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Cyber Wellness

Cyber Wellness

Parenting Tips

To complement the cyber wellness curriculum in schools, parents can set a good example at home in the use of technology and play an active role in guiding our children to navigate in cyberspace. Here are the steps for PARENTing in the digital age:
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Social Media Guidelines

We have listed some websites that give parental guidance on some popular social media platforms that the youth use nowadays. The guidance below provides more related links for the related topics. Hope you will find them helpful.

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/safety/groups/parents
Instagram https://help.instagram.com/154475974694511/?ref=hc_fnav
Snapchat https://www.connectsafely.org/wp-content/uploads/snapchat_guide.pdf
Twitter https://about.twitter.com/safety/families
YouTube https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/a-parents-ultimate-guide-to-youtube

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Excessive Internet Use

1. PowerPoint Slides on Excessive Internet Use for Parents
2. Tip Sheet for Parents on Excessive Internet Use

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Cyber Wellness Articles

We have some useful articles here to help you stay current on Cyber Wellness.

 

Cyber Wellness Resources by External Agencies

 

C-Quest

C-Quest Game to promote conversations between you and your children on Cyber Wellness

The Ministry of Education has developed a mobile app, C-Quest, which will serve as a tool to encourage conversations between parents and their children on cyber wellness. Through the game, students will also learn to be safe, respectful, and responsible users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

C-Quest, in facilitating conversation between parents and their children, also complements the Cyber Wellness curriculum taught in schools through Citizenship and Character Education (CCE). The CW curriculum reinforces the positive values and social emotional competencies needed for our students to navigate the cyber space skilfully and safely.

The mobile version of C-Quest can be downloaded from the iTunes Store and Google Play.

 

Cyber Bullying

What is Cyber bullying?

  • Cyber bullying occurs when electronic gadgets (such as mobile phones and computers); social media; and Internet services are used as a means to intentionally hurt someone in cyberspace.

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  • There is no physical escape for the victim who can be ‘reached’ 24/7 – negative content can be shared, saved, and spread online.

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  • A bystander can become involved when they share or add the offending post.

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MOE’s Cyber Wellness Education

  • MOE’s Cyber Wellness Education comprises of the following components to reinforce the importance of Cyber Wellness and its messages

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School-wide Programmes

Examples of School-wide Programmes

 Schools are encouraged to share with parents their school-based CW programmes to create greater awareness how their children are benefiting from the programmes.  For e.g.  Schools can share with parents their school’s cyber wellness  student ambassador programme here (i.e. how their  students have led in the promotion of CW messages amongst their peers, helped to look out for their peers who are cyber bullied.)

 

School’s Policies & Procedures

 Schools are encouraged to share with parents their school’s policies/ procedures (e.g. counselling & mediation) for management of cyber bullying; MOE HQ’s Cyber Bullying tip sheet for parents; and the ICT Connection Cyber Wellness portal for parents (find out more: https://ictconnection.moe.edu.sg/cyber-wellness/for-parents)

 

Parents’ Role in Preventing Cyber Bullying

  • Maintain good communication with your child to:
  • Stay informed of digital trends
  • Role model polite online and offline behaviour
    •  Guide him/her to choose healthy and safe online activities
    • Protect him/her from the negative effects of cyber bullying
    • Keep the channel open for him/her to seek help from you
  • Monitor your child’s digital activities
  • Remind your child that:
    • hurting and being mean to others online is not acceptable
    • online behaviour has its offline consequences

 

Tell-tale Signs of Cyber Bullying

Behavioural changes:

  • Being anxious, upset, withdrawn or angry during/after online activities
  • Behave secretively about their online activities
  • Noticeable difference in the amount of time spent online
  • Disinterest in school
  • Avoid friends and school mates
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Low self-esteem

How to Support Your Child

  • Remain calm and practise active listening
  • Reassure your child of your support
  • Block the bully but do not retaliate
  • Save the cyber bullying evidence
  • Limit the spread of the hurtful message
  • Talk to a teacher at your child’s school and work with the school to resolve the issue.
  • Involve your child in resolving the issues

Every Parent

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