Article: I chose to read "Rated A" by Elder Marvin J. Ashton
One thing that stood out to me on the documentary was how much our words can affect others. We need to make sure that what we read, see, type, etc. does not negatively affect others. As future teachers, we need to make sure that we instruct students how they should treat others in person and when they are not around. This would include things we might say or type about others. It is important to be careful about what we post online. It can be viewed by millions. We need to make sure that the information we post online is not misleading or contain too much personal information.
I also enjoyed reading President Bednar's talk. I thought that it made some very good points. As children of God, we need to respect out bodies and those of others. We need to understand the importance of our bodies in the Plan of Salvation. There are so many ways we can abuse out bodies. As an essential part of the Plan of Salvation, we need to make sure we view ourselves as children of God.
In the article "Rated A," Elder Marvin J. Ashton pointed out that we are responsible for the material that enters into our lives. We have control over what we choose to view or not view. Ashton states, "Because I recognize that there will always be opposition in all things, I suspect that we will not soon see the day when obscenity in its various forms will be entirely eliminated. But I have faith that it can be fully eliminated in the lives of quality individuals. I firmly believe that most thinking people can be inspired to strive for the A rating by choosing wholesome, worthwhile literature, art, and habits."
For "doing" section of this assignment, I talked to my mom about internet safety. She has always been very wary of the information she receives and posts online. She understands that her information can go through millions of peoples computers everyday and as such, she tries to take the necessary precautions to make sure that her personal information is protected. When using public computers, she makes sure to log out of her email and other accounts online. At home, she has set up a firewall to block out unwanted websites that contain degrading material.
I shared with her the talk I read by David A. Bednar and how he talked about children of God. We discussed how so many people have gone against the Plan of Happiness by abusing their rights to their body. We talked about pornography and how it can destroy lives. My mom thought it was such a terrible thing that it can be so easily accessed online, even when you are not looking for it, sometimes it just pops up. Knowing my mom, she will probably have this conversation with me and my siblings several times as well as sharing the information with other members of the church she associates with.
Watched the videos and read all 5 articles!
I completed the online course evaluation on route y and the course feedback survey. I also checked my grades on moodle and they are correct!
Week 8 PLE
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