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Social Media:  Not a right, but still granted

Camry Bishop, Pepperdine studentWhen it comes to rights and privileges it is less about them being given to someone than it is about what they do with them. Allowing sex offenders the right to social media isn’t the problem, it’s what they could potentially do with it. However, telling someone that they are barred from having a social life in what is probably the only place they are still accepted is, for lack of a better word, harsh. Criminals deserve to be treated like criminals when they’re in jail,…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 03, 2017

Should sex offenders have a right to social media?

Kristin Vartan, Pepperdine studentOne of the purposes of a social network is to quite literally network through virtual means. A LinkedIn account is like a remote business exchange of business cards but is a connection documented with more permanence. Modern society is so rooted in social media networking that companies will even scour potential employer’s social media accounts to get a better idea of their character and fit with the company. Some job applications even provide the option of replacing standard application inserts by linking…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Oct 02, 2017

Social Media isn’t Rehab

Gabriella Robison, Pepperdine studentSocial media has certainly become an ingrained sect of current pop culture and society. Has it become integral? That is a separate and much bolder claim altogether. While the latter statement may become true one day, I do not believe that it is true today. In other words, social media is not a necessary tool for rehabilitation.

Rehabilitation is defined as the “means to drive, means to find a job, means to keep a job, means to secure housing, etc.” in order to prepare former inmates…

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  • Influencers | Social Media , Pepperdine Student Comments
  • Sep 27, 2017

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