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Cyberwellness


Cyberwellness refers to the well-being of Internet users and a healthy cyber culture for the Internet community. It involves an understanding of the risks of harmful online behaviour, an awareness of how to protect oneself and other Internet users from such behaviour, and a recognition of the power of the Internet to benefit oneself and the community at large.

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Principles:
1. Respect for Self and Others
    Students need to: 
    o uphold their own dignity when online (e.g. share appropriate content and participate in         only legal online activities)
    o respect other people online (e.g. put themselves in others’ shoes, accept diverse views             and opinions, give credit when using other people’s work and seek permission where                 necessary, avoid sharing hurtful materials)

2. Safe and Responsible Use
     Students need to:
        o have an understanding of the risks of harmful and illegal online behaviours, and take         steps to protect themselves (e.g. keep their personal information private, verify the                     reliability of information using various sources, take steps to avoid dangers they may                 encounter online)
        o make wise and healthy choices (e.g. maintain a healthy balance of their online and             offline activities)

3. Positive Peer Influence
    Students need to:
    o Students need to: be a positive role model online (e.g. share healthy and positive content,     harness the affordances of technology to do good for society)
    o advocate positive online behaviour (e.g. stand up for their peers online, report cases of         cyber bullying to a trusted adult/authority, post encouraging remarks on social media)

AGPS Cyberwellness Programme
Anchor Green Cyberwellness programme aims to promote the positive well-being of our pupils as internet users, inculcates positive peer influence by harnessing technology for collaboration, learning and productivity.

AGPS Cyberwellness Education comprises a) the CW lessons in the formal curriculum and b) the school-wide programmes (e.g. CW assembly talks, CW activities) to reinforce the importance of CW and its messages.

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