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Singapore: Cyber wellness

Singapore puts emphasis on promoting “cyber wellness” within the education system. Cyber Wellness (CW) refers to the positive well-being of Internet users. It involves an understanding of online behaviour and awareness of how to protect oneself in cyberspace. The Ministry of Education uses the CW framework to develop the child’s instinct to protect and empower him/her to take responsibility for his/her own well-being in cyberspace. CW Education in Singapore comprises a) CW lessons in the formal curriculum and b) the school-wide programmes (e.g. CW assembly talks, CW activities) to reinforce the importance of CW and its messages. Schools are guided by the CW framework to plan and implement CW education which is customised to the student profile and school environment.