“Activities for Children through Web and Mobile Tools and Virtual Gatherings,” Virtual Activity Guide for Children (2020)
“Activities for Children through Web and Mobile Tools and Virtual Gatherings,” Virtual Activity Guide for Children
Activities should be planned and carried out by adult leaders. Activities should:
Focus on meeting individual, family, and local needs.
Use technologies that are available in your area.
Give consideration to children who may not have digital access.
Follow the principles and best practices found in “Service and Activity Guidelines for Children.”
Follow all Church safety and other policies and best practices (see safety.ChurchofJesusChrist.org).
The following best practices may be adapted to local circumstances, under the direction of local leaders.
Counsel together and seek revelation for adapting activities so they can be held digitally.
Follow online safety practices:
Use known and secure vendors and sites.
Avoid sharing personal information online—others’ and your own.
Avoid sharing pictures of others without their permission.
Avoid opening attachments from unknown sources.
Don’t send money or account information.
Follow Church standards in materials that are posted.
Ensure that leaders participate in all virtual activities.
Make parents aware of activities so they can be responsible for the online safety of their children.
Plan with digital interactions in mind. Not all in-person activities will be successful in a digital environment. Leaders should consider activities that allow individual efforts to be shared or brought together online.