Thursday, April 15, 2010

Internet Safety Assignment

1. I chose to read the conference talk by Elder Ballard.
2. The video resources included interviews with youth about the internet. I thought it was interesting how some people had nothing to do with the internet (at that time), and others used it quite often. However, many were not knowledgable about the dangers included, because they only think of the internet as such a great new thing. Some videos highlighted kidnappings and rapes initiated because of the web.
3. I think it that the internet and technology and the ability of the media to get to many people is wonderful. So much good can come from technology and the internet. However, it is extremely important to be cautious of the potential dangers that are increasing every year. Elder Ballard focused on how Satan's goal is to destroy the family, which is the central focus to Heavenly Father's eternal plan of happiness. With the growing internet, it is easier for bad things to corrupt a family from the inside.
4. I asked my mom what she knew about the subject or what her thoughts were relating to the subject. She completely agreed with everything I had told her, and she said that she knew it was a modern day problem. She added other things that she thought was wrong with the media and how it can destroy families, for example, pornography. She knew personally some families it had really hurt. This reaction from my mother was completely expected. She has taught me about dangers in media and in the internet so that I would not get into trouble. I think that she will be reminded of internet dangers and be more careful. My sister goes on the internet often, especially now that she has that feauture on her fancy new phone. My mother will probably be more inquisitive about what my sister spends her time doing on the internet.

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