Digital users need to mind their surroundings

The Land Transport Authority will be spending a lot of money to provide free Wi-Fi at all MRT stations ("Free Wi-Fi on the go by 2020"; Oct 13).

This raises a concern.

With greater access to free Wi-Fi, more passengers will be engrossed in their smartphones and become less mindful of the needs of other passengers and less aware of the environment, such as unidentified objects and platform gaps.

Efforts need to be made to help educate these digital users to become more mindful of their surroundings.

Wong Khoon Yoong