I Need Your Help: LDS Youth & Online
I am in the process of writing a talk to give at a fireside next week for a neighboring Stake. The topic is the Internet and new media. I will of course cover Internet safety. But I may surprise some youth there with my pretty positive take on the Internet and it’s potential for good in our lives. The Church it seems to now realize that online is going to be a critical dimension in spreading the Gospel from now on. I wonder if at some point we will see cyber-missionaries called, Young Men or women who may have heatlh or other reasons why they can not be called into the traditional Mission field, who live at home and live a missionary life, but are teaching and spreading positive messages about the Church online. Heck, maybe they will go trackting in second life.
I am interested to hear from you, have you had any good experiences with your youth online? Unfortunately the examples of problems online for our youth are not hard to come by, so I am more interested in hearing about positive experiences. I would also love to hear what you are doing in your Ward or Stake to deal with the reality of the Internet and New Media.