“The Church has provided the methodology to either display e-mail addresses and telephone numbers or to hide them in the directory. It is left up to the parents and guardians of minor children to decide what they feel is appropriate for their circumstances.”
2. On lds.org Directory click <help <Editing Your Profile <Review the Privacy Agreement
Some posts have talked strongly about the minimum use of minors email, phone, & photo. They refer to keeping our children safe. Which I agree should always be a focus. As I have learned and explored and wondered about the proper use of email and phone # for places in the different applications on the directory, calendar, and MLS, I have been torn between do we encourage the use of this contact information or do we ignore it and don't bring it as a feature. On one hand having the the deacons, Beehives etc. use a calendar on LDS.ORG for there activities seems exciting and useful. On the directory to be able to send an email or a text to the Priest, Teachers, Deacons, Laurels, MiaMaid, and Beehives seems like good training in helping them become good leaders and effective ways to progress the work. Yet on the other hand having contact information could be a temptation for someone to get out of control. Reading the policy I think I understand now where the church is coming from. The bishop and Stake President can now make their recommendations as to how we proceed. It looks like that a policy in our ward might be emerging, to have the parents email in the slot of the minor. The bishop will be addressing this in an upcoming training with the Presidencies in our ward. What are other wards doing in using the youth in connection with the said applications?
I have read forums & help sections about the children visibility and the Stake. I was wondering if somewhere the help sections addresses the age of a child and visibility on the ward basis, Is there an age when a child can have a phone, email, picture, or lds.org account? Is this all up to the parents also?