Ethics is a subject matter that most like to avoid, but truly define what is “good” and “how to behave”. When raising a child normally people have a general idea about what is acceptable and what is deemed unnecessary. The ethics of childhood is basically the provided care and education in a safe, healthy, and nurturing home. The parents are supposed to give a child proper development and provide them with an appropriate way of discipline when a child is in trouble.
Andre Curry is a dad who raises his daughter on his own. A few weeks ago he claimed to be joking around when he posted a picture of his daughter on Facebook with tape around her hands, feet, and over her mouth. People that knew him said that he was a very good father and that everyone “plays” with their children differently. As we were learning Kant focuses on the act not the outcome of what the person is doing. This is why this case could be supported from either side so to speak. From a person that is in love with children and despise when people do not treat them right, I think this could carry a very heavy outcome. He is a single father who is 21 years old and is supporting his child on his own He obviously doesn’t treat her wrong on a regular basis if he is doing all the raising himself and does not have a criminal background at all. No one understands why he chose to joke around like this but an ethic basis from a child is that the child depends on their parents. A barely one year old girl was raised by her dad because the mother was not suitable. She is still very young so she needs supportive people around her to protect her and help her grow. This act that Andre Curry did was not acceptable but he did it as a joke.
He was held on bond for roughly $100,000 and then was lessened to $30,000. He was released on a 105 bail of that $30,000. It is understood he has no criminal record and very cooperative with the police. He has spoken to his church and has openly claimed what he did was wrong. That is something that many would find a positive outcome of this situation, but he did take a risk posting items on a social media sight with humorous intentions at the result of his child being the one laughed at! With social media becoming its own being so to speak what type of ethics and standards should be expected of parents when it comes to pictures posted of their children? One of the comments to Curry’s photo was a woman claiming he was going to have DCFS called on him. Is it going to be DCFS’s problem to search public media outlets for safe keeping of children as well? Would the same outcome be if it was a girl’s first bath with the baby being naked in the picture? Though maybe that will open another can of ethic worms!
People do make mistakes but which mistakes are the ones that should be taken seriously or not?