On February 8, 2021, Singapore’s President Halimah Yacob announced that the President’s Challenge 2021 will focus on equipping the nation with digital tools, skills, and connectivity, and move towards “Building a Digitally Inclusive Society” (source).
To address the President’s Challenge, a new national movement was launched by the IMDA. “The newly launched Digital for Life movement will look to bring the whole of nation together in collective efforts to help all Singaporeans have the necessary digital tools, skills and habits to succeed in the future” (source).
Public Awareness Campaign
2021 - Ongoing
Teaching Cyber Wellness to Primary and Secondary Students
Cyberlite Books has been working closely with the IMDA and Media Literacy Council (MLC) to contribute to the Digital for Life movement, in order to make a significant social impact with the next generation. Our book, Ready, Get Set, Connect!, teaches primary and secondary school students the main focus areas of cyber wellness education, which falls harmoniously into the objectives of the Digital for Life movement of “cyber safety, media literacy and mitigating the risks of online harms” (source).
A Holistic Cyber Safety Programme
We created a holistic programme that ensures that cyber safety education is communicated holistically to the students, parents, and teachers. The programme includes every child receiving a workbook of their own through the support of corporate sponsorship, and supplementary student workshops, parent webinars, and teaching materials for all participating schools.
“The pupils were intrigued with the colourful Cyberlite book, which is filled with both enriching and engaging activities inside! Through the programme, pupils learnt about positive cyber health!”
Ms. Tan, Educator, West View Primary School
Over 30,000 Books Sponsored
To make this programme possible, we partnered with Palo Alto Networks to deliver over 10,000 books into primary and secondary schools for the pilot phase and another 20,000 books as part of the ongoing project.
The programme was delivered successfully with the distribution of books to all students in participating schools, as well as highly interactive student workshops running virtually across multiple year groups. Parent webinars were also conducted on Saturday mornings to ensure a holistic approach of cyber safety for the whole family. Teaching materials provided by Palo Alto Network’s Cyber A.C.E.S.’s programme were also distributed to faculty and teachers to further enhance the educational experience.