Who We Are

DQ InstituteTM is an international think tank committed to improving digital education, culture, and innovation through cross-sector collaborations, global dialogue and big data research.


Our mission is to ensure every child acquires the technical, social, and mental skills they need to be informed and discerning users of digital media and good digital citizens.


  • To ensure every child has safe and secure access to the digital media and technology
  • To set the framework & global standards for digital citizenship education.
  • To provide nations with a comprehensive digital citizenship education solution that can be incorporated into public education systems.
  • To develop an alliance of public and private stakeholders invested in the creation of a safe and secure digital ecosystem for young users.

    Through our #DQEveryChild movement, we aim to empower 1 billion children with DQ by the year 2030.

    Our Goal

    Our goal is to empower all individuals, families, organizations, and countries to harness digital media and technology and maximize positive outcomes while preventing and mitigating risks. We see a digital future where people are free, healthy and safe.

    The Institute supports the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4 to ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.

    Our Strategy


    the framework and establish global standards of digital intelligence (DQ™) for all ages.

    Data-DrivenWe believe in objective measures of performance. #DQEveryChild facilitates on-going data collection to both refine DQ WorldTM as well as to identify areas and trends for further academic and public attention. The data is also used to provide assessment to ensure that lessons are effective and that each child is meeting DQ standards.

    Forward-Looking — We will continue to conduct high-level research to understand upcoming technologies and trends to equip children and adults with the necessary cognitive, emotional and social skills to face the challenges and thrive in a rapidly evolving digital world.

    comprehensive, engaging and relevant DQ solutions.

    Values-Focused — We believe that while technology may change, values are enduring. To foster healthy, ethical and confident behaviour online, lessons must be rooted in basic human values such as wisdom, respect, integrity, resilience, self-control, courage and empathy. Whether online or off, we need to understand that the Golden Rule still applies: “treat others as you want to be treated”.

    Inclusive — Every child, regardless of where he or she lives, should have access to the digital citizenship education that will support his or her development and future success. Currently the access to digital education is not evenly distributed. We believe that as part of their basic right to education, every child should have the opportunity to learn the skills to leverage and master digital media to facilitate their own personal growth and the development of their communities and nation. In the next phase, we are also going to extend DQ to adults and the elderly.

    a coalition of public and private stakeholders to engender a safe and productive digital ecosystem.

    Ecosystem Approach — It takes a village raise a child. Education is not just the school’s responsibility; it is everyone’s. Besides educators, families, the Government, companies and everyone have a part in building a safe and secure digital education ecosystem with sound policies, programs and tools.

    -Ms Irina Bokova
    UNESCO Director-General
    “ DQInstitute does outstanding work in promoting digital citizenship for children and parents!”
    “Technology helps to connect people but it also exposes them to online perils such as inappropriate content, gaming addiction and cyber bullying. This is becoming more prevalent with young children, hence, it is important to educate them early. Singtel believes in the education and promotion of responsible digital citizenship.”
    Singtel Vice President of Group Corporate Social Responsibility
    -Mr Andrew Buay
    “I am proud to announce that Argentina will introduce #DQEveryChildren to our children to raise their DQ (Digital intelligence quotient). I am very pleased that Argentina is pioneering this education programme in the Spanish speaking world. Our children will benefit from this UNESCO award winning programme to improve their personal strengths in the discerned use of the internet.”
    -Mr Esteban Bullrich
    Former Argentina's Minister of Education
    “With the theme of this year’s GESF being global citizenship, it’s fitting that the launch of #DQEveryChild is taking place at the forum. Not only does increasing a child’s DQ score reducethe risks associated with digital technology, but it also maximizes personal strengths such as higher empathy and global citizenship, and raises their academic performance and future opportunity.”
    -Mr Vikas Pota
    Chief Executive of the Varkey Foundation
    - Claudio Cocorocchia
    “We are delighted to be working with the DQ Institute and supporting their objective of increased global impact. Our recent research has shown that the world needs higher levels of digital intelligence, which would benefit both the private and public sector, but more importantly society as a whole.”

    Head, The Future of Information and Entertainment

    “DQ World is a quality curriculum packed with fun-filled activities for children to learn digital citizenship skills. Through this program, we impart values and build the character of our children so that they can be equipped for safer use of technology.”
    -Mr James Tan
    Chief Executive Officer of TOUCH Community Services

    Our DQ Coalition

    #DQEveryChild can only be realized with the invaluable support from future-oriented and community-spirited partners.

    The DQ Institute is a public-private-civic-academic coalition in association with the World Economic Forum that aims to bring quality digital intelligence education to every child. The coalition provides evidence-based solutions and data-driven policy recommendations to help individual nations build ethical digital ecosystems through multi-stakeholder collaboration.

    Pioneering Partners

    Let’s make things happen!

    Let us know how we can help you to promote the DQ in your community or nation.



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