Previous Debates

Social media platforms strengthen family bonds

05 Jun 2018
  • Youth Hub, Emirates Towers, Dubai
  • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


  • Ameera Mohamed
  • Aisha Harib
  • Ahlam Al Banna
  • Jaber Al Zeyodi
  • Sayed Al Hashimi
  • Mohamed Al Marzooqi

Judges Details

  • Her Excellency Hessa bint Essa Buhumaid - Minister of Community Development
  • His Excellency Saeed Al Eter - Director General of the Public Diplomacy Office
  • Her Excellency Maryam Al Mheiri - Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Media Zone Authority Abu Dhabi and twofour54

Summary of Debate

The topic of the second Youth Debate revolved around the effects of social media platforms on family bonds. Youth on the Affirmative Team believed that social media platforms help bring families together, especially within the fast-paced world we live in. Youth on the Competitive team opposed the idea, believing that they create unnecessary distractions especially within the nuclear family. They also added that they believe usage of social media should be regulated and should not disrupt family time. Both teams competed fairly and impressed the panel of judges.