IDC 2020 Topics

Round 1 – Education

Primary Division

That we should encourage students to follow their dream job (e.g. Youtuber, actress, athlete), instead of a job with a stable income (e.g. lawyer, doctor, teacher)

Junior Division

That we should make all schools offer an online alternative to attending school in person

Senior Division

That the government should pay cash bonuses to parents whose children significantly improve their grades at school

 

Round 2 – Criminal Justice

Primary Division

That we should punish parents whose children bully others

Junior Division

That we should punish students who witness bullying but do not report it.

Senior Division

That we should make judges spend time in jail before working in court.

 

Round 3 – Medical Ethics

Primary Division

That we should make smokers pay for their own healthcare

Junior Division

That we should ban cosmetic plastic surgery

Senior Division

That it should be doctors who make the final decision on significant medical issues for children, instead of parents

Round 4 – Social Media

Primary Division

That parents should monitor the personal diaries and social media accounts of their kids

Junior Division

That we should ban social media for children under the age of 16

Senior Division

That it should be compulsory for people to use their real name online

Semi-final and  Grand final

Primary

That we should encourage students to follow their dream job (e.g. YouTuber, actress, athlete), instead of a job with a stable income (e.g. lawyer, doctor, teacher)

That we should punish parents whose children bully others at school

That we should make smokers pay for their own healthcare

That social media should be banned for children under the age of 16

That we should ban tourism to environmentally fragile sites (e.g. Antarctica, The Great Barrier Reef, Mount Everest)

Junior

That we should make all schools offer an online alternative to attending school in person, even when it is possible for students to attend school in person.

That we should punish students that witness bullying but do not report it

That we should ban cosmetic plastic surgery

That parents should secretly monitor the social media accounts and personal diaries of their children

That we should have quotas for people who are under 30 years old in government

That we should legalise performance enhancing drugs in professional sports

That we should ban all contact sports (e.g. boxing, rugby)

Senior

That the government should pay cash bonuses to parents whose children significantly improve their grades at school

That we should punish police officers who commit crimes more severely than normal citizens

That it should be doctors who make the final decision on significant medical issues for children, instead of parents

That it should be compulsory for people to use their real name online

That all individual salary information should be publicly available

That we would prefer a world where individuals could selectively erase their memories