Cyber wellness 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 Cyber wellness 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 3 principles: (i) Respect for self and others, (ii) Safe and Responsible use, and (iii) Positive Peer Influence will be reinforced through workshops and SEL lessons over the 4 years of studies through topics such as (a) Online identity and expression (b) Balanced use of ICT (c) Netiquette (d) Cyber bullying (e) Online relationships (f) About the cyber world (g) Handling online content and behavior and (h) Cyber contacts.
Students are to :
- keep their passwords confidential and change their passwords periodically to prevent identity theft or misuse of accounts
- keep their personal details (e.g. name, address, mobile number, photos etc.) confidential and not divulge these to strangers they meet online
- practice positive peer influence and be positive bystanders. They are encouraged to report any inappropriate behaviour to teachers
- conduct themselves ethically and be respectful at all times
- check for the copyright of files before downloading them
- Students should not :
- open or send attachments through emails or social media indiscriminately
- conduct polls or gather public opinions through emails or social media without valid reasons
- visit any websites or apps that would make them feel uncomfortable or guilty
Students who exhibit inappropriate behaviour hurting others may be subjected to disciplinary action depending on the circumstances.