Ideas on how to improve cyber-wellness education wanted

SINGAPORE - Those with ideas on how to improve cyber-wellness education here can now share them with the Government.

Under the latest call for such proposals that was launched on Tuesday, the Inter-Ministry Cyber Wellness Steering Committee (ICSC) is looking for suggestions that can encourage the positive use of the Internet and mobile technologies among young people.

These suggestions could be in the areas of protection against cyber crime, and balancing online and offline activities and information literacy, among others.

For instance, the Government is looking for ideas on how parents can guide their children on safe and responsible use of information and communication technology.

"It is essential that parents act as role models for their children, build a positive parent-child relationship and understand their children's online activities," said the Ministry of Communications and Information and the Ministry of Education in a joint statement on Tuesday.

This call for proposals is the Government's sixth since 2009.

Over the years, more than 25 successful proposals have reached out to over 240,000 participants, through platforms such as exhibitions, drama productions, online resources for parents, and seminars for educators.

The closing date for submissions is at 4pm on Jan 23, 2015.