Last Updated: 23 August 2022

Practising Cyber Wellness

Cyber Wellness education focuses on helping your child to be a responsible digital learner. Learn more about the programme and curriculum.

What is Cyber Wellness?

Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are becoming increasingly pervasive in our world. While creating instant connectivity and access to vast repositories of information, knowledge, and opinions, the open nature of the Internet can expose our students to undesirable content and influences.

Cyber Wellness in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) focuses on the well-being of our students as they navigate cyberspace. Our curriculum aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to harness the power of ICT for positive purposes, maintain a positive presence in cyberspace and be safe and responsible users of ICT.

The 3 Cyber Wellness Key Messages

  • Embrace the affordances of technology while maintaining a balanced lifestyle between offline and online activities.
  • Be a safe and responsible user of technology and maintain a positive online presence.
  • Be responsible for personal well-being in the cyberspace.

Cyber Wellness Education: at a glance

Cyber Wellness education is usually conducted through CCE lessons during curriculum time, key Student Development Experiences (SDEs) beyond the classroom, school-based initiatives, teachable moments during other subject lessons, and learning opportunities beyond school.

The Cyber Wellness curriculum is organised into 5 topics:

Topics

What your child will learn about

Cyber use

  • Maintaining a healthy balance of online and offline activities

Cyber identity

  • Developing a healthy online identity
  • Appropriate online expression

Cyber relationships

  • Netiquette
  • Cyber bullying
  • Developing safe, respectful and meaningful online relationships

Cyber Citizenship

  • Understanding the cyber world
  • Handling online content and behaviour
  • Having a positive presence in the cyber community

Cyber Ethics

  • Creating and sharing of online content in a responsible manner
  • Respecting copyright

Support at home

Parents play a key role in their children’s growth. Students benefit the most when the home and school environments are attuned to each other. To help your child stay safe and have positive experiences online, you can:

  • Activate parental controls on your home devices.
  • Model good digital habits for your child.
  • Set ground rules for internet use.
  • Navigate the internet together to understand their usage.

Resources

Learn more about how to keep your child safe online through these resources:

From MOE

From external agencies