Teaching with Tech: Engaging Youth in a Digital World

Teaching with Tech: Engaging Youth in a Digital World

In the magazine article “Teaching with Tech: Engaging Youth in a Digital World,” Brian K. Ashton, second counselor in the Sunday School General Presidency, explains how technology can be an ally rather than an enemy in the classroom. Our youth have been...
Teaching Kids to Be Digitally Literate

Teaching Kids to Be Digitally Literate

“If your idea of teaching kids to be digitally savvy means showing them how to avoid phishing scams, create unbreakable passwords and stay off pornographic websites — then experts say you’ve got a lot to learn.” That’s the lead paragraph in the...
Helping Kids Use Social Sites Safely

Helping Kids Use Social Sites Safely

These days, many kids draw little distinction between real life and online life. They may use social sites designed for children such as Webkinz or Club Penguin, or social sites designed for adults such as Facebook or Instagram. Whatever they’re doing, they...
Parenting the Internet Generation

Parenting the Internet Generation

As a parent, you face unprecedented hurdles today and a big one is the Internet. Did you know that 93% of boys and 62% of girls have been exposed to Internet pornography before the age of 18? You may be thinking, “That’s not my child!” Unfortunately, many of the...

Using Media and Technology Wisely

The Church magazines would like to hear from you! How do you moderate your children’s time with TV, computer, video games, and cell phone? How do you help them live a well-balanced life, using technology in helpful and appropriate ways without letting it take over?...
Web of Trust

Web of Trust

The Web of Trust (mywot.com) is a set of community-powered tools that families can use to identify trustworthy websites. It shows which websites you can trust for safe surfing, shopping, and searching on the web. Their safe surfing browser tool is free. The WOT Trust...
OnGuardOnline.gov

OnGuardOnline.gov

Visit OnGuardOnline.gov for social networking safety tips for parents and youth. It provides practical tips from the US federal government and the technology industry to help you be on guard against Internet fraud, secure your computer, and protect your personal...
Facebook Safety Channel

Facebook Safety Channel

Facebook just launched a page on Facebook Safety (facebook.com/fbsafety) with some great videos and tips. You can “Like” this page to get updates and give feedback on safety issues....

Take Charge of Your Online Reputation

Microsoft.com offers the following ideas on how to Take Charge of Your Online Reputation: Chances are you already have a reputation online, even if you don’t want one. On Web sites across the Internet, people can find information about you. You should be aware...
Covenant Eyes: Freedom from Pornography

Covenant Eyes: Freedom from Pornography

On this site, I maintain an ongoing page that lists resources in overcoming pornography. I know that pornography is a big problem in the world today, and growing bigger. One of the best programs I’ve seen to help your family stay clear of pornography is Covenant...

Facebook Safety on Mobile Devices

Do you access Facebook from a mobile device? Today Facebook announced a full range of mobile privacy settings to control your preferences on the go. All of Facebook’s privacy controls are now available from any browser-enabled mobile device. Read more at the...

Tips for Social Networking Safety

Microsoft.com offers the following 11 Tips for Social Networking Safety: Social networking Web sites like MySpace, Facebook, Twitter, and Windows Live Spaces are services people can use to connect with others to share information like photos, videos, and personal...

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