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Understanding Media

“Understanding Media,” Media Safety (2020)

“Understanding Media,” Media Safety

Understanding Media

father and daughter on tablet

Media and advancing technologies are wonderful gifts from God. They make it possible to spread the gospel to the world, engage with family history in amazing ways, and connect with people you love. While many blessings come from positive technology use, it is important to understand how best to use these tools.

The Spirit’s influence in your life can be strengthened or weakened depending on your choices about media. Elder David A. Bednar encouraged disciples of Jesus Christ to use these inspired tools appropriately and more effectively to:

  • “Testify of God the Eternal Father, His plan of happiness for His children, and His Son, Jesus Christ, as the Savior of the world.”

  • “Proclaim the reality of the Restoration of the gospel in the latter days.”

  • “Accomplish the Lord’s work” (“To Sweep the Earth as with a Flood” [Brigham Young University Education Week devotional, Aug. 19, 2014],