“Wise use of our technology would include care in that which we invite into our homes by the way of television, videos, computers, including the Internet. There is much that is good and edifying in the media, but there is also much that is gross, immoral, and time-consuming, enticing us to be ‘ever learning, and never able to come to the knowledge of the truth’ (2 Timothy 3:7 – AKJV). During the Second World War when gasoline was in short supply and rationed, I remember signs saying, ‘Is this trip necessary?’ Today, with ever-increasing demands on everyone and time in short supply, might we ask ourselves before we turn on the video game, the television, the computer, or access the many programs available, ‘Is this trip necessary?… Is the information I am receiving from this tool of learning edifying and adding truth into my life? Are the hours I am investing an effective use of my valuable time? Does this computer game assist me in fulfilling my responsibilities and goals?’ If the answer is not a resounding yes, then we should have the courage and determination to click off the button and direct our lives to more important tasks.”
Harold G. Hillam, Ensign Magazine “Teachers, The Timeless Key” (Salt Lake City, UT: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, November 1997), 63.