Taking Dignity Digital

Taylor Holland

In her new essay, "Taking Dignity Digital," our fall 2015 Northeastern University co-op student Taylor Holland writes: "At the Ikeda Center, one of our core convictions is that respect for human dignity provides a baseline ethical standard for our thoughts and actions. When I consider how to bring an awareness of dignity into my life, there is no doubt that such awareness must also extend to social media. While social media is in some ways different from offline interaction in the ways it affirms and violates dignity, there are dignity-building ideas that scholars and mediators have developed offline that we can also apply—productively, I believe—to online interaction."

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