In California Freemason’s first-ever essay contest, Masonic youth throughout California were asked to share their perspectives on respect in the digital age by answering the following question:
As technology advances, more of our social interactions take place through smartphones and computers. From Facebook to chat rooms, from Snapchat to Instagram, how can we show respect for the people we encounter digitally – and why is it important to do so?
Each response was a heart-felt reflection on the importance of civility in the digital world, today and for generations to come. Read the winning essays for a first-hand perspective of technology and respect from Masonic youth throughout the state.
Second Runner-Up: Ryan Gooch, DeMolay International, Conejo Valley Chapter