Social Media Debate Topics

by Loraine Walters
Created: 17.10.2019
Updated: 30.12.2019

List of 43 Social Media Debate Topics

  1. Digitally editing female models in magazines should be prohibited.
  2. Government sponsored companies like NHK (Japanese) and the BBC (British) should be privately owned.
  3. How did you decide who your target audience was?
  4. How did you develop a viewership?
  5. How do you see technology as a tool for Social Workers? (Not a Social Worker? How do you see technology as a tool for the area in which you serve?)
  6. How do you see the tools impacting the field?
  7. How has using technology and social media as tools impacted your work?
  8. Leaders of media organisations should be vetted to be of sound mind, ethical, without a criminal record, and supports the public good.
  9. Modern politics has been poisoned by media corporations.
  10. New media is encouraging self-radicalisation of the left and the right.
  11. Newspapers are a dead or dying media form.
  12. Press companies all over the world require more regulations and government control.
  13. Press freedom is a myth.
  14. Profits come before serving the public.
  15. Reality television programmes need to be removed from public life.
  16. Regulations should be created to ensure women’s sport is equally represented to men’s sport.
  17. Social media is directly contributing to global terrorism.
  18. Stereotypes are reinforced in reality television shows.
  19. Tabloid newspapers need to be closely regulated.
  20. Television companies and news channels should not be trusted.
  21. The collapse of tv viewers and newspaper readers is a result of the dumbing down of news stories.
  22. The decline of quality media is a direct result of the population refusing the pay for news.
  23. The decline of tv news viewership and newspaper readers is directly due to having an undiversified media workforce.
  24. The government is at the mercy of media corporations.
  25. The house believes that media companies chase after sensational stories instead of reporting on more important news.
  26. The influence and reach of the media has become far too powerful.
  27. The media has been replaced by social media.
  28. The media’s reporting of violent crime and events, like that of school shootings, is directly contributing to further violent crimes.
  29. The press is more influential than the Church.
  30. The private lives of celebrities should only be published with prior consent.
  31. The public has confidence in media organisations.
  32. The right to a free trial is more important than a free press.
  33. This house believes that fake news is common.
  34. This house believes that media organisations and social media do not meaningfully influence society.
  35. Traditional press and news have alienated younger people.
  36. Violent crime and war are too explicitly reported.
  37. Western press unfairly represents other countries.
  38. What are some strong examples you have seen of Social Workers utilizing technology and social media, and what makes these examples strong?
  39. What have you found most useful in using these tools for yourself as a worker and for viewers of your website and/or social media outlets?
  40. What inspired you to come up with the idea to conduct and share your work through technology?
  41. What makes your website strong and considered successful?
  42. What resources would you recommend to Social Workers that are beginning to use technology and social media as tools for their work?
  43. Who or what supported you around building your website/sharing outlet?

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