Helping special needs students stay safe online

IMDA's pilot programme will deal with false information, how to handle cyber bullies

The Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) is developing a pilot programme to teach students with disabilities how to protect themselves in cyberspace.

Earlier this month, it awarded a $54,400 tender to Pinheads Interactive - an agency that creates interactive media - to develop a mobile immersive media software application for people with disabilities to educate them about cyber wellness and cyber security.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 29, 2018, with the headline 'Helping special needs students stay safe online'. Print Edition | Subscribe