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 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.
MOE’s Cyber Wellness Education
CW Education comprises a) the CW lessons in the formal curriculum and b) the school-wide programmes (e.g. CW assembly talks, CW activities) to reinforce the importance of CW and its messages. Schools are guided by the CW framework to plan and implement CW education which are customised to the student profile and school environment.
More details available on MOE Cyber Wellness website .