In the modern era the use of technology has soared and for many, if not most people of a certain generation, an iOS or Android mobile phone is part of their daily lives – so, why shouldn’t we use mobile phone technology to tackle the issue of reform and rehabilitation.
We’ve gone one stage further in our quest to provide a less awkward approach; we’re all for civil liberties and respect for those who earn it, but it’s important to remember that life is not an easy road. On the other end of the spectrum, there’s never been a feasible mobile app choice providing vulnerable people with an opportunity to communicate and in a sense ‘virtually change their life’.
It’s also an opportunity for high profile people and celebrities who have benefitted from their raised profiles and increasing fan base to give something back. As we’ve seen, crime and anti-social behaviour is on the rise in our towns and cities, that’s why we need to make ‘Reform and Rehabilitation’ the most important topic and focus of the mainstream media. We need it trending on Twitter, as we know that the mainstream media stories are now as a direct result of a topic trending on Twitter.
Irrespective of who’s at fault for the rise in crime, lawlessness and a disengaged generation of young adults, the message is clear, technology, family and community relationships are symbiotic, and these powerful tools can hugely benefit us in the battle to prevent offending and reoffending.
Like many other brands, we look at how we can solve the problem of reform and rehabilitation daily and find it enjoyable not only professionally, but also personally, at being able to help vulnerable people change their lives. However, we’re also horrified at the lack of housing, training, job, and education opportunities available for those who seek change.
Rather than use technology to subject others to vitriolic abuse online; let’s not feed a troll by acknowledging the poisonous hatred and abuse, let’s just use technology to help people rehabilitate and resettle into society - it’s one of the greatest permissions of living in a democracy such as ours that allows us to have freedom to help others.
“The number one benefit of information technology is that it empowers people to do what they want to do. It lets people be creative. It lets people be productive. It lets people learn thing they didn’t think they could learn before, and so in a sense it is all about potential.”
Steve Ballmer – Brainyquote.com
Inside Connections – Samantha, Aug 2018