02.06: Internet accountability

Computer and internet use
Technology has made it possible for people almost anywhere in the world to have instant and constant contact with people in other parts of the world. This has proven to be a great benefit to EMM workers. Workers can relay news and prayer requests, and they can obtain information quickly and easily. This aids in maintaining relationships with those “at home.” 

However, it can also lead to workers relying on those at home for support, rather than bonding and building relationships with members of the community in which they serve. This can have a detrimental impact on their ability to accomplish their work. 

EMM encourages all workers to monitor themselves closely, both the amount of time they spend on the internet/e­mail, and how much they turn to family/friends at home for support rather than turning to those among whom they serve. 

EMM does not provide personal computers for its workers. However, Computer Services staff are available for counsel and recommendations related to computer needs.

Effective: 2016. Revised: 06/2016.