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Assignment One


1. Facts
a. Lawson is a junior in high school. One of his good friends challenged
him to a game over social media called neknominated. It is a game
where you have four different types of alcoholic drinks and chug it
while in the trunk of a moving car. After being nominated Lawson has
24 hours to do it and post it on social media. Also Lawson has an
academic commitment
2. Ethical Issues:
a. The ethical issue here is if he should attempt to accept the challenge
and post the video to social media. It could hurt his Image, and could
affect his body. Also he has to do this challenge in the trunk of a
moving car which is dangerous. Lawson dilemma is whether not to
drink and keep a good image about him, or complete the challenge
and risk hurting himself and his personal image of how people perceive

3. Stakeholders Involved:
a. Lawson- Lawson could be affected in many negative ways if he decides
to go through with this challenge. The first problem would be the way
people view Lawson if he goes through with the challenge. It could
prevent him from gaining entrance to college or if he applies for jobs
employers could see this video and not hire him. The other affect it
could have is that he is not 21 years old yet.
b. Lawson parents- Lawson parents could also be a stakeholder in this. If
he posts a video online and makes it go viral, his parents image could
be affected from a standpoint of bad parenting.
c. Alcohol Provider- Whoever supplies Lawson with the alcohol could be at
risk of punishment if anything bad happens to Lawson. If something
happened to Lawson he could be charged with providing alcohol to a
4. Moral Imagination:
a. Not competing in the challenge. Instead of doing the challenge and
posting it online, Lawson could just ignore it and stay silent about it
over social media.
b. Lawson should go ahead and complete the challenge. If he loves
competition with his friends then he should go ahead and do it.

c. Lawson could act like he is doing the challenge and put water in the
cups to make it look like he is drinking and deceive his friends into
thinking that he did complete the challenge.
5. Decision:
a. Lawson should not attempt the Neknominated challenge due to it could
be dangerous, having obligations to attend to in the morning, and it
could effect his social image. Lawson is under the age of 21 and he is a
junior in high school. If he were to complete this challenge he would be
breaking the law. Nekominated also requires you to drink in the trunk
of a moving car. He is at a higher risk to get hurt by drinking in the
back of a moving car. Lawson also is looking for jobs, if he were to post
this challenge online his employers could see this video and decide not
to hire him. The last problem that he would have doing this problem is
the academic obligations that he has the following morning. If he
wants to be focused and prepared for the obligations then Lawson
needs to not attempt the challenge.