Our mission


Catholic Primary School Cyberwellness Programme aims to encourage and promote safe, 
responsible use of the Internet and healthy gaming of our pupils. 
We would like to raise the awareness and impart essential coping skills in evaluating 
what the pupils read, see and hear in the media.
 

To develop a general positive well-being and knowing how to protect yourself and others when using the internet, 

example when blogging, online chats, gaming, social networking tools.

To encourage and promote safe, responsible use of the Internet and healthy gaming.

                                             
Principles
Our Principle

The two principles, “Respect for Self and Others” and “Safe and Responsible Use” when adhered to will anchor pupils’ well-being in cyberspace as they will then be able to make careful and well-considered decisions.

  • Respect for Self and Others

uphold their own dignity when online (e.g. avoid surfing inappropriate sites and participating in illegal online activities)

    • respect others (e.g. avoid using the work of others without permission and publishing undesirable materials that hurt others)
  • Safe and Responsible Use

 have an understanding of the risks of harmful and illegal online behaviours, and learn how to protect themselves as well as to avoid dangers they may encounter online.

  • be able to evaluate the consequences of their decisions/behaviors while online and make responsible choices to protect themselves and the community (e.g. not spending excessive amount of time chatting or playing games online, and reporting victims of cyberbullying to a trusted adult/authority).

 

 

Learning Cycle (Process)

Sense - The first step in inculcating these principles is to create cyber awareness among the pupils. Pupils should be able to "sense" the risks of harmful behaviours online and learn how to manage such risks as well as protect themselves from the dangers.

Think - To develop pupils' ability to respond to new encounters in cyberspace, it is important to provide opportunities for pupils to analyse, evaluate and reflect on cyber wellness issues.

Act - Pupils should eventually translate their understanding into actions that will keep them safe while online.

Pupils should always "be aware", "think" before "acting" while they are online. Therefore, "Sense, Think and Act" is a simple learning cycle for pupils to adopt. Schools should reinforce this process when delivering their cyber wellness programmes.






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AL chong,
Feb 4, 2013, 3:27 PM
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