Please develop and defend your point of view on the following issue:
Should schools and employers be allowed to use material found on person’s social media sites – Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Steam, etc. – as grounds for disciplinary action and/or deny them a job/admission? (This topic assumes that the information is obtained through public searches, not hacking or other illegal activity.) What happens when something was supposed to be “private” but is accidentally posted in public? Or if a “friend” turns around and shows the boss a screenshot of something an employee said? What is really private?
Try to support your discussion with examples and evidence when possible, even if your supporting points are theoretical or hypothetical. You must choose one side or the other – avoid sitting on the fence as much as possible.
Standard Essay Rules
* Essays should be at least five paragraphs, and roughly 250-500 words.
* Avoid using personal examples or first person speech (“I” or “we”) except in brief instances.
* Cite quotes and information from outside sources. Use MLA format.
* A works cited entry is required for each outside source used. Use MLA format.