Ensure caring keeps trending

The recent incident where witnesses to an accident, save for a 12-year-old boy, were more focused on getting a picture to post online rather than going to the victims' aid, is troubling ("Boy honoured for helping accident victims"; June 3).

More people now seem concerned about what is trending online and about improving their online image, than to care for one another.

We need to address this problem and strengthen our morals as a society before technology erodes our morals and twists them into something superficial.

Perhaps we could emphasise inculcating the right values in schools, and set up scenarios within life-skills lessons to raise awareness.

These lessons can also teach students to become responsible users of technology and how to manage it rather than let it dictate their lives.

Mark Ho Zhi Feng, 18,

full-time national serviceman

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 29, 2016, with the headline 'Ensure caring keeps trending'. Print Edition | Subscribe