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12 Nov 2013
animal research debate | animal rights | animal testing | Animal Welfare | Animals | experiment | Morality | Science General | Environment | Science
Animal research has been used for several centuries as part of efforts to better understand the world around us. More than 100,000,000 animals a year are used...
11 Oct 2013
Digital Freedoms | facebook | internet sites | Privacy | social lives | social networking | Computers & Phones | Internet | Youth | Society | Science
Despite launching as recently as 2004 Facebook has quickly become the biggest social network on the internet. It has more than a billion members of whom half...
2 Sep 2013
3D printing | Censorship & IP | Consumerism | manufacturing | sustainability | Science General | Pollution | Environment | Science
3D printing is a revolutionary method of manufacturing. It is an additive process, meaning that it builds layer over layer of material in any shape using a...
This House believes that indiscriminate NSA surveillance of the rest of the world hurts the United States
9 Aug 2013
Digital Freedoms | Foreign Relations | Intelligence agencies | Metadata | National Security | NSA | PRISM | Privacy | Surveillance | United States | XKeystone | Global | Internet | International | Science
June and July 2013 brought a large number of revelations about the size of surveillance by the National Security Agency, the US intelligence agency that deals...
26 Jun 2013
anonymity | ban | Censorship & IP | Digital Freedoms | Free Speech | hate speech | identity | Internet comments | Privacy | Internet | Science
With the dawn of the internet, people are able to communicate with unprecedented degrees of anonymity: the ability to send messages, make statements, or take...
6 Jun 2013
Access to Knowledge | Censorship & IP | citizens rights | Creative commons | Digital Freedoms | Intellectual Property | public domain | Right to know | Science
A creative commons license is a kind of copyright license that gives people the right to use, share, and expand upon a creator’s work whether this is an...
10 May 2013
cyberbullying | Digital Freedoms | Digital Freedoms | Online privacy | online safety | Parental control | Parental monitoring | Privacy | Family | Internet | Youth | Society | Science
I. Introduction This debate has a fairly large scope as it concerns itself with children, as...
10 May 2013
cell phone | e-learning | educational tools | junior debate | Mobile phone | online education | primary debate | Computers & Phones | Science
This debate is about whether every child should have a mobile phone (Cell phone if you are in the United States). This does not mean that they always have to...