1. The fourth article that I read was Setting Family Standards for Entertainment, by Carla Dalton, in the June 2001 Ensign.
2. Some of the most important things that I learned from the reading were that parents need to establish guidelines and be consistent in their example. Another thing that I learned from the article was to teach teenagers to obey the spirit. When we teach children the correct principles, we give them the foundation for making correct choices.
3. Because of the things that I have read, I am going to make sure that I pay careful attention to what my students and children are doing on the internet. I will also teach my children how to use the internet safely and what to avoid. I am also going to keep my computer in an open area, so that I can always keep an eye on my children.
4. I can use the things that I have learned from the reading to have a positive influence on my friends and family by teaching them about internet safety. I can also be a good example to my friends.
I talked with my 18 year old sister, who is a senior in high school. It was really weird to talk to her, because she is not that much younger than me. It was a little difficult because I would ask her what she knew about internet safety and she was like don't go on bad websites. If you don't do that then you don't have to worry. I then started to explain to her about chat room, online bulling and sexual predators. As I was telling her this, she was like duh, I know that. I think that the main thing that is important to remember is to be open with parents about what you are doing on the internet, don't be secretive about it. Also only go on the internet if you have a specific reason, because randomly surfing could get you into trouble. I think that growing up in the technology age has helped us to become more safe about what we do on the internet but it also lets us get the idea that we know it all and nothing bad can happen to us. I think that this is the stage that my sister is at and I hope that some of the things that we talked about will sink in and help her to be safe while on the internet, because I don't want anything to happen.
8 years ago