Internet
    Footnotes
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    Internet

    Overview

    The internet can be a wonderful tool and resource for information, but caution must be exercised in order to protect families and individuals from the potential dangers that are present online. Church leaders repeatedly counsel members to avoid internet pornography, gambling, and other evils that are available on the web. The Church also provides links to many resources to help individuals and families use the internet safely and wisely.

    Elder L. Edward Brown of the Seventy taught: “You live in a world of technological miracles. You have access through the Internet to resources one cannot begin to imagine. However, lurking there as well is a sinister evil, as deadly as a rapidly growing cancer. If you allow this pornographic disease a place in your heart, the Spirit withdraws itself and, ere you are aware, you are left alone and vulnerable (see D&C 121:37). You must avoid that pornographic playground. The same self-discipline is required relative to the materials you choose to read and the videos you may select to view. Pornography is poison!” (“Bring Your Mission Home with You,” Ensign, Dec. 2000, 18).

    Learning Resources

    Church Magazines

    “Marriage, Technology, and Emotional Infidelity,” Ensign, January 2017

    “Sabbath Day Technology,” New Era, January 2017

    “Fighting Internet Filth,” Ensign or Liahona, August 2005

    “Tangled in the Web,” Ensign, August 2001

    “Mixed Signals,” New Era, June 2001

    “How can our family take advantage of what is available on the Internet while avoiding objectionable material and people of questionable character?” Ensign, March 2001