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Dear Gramps,

I teach the youth at seminary. Electronic Communication Devices are becoming a concern. Have the Brethren given any counsel on the uses of ECD in the classroom? I see them as a temptation to distract them rather than a blessing.  What advice would I give parents and youth about using their ECD?



Electronic devices can sure be wonderful, can’t they? You can store all kinds of information on them and it’s all easily available.

Mormon-Electronic ScripturesTo my knowledge, the Brethren have never made a statement for or against the use of such devices for the youth. However, my own bishop in my ward did make his own rule for the youth.

He said: “Until the missionaries can carry, use and teach out of electronic scriptures, the youth should use their printed scriptures.”

Hope this helps.


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