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Cyberwellness

Cyber Wellness Information for Parents    


Overview
MOE uses the Cyber Wellness framework to develop every child’s instinct to protect and empower te student to take responsibility for his own well-being in cyberspace. The three principles, ‘Respect for Self and Others’, ‘Safe and Responsible Use’ and ‘Positive Peer Influence’ when adhered to will anchor a child’s well-being in cyberspace as he will then be able to make careful and well-considered decisions.

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Cyber Wellness Principles 

(1) Respect for Self and Others 

Students need to: 

  • uphold their own dignity when online (e.g. share appropriate content and participate in only legal online activities) 
  • respect other people online (e.g. put themselves in others’ shoes, accept diverse views and opinions, give credit when using other people’s work and seek permission where necessary, avoid sharing hurtful materials).


(2) Safe and Responsible Use 

Students need to: 

  • have an understanding of the risks of harmful and illegal online behaviour, and take steps to protect themselves (e.g. keep their personal information private, verify the reliability of information using various sources, take steps to avoid dangers they may encounter online). 
  • make wise and healthy choices (e.g. maintain a healthy balance of their online and offline activities)

(3) Positive Peer Influence

Students need to: 

  • be a positive role model online (e.g. share healthy and positive content, harness the affordances of technology to do good for society)
  • advocate positive online behaviour (e.g. stand up for their peers online, report cases of cyber bullying to a trusted adult/authority, post encouraging remarks on social media) 


Click on the links below for the list of guides & tips, resources and useful links to help you to reinforce Cyber Wellness education at home.

https://ictconnection.moe.edu.sg/cyber-wellness/for-parents

Excellent References
  1. Addressing Childhood Digital Milestones in A Digital Environment
  2. Why Parents Should Look Up From Their Phones?
  3. How To Raise a Kid With Conscience?
  4. Helping Kids Spot Fake News
  5. School, Health & Behaviour Suffer When TV & Video Games Are In the Bedroom 
  6. Livestreaming Habits Among Youths
  7. Parents, Here's The Truth About Online Predators
  8. How Are Smartphones Affecting Teenagers
  9. WebChat Channel Aims To Help Youths with Cyber Addiction
  10. Advice for Parents on How to Mitigate the Risks of Location-Based Services & Geo Tagging App Features
  11. Online Bullying - Advise For Parents
  12. 10 Tips For Parenting in the Digital Age
  13. Interland - Online Game by Google That Teaches Good Cyber Wellness Habits