PROVO — Dr. Charles D. Knutson tells the story of a man who was worried about his son.

The father said his 20-year-old had blown off the idea of serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Well, he would have served a mission — under two circumstances.

The young man wanted to take a laptop computer with him and keep playing "World of Warcraft," an online role-playing game, while serving his mission. That wasn't an option, so the young man didn't go.

Knutson, an associate professor of computer science, spoke on "Online Gaming — Being Aware of the Dangers and Establishing Safety Guidelines" at BYU Campus Education Week on Aug. 21.

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