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Cyber Wellness (CW)

Cyber Wellness (CW) refers to the positive well-being of Internet users. It involves an understanding of the norms of appropriate, responsive behaviour with regard to technology use as well as knowledge, skills, values and attitudes on how to protect oneself and another internet users in the cyber world. It looks into the positive physical and psychosocial well-being of students in their use of mobile and internet technologies.

MOE Cyber Wellness Framework

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Principles
(1) Respect for Self and Others
Students need to:

  • uphold their own dignity when online (e.g. share appropriate content and participate in only legal online activities)
  • respect other people online (e.g. put themselves in others’ shoes, accept diverse views and opinions, give credit when using other people’s work and seek permission where necessary, avoid sharing hurtful materials).


(2) Safe and Responsible Use
Students need to:

  • have an understanding of the risks of harmful and illegal online behaviours, and take steps to protect themselves (e.g. keep their personal information private, verify the reliability of information using various sources, take steps to avoid dangers they may encounter online).
  • make wise and healthy choices (e.g. maintain a healthy balance of their online and offline activities)


(3) Positive Peer Influence
Students need to:

  • be a positive role model online (e.g. share healthy and positive content, harness the affordances of technology to do good for society)
  • advocate positive online behaviour (e.g. stand up for their peers online, report cases of cyber bullying to a trusted adult/authority, post encouraging remarks on social media)


Goals and Key Messages for Cyber Wellness

Goal of Cyber Wellness

The goal of the Cyber Wellness curriculum is to equip students with life-long social-emotional competencies and sound values so that they can become safe, respectful and responsible users of Information and Communication Technology (ICT).


Key Messages

The key messages to students are to:

  1. Embrace ICT yet maintain a balanced lifestyle between the physical and the cyber world.
  2. Harness the power of ICT for positive purposes.
  3. Maintain a positive presence in cyberspace.
  4. Be a safe and responsible user of ICT.


Schools are guided by the CW framework to plan and implement holistic CW Education which is customised to the student profile and school environment.


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You may click here for more information on MOE Cyber Wellness Education.


The following are the drafted lessons to be taught in 2017:


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Lesson

Topic

Lesson Title

1

1

Balanced Use of ICT

Online Activities –
What’s tipping the balance?

2

About the Cyber World 1

Handling Online Content and Behaviour 1

Online Presence –
My role in the cyber world

3

Online Identity and Expression 1

Online Self-Disclosure –
This will never happen to me!

4

Online Relationships 1

How dependent am I on online interactions?


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Topic

Lesson Title

 




2

1

Online Relationships 2

How am I relating
 (online and offline)?

2

Cyber Bullying

Standing up for my friends

3

Online Identity and Expression 2

Who do I really want to be?

4

About the Cyber World 2

Handling Online Content and Behaviour 2

Who’s interested in me?


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Topic

Lesson Title

 

 


3

1

Handling Online Content and Behaviour 3

How am I creating and sharing?

2

About the Cyber World 3

The one-way mirror

3

Online Identity and
Expression 3

Being true to my identity and strengthening it

4

Online Relationships 3

How am I communicating?


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Lesson

Lesson Title

Theme

 

 

4

1

About the Cyber World 4

Online encounters

2

Online Identity and
Expression 4

Online reputation management - What kind of digital trail am I leaving?

3

Online Relationships 4

Embracing diversity in our relationships - how are we relating in a globalised space online?

4

I am ambassador for Cyber Wellness


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Lesson

Lesson Title

Theme

5

1

Online Relationships 5

Resilience in the face of difficult online interactions

 2

About the Cyber World 5

Advocating a positive presence in
the online community