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Cyber Wellness for Parents


Cyber Wellness (CW) refers to the positive well-being of Internet users. It involves an understanding of online behaviour and awareness of how to protect oneself in cyberspace.

MOE uses the Sense-Think-Act framework to develop the child’s instinct to protect and empower him 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 your child’s well-being in cyberspace as they will then be able to make careful and well-considered decisions.

'Parents play a key role in shaping students’ behaviour in cyberspace. Parents are critical in anchoring strong values in their children to better manage their child’s internet exposure. Through the joint effort of parents and schools, we can ensure that our students adopt the right values and attitude when using technology.'

Mr Hawazi Daipi
Senior Parliamentary Secretary Ministry of Education and Ministry of Manpower
International Conference on Teaching and Learning with Technology (iCTLT)
29 March 2012

To complement the CW curriculum in Greenridge Secondary School, parents can set a good example at home in the use of technology. Parents play an active role in guiding your child to navigate in cyberspace and for creating a safe environment for them so that they can use the internet constructively. To ensure that your child is safe and have a positive experience online, parents can:

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Find out more about Cyber Wellness@GSS here.


Cyber Wellness Resources for Parents

ResourceDescription
C-Quest
C-Quest is specially created mobile app game to facilitate meaningful parent-child conversations on online experiences. Together with your child, you will explore various cyber wellness issues and help your child to navigate cyber space skilfully and safely. 

Available for download in the App Store (for iOS)

 SG ConneXion
SG ConneXion contains a digitized collection of Cyber Wellness resources created for parents to provide them with an insight on the Cyber Wellness issues that students face today through the voices of youths themselves as well as parenting tips on how to guide your children through the age of digital technology

Available for download in both the App Store (for iOS) and Google Play (For Android)

 Media Literacy Council
Resources for parents include:
  • Clique Click – Bringing Up Children in the Digital Age
  • How to Be a Savvy Digital Parent 

http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg/Resources/Pages/parents.aspx

 TOUCH Cyber Wellness
Resources for parents include:
  • Parents Over Shoulder - Resource Book for Parents
  • Family Agreement on Gadget Use Template 

http://touchcyberwellness.org

 NotAnoobie
One stop app by Singtel and TOUCH Cyber Wellness to help parents understand about cyber issues.

http://notanoobie.com.sg/

 Facebook Parents' Guide
A bullying resource for parents. 

www.facebook.com/safety/groups/parents
Internetmatters.org
A site on trending cyber issues and tips on how parents can keep their children safe online.

https://www.internetmatters.org/

Parents can also refer to MOE’s ICT Connection portal for a list of guides, tips, resources and useful links to reinforce CW education at home.


Cyber Wellness  - Pledge of Commitment

Parents can also give your pledge of commitment to know your child's online habits, set the internet or mobile device usage rules at home and be a good role model of how to use the internet in responsible ways by downloading the SG ConneXion app, on your mobile devices. Your pledge will also play a part in creating a safe cyberspace environment for your child. Refer to the navigation guide below on how you can pledge your commitment.

 

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