The Internet can be a wonderful tool and resource for information, but caution must be exercised in order to protect families and individuals from the potential dangers that are present online. Church leaders repeatedly counsel members to avoid Internet pornography, gambling, and other evils that are available on the Web. The Church also provides links to many resources to help individuals and families use the Internet safely and wisely.

Additional Information

Elder L. Edward Brown of the Seventy taught:

“You live in a world of technological miracles. You have access through the Internet to resources one cannot begin to imagine. However, lurking there as well is a sinister evil, as deadly as a rapidly growing cancer. If you allow this pornographic disease a place in your heart, the Spirit withdraws itself and, ere you are aware, you are left alone and vulnerable (see D&C 121:37). You must avoid that pornographic playground. The same self-discipline is required relative to the materials you choose to read and the videos you may select to view. Pornography is poison!” (“Bring Your Mission Home with You,” Ensign, Dec. 2000, 18).

Prophetic Teachings

  • “Fighting Internet Filth”

    You don’t have to be a computer expert to help protect your family when they’re on the Web.

  • “Tangled in the Web”

    I had allowed the Internet to take over my life. It wasn’t unusual for me to spend seven hours a day online.

  • “Mixed Signals”

    How’s your media diet—healthy or harmful? Here are some tips for becoming a wise consumer.

  • “I Have a Question”

    Questions of general interest answered for guidance, not as official statements of church policy