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. The focus of CW is about helping students to become responsible digital learners. When navigating cyberspace, students should demonstrate respect for self and others and practise safe and responsible use. Students should also be a positive peer influence by harnessing technology for collaboration, learning and productivity, as well as advocating positive use of technology for the good of the community.
MOE’s Cyber Wellness Framework
MOE uses the CW 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 a child’s well-being in cyberspace as he will then be able to make careful and well-considered decisions.
Our objective of our Cyber Wellness @ CHS Programme is for all CHS gentlemen to be developed into “Cyber Happy and Savvy” users of the internet.Our Aim
- Respect for Self and Others: Pupils are reminded to uphold their own dignity
when online and respect other online users.
- Safe and Responsible Use: Pupils are encouraged to maintain a healthy balance of online and offline activities. They should display an understanding of the risks of harmful and illegal online behaviour, inappropriate online content and take steps to protect themselves.
- Positive Peer Influence: Pupils are encouraged to be a positive role model online and advocate positive online behaviour. This includes sharing healthy and positive content, using technology for good and standing up for victims of cyber bullying.
We strongly believe that all pupils must be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and values/attitudes to navigate the internet safely. They also need to know how to practise netiquette, balance their time spent on technology and be on guard of the dangers of online predators.
CW Education in CHS comprises of a) CW lessons via Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) and b) school-wide programmes (e.g. CW assembly talks, CW morning sharings, Peer Support Leaders’ CW Workshop, CW activities) to reinforce the importance of CW and its messages.
CHS carries out CW lessons during Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP) to equip our gentlemen with life-long social-emotional competencies and sound values so that they can become safe, respectful and responsible users of Information Communications Technology (ICT).
To complement the CW 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. To ensure that their children are safe and have positive experiences online, parents can:
Below is a list of guides & tips, resources and useful links to help you to reinforce Cyber Wellness education at home.
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