It's a Shame

TitleIt's a Shame
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication2014
AuthorsFunke, MB, Boxall, SF, Funke, RD, Myers, GA, Potthast, A
Date Published09/2014
PublisherAssociation for Practical and Professional Ethics
Publication LanguageEnglish
AbstractThe meme on Facebook is familiar The meme on Facebook is a familiar one: a child or pet contritely holding or wearing a dry erase board exposing their sins. When it's the puppy who has just covered the house in toilet paper, it can be cute. No one worries about the emotional trauma the puppy suffers from such shame(even if the puppy looks as if he knows he has just committed a mortal sin). But with children,the debate continues as to whether the shame involved with mandatory social media apologies is a good way to both punish and rehabilitate the offender.
NotesCase from the 2014 Regional Ethics Bowl. Copyright 2014, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics.