James_Francisco wrote:In all honesty, not really. I'm well aware of the security controls and the effort that has been made to make them workable. I'm also aware of at least one good argument involving their possession of keys of presidency for posting the quorum presidents as part of the YM leadership. But, relying on the authentication system alone presupposes that all of the members of a stake are without ulterior motives. Tragically, that is not always the case.
I'm coming from the more restrictive policy that is common in a lot of BSA councils of never publishing last names and contact information of youth members. There's a principle of better safe than sorry there. As a group, our stake clerk, executive secretary, and I wonder if that concept should be extended to this situation.
This restrictive policy would lead to the conclusion that no youth names should be shown in any ward directory. This is certainly an area where local priesthood leaders should be able to make a determination that is appropriate to your stake and circumstance.
In addition to knowing who all the minor children are in the stake, there are two pieces of additional information available to a general stake member that come through publishing the Youth AP Presidencies on the Leadership page: (1) The approximate age of the young man, and (2) the fact that the young man holds a specific leadership position in the Aaronic Priesthood.
Local leaders should decide if these two additional pieces of information should be protected or not. They should decide the question in general concerning letting anyone in the stake know the names, addresses, and phone numbers of those who are younger than 18.