Welcome!

“I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes.”    Psalm 101:3

Welcome to the website of the First NRC Modern Media Committee. Our purpose is to inform parents and families of the dangers and concerns associated with internet usage and to provide guidance for protecting our families. This site gives an overview of the dangers our families face and provides practical steps families can take to prevent accidental or intentional abuse of the internet.

“When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.”   Deuteronomy 22:8

The Time Spent on Phones and Mobile Devices

Smart phones, as well as many other types of mobile electronics, have become useful for accomplishing many tasks. These tasks include communicating in many ways – with words, pictures, audio, video, and other formats. These devices are also useful for navigation (e.g....

Ten reasons not to give your kid a smartphone

By Jonathon Van Maren The responses to my column last week detailing the horrific story of a boy who engaged in porn-inspired sexual molestation of his young nieces after accessing porn on his iPhone have indicated once again that many parents simply do not want to...

Why Should I Be Concerned About Internet Use?

We all know the benefits of browsing the internet for finding information and communicating with others, but it’s shocking to see the evil that is available on the internet, and how often this evil can show up unintentionally on the screen!

Start Here: Online Safety Planning

There’s a lot of information available on filtering and online safety, and it can be difficult to organize it all. Use this guide to the contents of the website in order to take it one step at a time. Let us know if you have any questions.

Simple Steps to Secure Your Device

Technology can be confusing and difficult to keep up with. We’ve tried to lay out a few simple steps to followfor securing your devices. Questions like “What are apps?”, “How do I install a filter?” and “What is Accountability?” are answered here.