A new Mormon Messages video that focuses on bullying in the digital age is striking a chord with audiences on the Mormon Channel and on social media channels. The film, produced by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, was posted on the Mormon Channel’s YouTube channel on Friday, 28 February 2014. On Tuesday morning, the views were close to 180,000 with hundreds of shares.
President Dieter F. Uchtdorf’s message from the April 2012 general conference titled “The Merciful Obtain Mercy” is featured throughout the storyline of a high school bullying scenario that focuses on the relationship between a brother and sister as he experiences a change of heart. The youth profiled in the video don’t realize there is a new way to hurt others anonymously through texting and social media.