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Online game to promote cyber wellness among primary school pupils

Published on Feb 11, 2014 5:05 PM
 
West View Primary School students taking the zero cyber bullying pledge as part of an educational programme promoting responsible online behaviour launched by the Media Literacy Council, which champions cyber wellness. -- ST PHOTO: DESMOND FOO

In a bid to fight cyber bullying, the Media Literacy Council, which champions cyber wellness, on Tuesday launched an educational programme promoting responsible online behaviour to all primary schools.

The cyber wellness programme, named iZ HERO challenge, allows primary school children to learn about cyber bullying through a game, comic strips and other activities online. They also learn the appropriate ways to respond when they are the subject of a cyber bullying incident.

Through the game, the children earn points by reading about the characteristics of the "cyber bully monster" and tips for proper cyber behaviour. They can also send "respect cards" containing such tips to their friends.

The programme is jointly developed by Korean company infollutionZERO and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

 
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