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Welcome to the Web!
(From Workshop Module 2: Tech is Awesome!)
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Talk about these ideas:

  • Use Common Sense. If something says, "Click here to win a million dollars," think twice before you click.
  • Use Strong Passwords. Create passwords that use mixed case (capital and small letters), numbers, and special characters (-!@#$%, etc.) Never use the same password for multiple sites or apps. Better yet... consider using a password vault! (Google it)
  • Use the web in public areas.
  • Don't Share Personal Info. Anyone asking for you location, address, school name, birth date, phone number, etc., is suspicious.
  • Be Cautious About Sources. The motivations and expertise of the source is important! 
  • Never assume that someone you meet online is who they claim to be.
  • Never arrange a face-to-face meeting with someone you've met online without taking precautions... like meeting in a public place and taking a parent along.
  • Never respond to a message or post that is obscene, suggestive, belligerent, or harassing.
  • Talk to a trusted adult about any information, images, or contact you encounter that makes you feel uncomfortable or seems inappropriate. Trust your gut! 

THE Smartest Idea of All:
  • THE ONLY 100% effective protection from harmful online content is the filter in your own heart... your Internal Filter.
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Addictive by Design?
(From Workshop Module 3: Social Media Savvy)
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Watch this fascinating, at times disturbing, 60-Minutes Special Report on the behind-the-scenes world of social media. Watch with a parent if possible.

What were the most eye-opening parts of the 60 Minutes Special Report to you?
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An Honest Look
(From Workshop Module 4: Taming Gaming)
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At this point in your life, you have probably already established patterns of behavior with regard to video games. Take an honest look here at your gaming.

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Is Pornography... a Drug?
(From Workshop Module 5: Pornography)
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​​​​​​​Watch this brilliant introductory video produced by the "Fight the New Drug" movement.

https://fightthenewdrug.org/media/we-need-to-talk/
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Hope through Jesus Christ
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(From Workshop Module 5: Pornography)
Check out this powerful video on the help and forgiveness and peace that can come through Jesus Christ.
https://www.mormonchannel.org/watch/series/his-grace/pornography-addiction-is-there-hope
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Deadly Distraction
(From Workshop Module 6: Smartphones 101)
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Watch this stark reminder of the sometimes tragic combination of cell phones and driving.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0OjQrR_9TA4

Share your thoughts on the video with a parent. 

Share what kind of specific personal commitments you are making when it comes to cell phones and driving.

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Your "Be Still" Experience
(From Workshop Module 7: Be Still)
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"Find a quiet place where you can regularly go. Humble yourself before God. Pour out your heart to your Heavenly Father. Turn to Him for answers and for comfort. Pray in the name of Jesus Christ about your concerns, your fears, your weaknesses—yes, the very longings of your heart. And then listen! Write the thoughts that come to your mind. Record your feelings and follow through with actions that you are prompted to take. As you repeat this process day after day, month after month, year after year, you will ‘grow into the principle of revelation.’ Does God really want to speak to you? Yes!”

~Russell M. Nelson

Plan and carry out your own "be still" experience. Here are some ideas on how to do it:

Be Somewhere Still, Absent Technology Find some place to be alone, inside or outside. Invite a sense of quiet and stillness. Notice the world around you. Find ways to invite a peaceful atmosphere. (Read. Think. Listen to peaceful music. Write. Revel in the stillness.)

Pray Consider saying a prayer out loud, pouring out your gratitude, your concerns, and your questions. Then listen and feel.

Allow Yourself to Feel. Record feelings and ideas in a handwritten journal. Meditate.
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My Hopes
(From Workshop Module 8: Story of My Life)
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What are your deepest hopes and dreams for your own life story? 

Write about the following in your journal below:

  1. What do you want to look back upon your high school experiences and see?
  2. What do you envision as the most important roles you will ever play in the course of your life?
  3. What kind of person do you hope to marry? What do you want your relationship to be like?
  4. What are your hopes for a future family? What kind of a parent do you want to be?
  5. What are your education goals?
  6. What are your career hopes?
  7. What do you want your relationship with heaven to be like?
  8. What do you hope to become?
  9. What role will technology play.... so as to help and not harm your hopes for a beautiful life?
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Say It
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Make a video or sound recording of yourself talking about the life vision that you wrote about in your journal above. Send the video or sound recording to yourself and a parent via email.

Put some real thought into this!

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