Taking Charge of Technology for Youth

Taking Charge of Technology for Youth

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has published a short series of lessons and videos to help young people use technology more effectively and safely. In these lessons and videos, you will learn about “Purpose, Plan and Pause.” Purpose. Ask yourself, “Why...
Friend Magazine Begins Instagram Account

Friend Magazine Begins Instagram Account

The Church’s Friend magazine has begun a new Instagram account at Instagram.com/thefriendmag with articles, artwork, and stories from children around the world. This is a place where you can find ready-made, kid-friendly Come, Follow Me activities, videos, crafts,...
President Nelson Launches Instagram Account in Spanish

President Nelson Launches Instagram Account in Spanish

President Russell M. Nelson now has a Spanish-language Instagram account to reach Hispanic Latter-day Saints around the world. This is the first Spanish-only social media account by any senior leader of the Church. “Years ago, I had the desire to learn the language of...
Making Social Media a Positive Place

Making Social Media a Positive Place

Social media can offer enriching experiences and the opportunity to spread the gospel message. But it can also give us experiences that weaken us spiritually, lead us to judge others in unrighteous ways, and cause us to lose sight of who we truly are. It’s easy to...
Church Publishes Media Safety Website

Church Publishes Media Safety Website

The Church has published a Media Safety site with principles and ideas to help you stay safe while using media and technology. The site is now part of the Life Help resources. (From the main menu on ChurchofJesusChrist.org, select Living Life and then Life Help.) The...
Church Changes Twitter Handle to @Ch_JesusChrist

Church Changes Twitter Handle to @Ch_JesusChrist

The username of the official Twitter account of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is now @Ch_JesusChrist. This change better emphasizes the name of Jesus Christ, the focus of our worship. The adjustment also helps Twitter users mention the Church more...
6 Places to Hasten the Work Online

6 Places to Hasten the Work Online

Elder David A. Bednar has given us this challenge: “Brothers and sisters, what has been accomplished thus far in this dispensation communicating gospel messages through social media channels is a good beginning—but only a small trickle.  I now extend to you the...
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...
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 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...

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