Singapore Safer Internet Day Committee Singapore Safer Internet Day Committee

Media Literacy Council

At the 10th anniversary of SID in 2013, Singapore participated in the Safer Internet Day for the first time, spearheaded by the Media Literacy Council (MLC). The MLC works in partnership with Industry, Community and Government to promote an astute and responsible participatory culture. One of the roles of MLC is to advise the Government on research, trends and developments pertaining to the Internet and media, and appropriate policy responses. Another role is to develop public awareness and education programmes relating to media literacy and cyber wellness.

Safer Internet Day 2014

In line with the global theme of “Let’s create a better internet together”, the Council will launch a campaign to encourage Singaporeans to pledge what we can do to make a better internet. For a start, every one of us has the power to make the internet a better place just by adopting 4 simple values: Responsibility, Empathy, Integrity and Respect

Look out for the campaign video on 11th Feb at www.betterinternet.sg.  Take the pledge and star yourself in the video! In the meantime, tell us what a better internet means to you or how you can make it better. Simply post on our MLC Facebook wall or tweet about it with the hashtag #sid2014sg!

Useful Resources for Parents

Parents play an important role in shaping how children use the internet, and in contributing to a better, safer internet. Hence, the Council has also created resources for parents to mark the Safer Internet Day.

The Council will be distributing a handbook ("Clique Click - Bringing up children in the digital age") and launching a series of online videos ("Internet Safety Tips for Parents") to guide parents on their child’s internet and digital device usage. We hope that these resources will be a useful reference for parents with young children who are just getting started in the wonders of the digital world.

iZ HERO Challenge

For primary schools, the Council is empowering young children to be HEROES in combating cyber bullying. Partnering with Dr. Park Yuhyun of the Nanyang Technological University, we are introducing the iZ HERO Project ("iZ" stands for infollution ZERO to underlie the importance of Zero Tolerance for cyber bullying and other bad online behaviour) to all primary schools in Singapore. Through interactive classroom sessions and games, we hope to inculcate in children the discipline to use digital media responsibly, to be guided by a sound value system, and to have the courage in speaking out against cyber bullying.

 

 

 

At the 10th anniversary of SID in 2013, Singapore participated in the Safer Internet Day for the first time, spearheaded by the Media Literacy Council. - See more at: http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg/whatsup/Pages/safer-internet-day.aspx#sthash.r3EFXRXQ.dpuf
At the 10th anniversary of SID in 2013, Singapore participated in the Safer Internet Day for the first time, spearheaded by the Media Literacy Council. - See more at: http://www.medialiteracycouncil.sg/whatsup/Pages/safer-internet-day.aspx#sthash.r3EFXRXQ.dpuf

 

Media Literacy Council Singapore

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