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Practising Cyber Wellness

Cyber Wellness education focuses on helping your child to be a responsible digital learner. Learn more about the programme and curriculum.

What is Cyber Wellness?

Cyber Wellness (CW) refers to the positive well-being of internet users. CW education aims to equip students with an understanding of online behaviour and enable them to be responsible for their own well-being in cyberspace.

3 principles of Cyber Wellness

These 3 main principles will guide your child's decision-making and anchor their well-being:

  • Respect for self and others.
  • Safe and responsible use.
  • Positive peer influence.

Through CW lessons, your child will be taught to:

  • Sense – Identify possible online risks and protect themselves.
  • Think – Analyse, evaluate and reflect on a situation based on the CW principles.
  • Act – Take actions to keep safe and be a positive influence online.

How it works

CW education is usually conducted during curriculum time and through programmes in schools such as workshops, talks and activities. CW topics are also included in subjects such as English and Mother Tongue Languages.

What to expect

The following time is dedicated to CW education:

  • Primary schools: 14 lessons during the Form Teacher Guidance Period.
  • Secondary 1 to 4: 16 x 1-hour lessons as part of the Guidance Area modules in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE).
  • Secondary 5: 2 x 1-hour lessons as part of the Guidance Area modules in CCE.
  • Junior colleges and Millennia Institute: 2 lessons within the CCE curriculum.

CW curriculum: at a glance

ThemesWhat your child will learn about
Cyber identity and cyber use
  • Online identity and expression
  • Balanced use of technology
Cyber relationships
  • Netiquette
  • Cyber bullying
  • Online relationships
Cyber citizenship
  • Cyber world
  • Handling online content and behaviour
  • Cyber contacts

Support at home

To help your child stay safe and have positive experiences online, you can:

  • Organise more outdoor activities together.
  • Activate parental controls on your home devices.
  • Model good digital habits for your child.
  • Set ground rules for internet use.
  • Navigate the internet together to understand their usage.

Resources

Learn more about how to keep your child safe online through these resources:

From MOE

From external agencies