a minute, if you are constantly being told your bad, that you suck, that it's your fault you team lost. Would you not be discouraged from playing? It is for this reason that I take issue with the motion.
-Further more that is just one point as to why I disagree with this motion, Look around you there are still many young people today who are as active as they can be look at Katie Taylor for instance. She is still considered to be a young person yet she gives such positive vibe to young people, with such a good message to never give up. And personally I think that has an effect. Her and so many other people are key as to why in a recently run Cambridge study it was found that contrary to prior belief 8/10 young people aged between 8 and 18 engage in active lifestyles.
- Introduction, good evening ladies and gentlemen etc, I'm here to talk to you about today's motion , “Too many young people have unhealthy lifestyles"
- I agree with this statement and I strongly believe that it is true. One of the reasons for this is how young people are influenced in their everyday lives
- For example, restaurants and shops. If you go into any restaurant and ask for a children’s menu, most of the options are processed and deep-fried, such as chicken nuggets, sausages, burgers and chips. This suggests to younger people that these are normal foods to eat. In fact a recent study in UCD shows us that almost 60% of children believed that chicken nuggets and chips was a healthy meal.
-Furthermore, shops are also part of this unhealthy influence. They offer” two for one specials” on convenience foods such as biscuits and sweets. This tempts people to buy the extra packet and resulting in them eating it where they otherwise may have not. Again this normalises unhealthy eating habits.
- Lastly, the main influence is at home. If parents don’t expose their children to fruit and veg at a young age then the children as adults are unlikely to break that pattern and eat healthy food. Of course, it is what parents do rather than say which is the main influence. A parent must lead by example to actually influence what the child will do. This may not be the case in many homes in Ireland.
I agree to this motion because:
Children are losing the ability to socialize in person due to lack of sleep and mainly their addiction to electronic devises and apps such as their phones, i pads, facebook, snapchat, and that's only a fraction of what children are addicted to today.
They lose touch with their surroundings
Un able to communicate with someone whos trying to start a conversation with them because their heads are stuck in their phones with their ear phones so no one can interfere with their world.
According to a survey carried out by Stanford University, young girls who multitask with various digital applications like Facebook, YouTube, and text messaging are facing the risk of becoming social hermits.Around 3,461 American girls between the age of 8 to 12 were surveyed for the study.
This is not just boys, oh no, boys are the very same, if its not snapchat its their playstations or x box.
.Around 3,461 American girls between the age of 8 to12 were surveyed for the study.
Multitasking with different types of technological devices, smart phones, touch pads, mp3 players etc is the hip thing nowadays.
The era of PlayStation might have made the world a ‘safer’ place for children since they dont go out to play and get hurt but has definitely complicated it for them by taking away their childhood. Children connect online with their friends and play with them within the confines of their homes.
Clifford Nass, a Stanford University professor who worked on the study said. “Kids have to learn about emotion, and the way they do that, really, is by paying attention to other people.
Therefore children have a very low chance of getting the kind of life that parents would want them to, they would feel less personal to different things as they wouldnt have experianced their life events properly.
Even children as young 4 and 5 are getting wii's, x box's and psp's to play with, just imagine what they will be like in the future?
Young children have healthy lifestyles. They play GAA,hurling,camogie etc. They will play outside when friends are over until dark they enjoy this don't they? Yes they do. They dont own mobile phones so they dont sit and text their friends they invite them over and play outside in the fresh air. They play their sports and games during the week. Young girls do irish dance and that involves alot of fitness and a healthy lifestyle aswell. So young children have healthy lifestyles.
I will be looking at the motion and defining the word lifestyle. I will also be arguing that we can't say that too many young people have unhealthy lifestyles when there are a wide range of lifestyles.