Date: Sunday, May 8, 2016
(From 7 countries)
USA: Rick | Iran: Noorola, Behnam, Zeinab, Rojhano, Sarah, Taregh | Argentina: Johny | Tunisia: Amin, Marwa | Nepal: Grace | Egypt: Heytham | Mauritania: Boboty
Panel PRO (Team A): Noorola, Rojhano
Panel CON (Team B): Marwa, Heytham, Sara, Boboty, Zeinab
Audience (Team C): Grace, Amin, Johny, Behnam, Taregh
Team A summary
- If teenagers had their own credit cards, they would be more independent and they can learn how to be responsibility and they can learn how to make long term plans.
- One of the ways to teach teenagers how to manage their own expenses and develop their financial strategy is by giving them their own credit cards.
- Giving them a credit card is a token of trust from their parents.
Team B summary
- When the teen do not how to manage money, the problem will not only be for them, also for their parents.
- Using a credit card is not only about money, it is also about sensitive information.
- If the teenager does not how to protect their private information, he/she can put on risk the entire family.
- They would be better off using debit cards rather than credit cards.
- Teens may not know as well as adults the origin of the things they purchase; they could end up buying illegal items.
- Teenager age is when they strive to find their identity and they can easily spend too much on unnecessary things and bring the family to financial troubles.
Team C summary
- Johny voted for team B.
- Behnam voted for team B.
Team B won this debate, Thanks everyone for participating. Below are the links to listen to this discussion.