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.
Through our #DQEveryChild movement, we aim to empower 1 billion children with DQ by the year 2030.
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.
Data-Driven — We 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.
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.
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.
Head, The Future of Information and Entertainment
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.
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