Cyberwellness refers to the positive well-being of Internet users. It involves an understanding of the risks of harmful online behaviours, an awareness of how to protect oneself and other Internet users from such behaviours.
In alignment to MOE Cyberwellness Framework (see diagram), our school’s approach focuses on developing the student’s instinct to protect herself and empower her to take responsibility for her own well-being in cyberspace. The 2 principles: (i) Respect for self and others (ii) Safe and Responsible use, will be reinforced through workshops and SEL lessons over the 4 years of studies through topics such as (a) Dangers of Cyber contacts (b) Copyright (c) Cyberbullying (d) Internet addiction and (e) Computer Security.
General student guidelines include:
- Students are to keep their passwords confidential and change their passwords periodically to prevent identity theft or misuse of accounts.
- Students must not divulge their personal details (e.g. name, address, mobile number, photos etc.) to strangers they meet online.
- Students should not open files in emails sent by people they do not know.
- Students should check for the copyright of files before downloading them.
- Students should not continue to visit websites that make them feel uncomfortable or guilty.
Use of laptops/mobile devices and the school wireless network
- Students are responsible for their own laptops and should keep them secure in the lockers when they are not in use. Laptops/mobile devices should never be left unattended in classrooms or common areas.
- Students who are not co-operative in class and disrupt the flow of lessons through the misuse of their laptops/mobile devices will be subjected to disciplinary action
- Students who bring a laptop/mobile devices to school are subject to random checks in the event of suspected theft or misuse of the school network
- Students are not allowed to download or stream music or video files to ensure that the school’s network remains accessible to all members of the school.
- The school reserves the right to bar the use of laptops/mobile devices or the school network to any student.
- Students on the iLEARN@Cedar (1-to-1 Computing Programme) are to bring their laptops/mobile devices on a daily basis and should ensure that their laptops/mobile devices are fully charged before coming to school