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When the second edition of “Preach My Gospel” was recently announced, missionaries and members worldwide accessed it online and noticed changes. One of those changes is the inclusion of “Safeguards for Using Technology,” featured on pages 20-22.

These safeguards are not new, Young Women General President Bonnie H. Cordon said when she addressed new mission leaders at their seminar on June 24.

“These safeguards have been taught to missionaries before. But now they are included prominently in ‘Preach My Gospel.’ Similarly, we want everyone to know there is now a new tool to help youth called ‘Taking Charge of Technology,’ that was recently placed on Gospel Library under the Youth title,” President Cordon said. “What ‘Safeguards for Technology’ is to missionaries, ‘Taking Charge of Technology’ will be for youth.”

The new tool for youth consists of a series of short lessons and animated videos that can guide discussions with youth whether one-on-one or in groups. In these lessons and videos, youth learn to approach technology with a “purpose.” They can ask themselves, “Why am I using this device right now?” and “How long will I spend on this device?”

Youth learn that they can make better choices when they “plan” to limit screen time and have device-free areas at home, like their bedroom and bathroom.

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