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Social Media Certification

Social Media Certification

The Voice of Scouting has created a Social Media Certification as one of their new interactive online courses for a new age of Scouting. Have you ever been on Facebook and wondered how you got where you were? How about pin hopping on Pinterest; where was that first...
Think Before You Share

Think Before You Share

Facebook and MediaSmarts have teamed up to publish a white paper “Think Before You Share.” We always hear that sharing is a good thing. And thanks to technology, we can share our ideas, opinions, pictures, and videos with our friends and others. Most of...
Keeping Kids Safe on Instagram

Keeping Kids Safe on Instagram

Instagram has grown in popularity over the last few years among teens. It is a photo sharing application that has over 200 million active monthly users, putting it in the league with Facebook and Twitter when it comes to popularity. Instagram’s page Tips for...
PYUR Smart Web Filter

PYUR Smart Web Filter

A Utah company is about to change the way parents use internet filters for their families. It is called PYUR and it is the world’s first smart web filter. Instead of just listing the websites your kids visit, it takes a snapshot of what they’re actually...
Boy Scouts Offer Social Media Patch Certification

Boy Scouts Offer Social Media Patch Certification

The Boy Scouts of America now offers a Social Media Certification. Some of their suggested activities may be great things to do with all your children. Purposes: Be safer while using social media. Bring purpose to your use of social media. Better understand how to get...
Media Safety

Media Safety

The following article, “Media Safety” was published in the LDS Church News: A children’s storybook by Jacalyn S. Leavitt, then Utah’s first lady, tells the fictional experience of a cat, “Faux Paw,” who lived at the Utah State Capitol building. The “Techno...
2015 Conference on Protecting Families from Pornography

2015 Conference on Protecting Families from Pornography

The Utah Coalition Against Pornography has announced the dates for its annual Conference on Protecting Children and Families from Pornography. Find insight, community, hope, and resources at these events: Salt Lake City: Saturday, April 18, 2015 (with Spanish sessions...
YouTube App for Kids

YouTube App for Kids

Do your children love YouTube, but you worry about the suggested and sponsored videos that they will see? Now Google has an app for that. The YouTube Kids mobile app is basically a “clean” version of YouTube.com with access to only family-friendly videos...
Keeping Teens Safe on Twitter

Keeping Teens Safe on Twitter

Like other large social media networks, Twitter comes with possible risks. Here are a few practices that can help keep teens safe on Twitter. Talk to your teens about what they post and the amount of personal information they share online. While Tweets can be...
Silent Notes Taking

Silent Notes Taking

Mitt Romney spoke at the BYU Forum on November 18, sharing the behind-the-scenes lessons he learned while running for President. He said, “At the beginning of a campaign you experience a great deal of what I’ll call unwelcome anonymity.  Nobody knows who you are… “The...
Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook

Keeping Kids Safe on Facebook

The Facebook page Help Your Teens Play it Safe offers a few tips parents can use to keep their kids safe on Facebook. Facebook lets you control the audience of your posts. Therefore, encourage your kids to review their privacy settings and to make sure they consider...
Making Good Family Media Choices

Making Good Family Media Choices

“Parents can sometimes feel trampled by the stampede of tablets and smartphones and overwhelmed by the accessibility of media on the Internet. It’s true that media and technology can be dangerous when left to run unchecked in our families; however, like wild...
3 Tips to Keep Your Mobile Phone Secure

3 Tips to Keep Your Mobile Phone Secure

Mobile phones can contain a lot of personal information. Lost or stolen devices can be used to gather information about you and potentially others. Protect your phone like you protect your computer. Here are 3 quick tips from StaySafeOnline.org to keep your mobile...
12 Ways Pornography Leaks Into Your Home

12 Ways Pornography Leaks Into Your Home

LDS Living has published an excellent article “12 Ways Pornography Leaks Into Your Home (and How to Stop Them).” The article describes ways pornography may be leaking into your home without you even knowing it. The article also includes recommendations on...
Accountability in the Fight Against Pornography

Accountability in the Fight Against Pornography

In today’s digital world, time online is largely private time. For both adults and children, this can lead to a variety of temptations. Temptations of content: You may be tempted to watch a video online that you would never watch on TV with others in the room....

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