The Straits Times
Published on Nov 01, 2012

Cyber wellness projects to focus on social media, roping in parents


THE Government is hoping to help young people understand the risks and consequences of posting false truths or risque photos on social media platforms as well as to rope in parents for cyber wellness programmes in schools.

A call for proposal for projects, which placed an emphasis on gracious and considerate use of social media and mobile technologies among young people, was issued today. Successful projects will receive financial aid from the government.

Interested parties have until Dec 18 to submit their proposals.

The call comes in the wake of several high-profile cyber-related incidents this year - one involved racist remarks, while another involved children posting risque photos and revealing their contact details on a social media platform.