Overview and Purpose
Cyber Wellness (CW) in Character and Citizenship Education (CCE) focuses on the well-being of our pupils as they navigate cyberspace. Our curriculum aims to equip pupils with the knowledge and skills to harness the power of ICT for positive purposes, maintain a positive presence in cyberspace and be safe and responsible users of ICT.
Approach and Learning Experience
Our approach to CW is guided by the CW Principles by the Ministry of Education:
The three principles, ‘Respect for Self and Others’, ‘Safe and Responsible Use’ and ‘Positive Peer Influence’ when adhered to will anchor a child’s well-being in cyberspace as he will then be able to make careful and well-considered decisions.
CW Education at Catholic High School is delivered across various learning platforms:
- CW lessons via Form Teacher Guidance Period (FTGP);
- School-wide programmes (e.g. CW assembly talks, CW morning sharing, Peer Support Leaders’ CW Workshop and CW activities); and
- CW topics that are included in subjects such as English and Mother Tongue Languages.
CW curriculum at a glance:
|Cyber use||Maintaining a healthy balance of online and offline activities|
|Cyber identity||Developing a healthy online identity
Appropriate online expression
Developing safe, respectful and meaningful online relationships
|Cyber Citizenship||Understanding the cyber world
Handling online content and behaviour
Having a positive presence in the cyber community
|Cyber Ethics||Creating and sharing of online content in a responsible manner
Support at Home
To promote Cyber Wellness at home, parents are encouraged to do the following:
Information taken from MOE Parent Kit, Cyber Wellness for Your Child.
- 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
From external agencies
- Media Literacy Council
- National Crime Prevention Council
- S.U.R.E. by National Library Board
- Cyber Security Agency