ST Feature: Is social media good or bad for mental health?

Our ex-Intern Tan Yeo Shi Lee was featured in The Straits Times, and we are so proud of him! In this article, Yeo Shi shares his thoughts on the impact of Social Media on mental well-being, and how “Social Media has made him more conscious about how he represents himself online”. With more than 200,000 […]

Evaluating Online News: Quiz

Evaluating Online News is a highly-requested for cyber wellness programme topic across schools. Especially with COVID-19 this year, there have been numerous examples of misinformation fuelling panic in various parts of the world. It is critical and paramount to develop media literacy skills from young, and we encourage our students to share their learning with […]

Engaging Livestream Programmes for Your School

Dear educators and partners, in this time of social distancing and digital education, we work hand-in-hand with schools to engage your students via livestream! Lead trainers go down to your school and set up in a room, or from an offsite location Classes receive a URL and tune in to watch an engaging, quality livestream […]

FREE Learning Resource: Managing Screen Time and Maximising Productivity

Students across Singapore schools and in many countries are online for home-based learning during this time. (Many adults are working from home on their computers during this time too!) This free resource is one of Media Literacy School’s most popular modules, “Managing Screen Time & Maximising Productivity”. With input from student advocates across Singapore, we’ve curated […]

Improving the Quality of Your Children’s Screen Time: Examples and Tips for Parents

What is your child doing when he/ she uses devices and screens? Are there ways to choose better screen time? The American Academy of Pediatrics recommend less than 2 hours of daily screen time for primary school children. It goes on to state that these should be “high-quality content”. How can parents choose high quality […]

Is My Child Addicted Online? How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

While the quality of screen time is an important factor for parents to consider, the amount of screen time is also noteworthy because it usually links with Internet Addiction, Exposure to Harmful Content and Cyber Aggression. Excessive time spent on screens also subtracts from time spent on other real life development such as physical activities […]

When Should I Give My Child A Mobile Phone? 3 Steps to Managing Digital Devices for Parents

When will your kids get their own smartphones and iPads? At which age do you think children can manage their usage of these devices? (*Real story, names changed) Jayden*, seven years-old, is glued to his iPad, watching Stampy videos on YouTube (live gaming commentaries on Minecraft). He seems oblivious to what is happening around him. […]

Cyberwellness for Families: Managing Distractions from Social Media

YouTube: Children, youth (and adults!) love the endless choices we have on this platform. From games and music videos to Korean reality shows, there is so much to look forward to. And you do not have to search very hard! Recommendations, special channels, email alerts are pushed to every user. We are entertained whenever, wherever and whatever! “There is never a boring moment […]

ST Feature: Schools to devote more time to cyber wellness education

We are in the news! Coincidentally as education announcements were made in Parliament, our team of trainers were out and about conducting our ‘Social Media: User Responsibility & Online Reputation’ module in two different schools. Here is what the teachers and students had to say: “Very current examples compared to other cyber wellness packages which […]

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