Staying Safe on Mobile Phones

Staying Safe on Mobile Phones

The vast power of internet resources are now accessible through devices that fit in our pocket. These mobile devices let us instantly communicate with unlimited people. Children can access web content, photos, and videos on their phones or other mobile devices from...
Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying is willful and repeated harm (such as harassing, humiliating, or threatening text or images) inflicted through the internet, interactive technologies, or mobile phones. 43% of teens aged 13 to 17 report that they have experienced some sort of...
Staying Safe on Social Media

Staying Safe on Social Media

Children and teenagers use social media as a way to share information and connect with other people. Sites like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter have become a predominant forum to present themselves, seek approval, and describe their interests. They use these sites to...
Internet Safety

Internet Safety

June is National Internet Safety Awareness Month. All month, we will share ideas on how to keep the internet a safe resource for you and your family. See other articles about online safety. The non-profit organization Enough Is Enough has created the website Internet...
How To Establish Safe Media Use in Our Homes

How To Establish Safe Media Use in Our Homes

As parents, we want to protect our children from danger. Just as we teach our children how to be safe when cooking on campfires, ovens, or stoves, we can also teach our children to use technology wisely to avoid danger. Technology can bless and benefit our lives when...
Keeping Kids Safe Online

Keeping Kids Safe Online

June is National Internet Safety Awareness Month. All month, we will share ideas on how to keep the internet a safe resource for you and your family. See other articles about online safety. This article provides a few general tips to keep your kids safe online,...
10 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe on Social Media

10 Tips To Keep Your Kids Safe on Social Media

Teaching your kids to be safe on social media is very important. Most kids and teens spend hours online each day and we need to understand what they are experiencing and help them stay safe. June is National Internet Safety Awareness Month. All month, we will share...
Internet Safety Rules

Internet Safety Rules

June is National Internet Safety Awareness Month. All month, we will share ideas on how to keep the internet a safe resource for you and your family. See other articles about online safety. Keeping kids safe on the internet can seem like an overwhelming task. Kids are...
Limit Screen Time for Children and Youth

Limit Screen Time for Children and Youth

The World Health Organization has issued its first-ever guidelines on screen time for children: Kids under 5 should not spend more than 1 hour watching screens every day—and less is better. Infants under 1 should not view screens at all. These guidelines are similar...
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...
National Delete Snapchat Day, June 1

National Delete Snapchat Day, June 1

Today is National Delete Snapchat Day, a grassroots effort to #SaveTheKids from the destructive side of modern technology. Youth advocate Collin Kartchner posted the following on Instagram: Enough is enough. This app is a disaster. Time to say goodbye, Snapchat. You...
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...
5 Ways to Make Your Facebook Account Safer (Without Deleting It)

5 Ways to Make Your Facebook Account Safer (Without Deleting It)

Some people are scared by the recent news about some Facebook data that was used by a political consulting firm inappropriately. A few celebrities even started a #DeleteFacebook hashtag. But short of deleting your Facebook account, there are things you can do to...
Safeguards for Using Technology

Safeguards for Using Technology

The Church booklet Safeguards for Using Technology is used to train missionaries on the appropriate use of technology. This booklet is now available for parents to use in teaching their children how to be safe with technology. You can order a printed copy or find it...

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