17 Feb '11, 7am

MDA drives cyber wellness to schools

MDA drives cyber wellness to schools

SINGAPORE: A nationwide "Cyber Wellness Campaign" was launched today by the Media Development Authority (MDA) to educate primary school children and their parents on the risks and pitfalls of the Internet. The campaign will see a mobile cyber wellness bus travelling to 41 primary schools and 13 public venues such as national libraries community clubs, to reach students. Originally scheduled to travel to schools for 3 months, its services have already been fully booked by schools. Acting as a "mobile classroom", the bus will highlight issues like cyber bullying, inappropriate content, privacy protection, gaming, and copyright, among others. A "Digital Diary Competition" will also encourage students to share their cyber experiences with their peers in e-journals using an online eBook application. Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA), Mr Lui Tuck Yew s...

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