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
|Themes||What your child will learn about|
|Cyber identity and cyber use|
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.
Learn more about how to keep your child safe online through these resources:
- Parents, the guardians of internet
- Guide for parents on setting parental controls
- Understanding cyber wellness
- Navigating the cyber world safely
- ICT in schools: To use or not to use?
- Play safe – avoid online gaming addiction
- Safeguarding your child online
- Exploring online, safely and confidently