Last Updated: 18 October 2021

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?

Cyber Wellness (CW) 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.

3 principles of Cyber Wellness

These 3 main principles will guide your child's decision-making and anchor their well-being:

  • Respect for self and others.
  • Safe and responsible use.
  • Positive peer influence.

How it works

CW education is usually conducted during curriculum time and through programmes in schools such as workshops, talks and activities. CW topics are also included in subjects such as English and Mother Tongue Languages.

What to expect

The following time is dedicated to CW education:

  • Primary schools: 14 lessons during the Form Teacher Guidance Period.
  • Secondary 1 and 2: CW topics and lessons are delivered as part of the CCE curriculum.
  • Secondary 3 and 4: 8 x 1-hour lessons as part of the Guidance Area modules in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE).
  • Secondary 5: 2 x 1-hour lessons as part of the Guidance Area modules in CCE.
  • Junior colleges and Millennia Institute: 2 lessons within the CCE curriculum.

CW curriculum: at a glance

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

To help your child stay safe and have positive experiences online, you can:

  • Organise more outdoor activities together.
  • 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