In 2017, with help of our Chinese ambassador, Mr Wang Ruijun, Former Director-General of the National Center for Science and Technology Evaluation, China, DQ Institute was able to bring #DQEveryChild movement to the most populous country in the world for the first time. An advocate of digital citizenship education, Ruijun gladly reached out to a school in his sphere of influence in Beijing and offered it the opportunity to participate in 2017 DQ Screen Time Study. This Study gives the school a preliminary review of their students’ exposure to cyber risks and digital use habits, in addition to setting the groundwork for further collaborations with DQ Institute in 2018 for an implementation of the DQ World programme in China.
DQ movement was also made possible in China through the network of our Outreach (Schools) and Marketing Manager, Ms Ruth Jin. Reaching out to her contacts, she managed to get 3 other neighbourhood schools in Fujian and Liaoning provinces to join the DQ Screen Time Study. Although lacking in basic infrastructure and internet connectivity, these schools printed out the survey and administer it offline to the students. The contacts of Ms Jin in China even volunteered to enter the data online from the filled out hardcopies of the Study.
Thanks to these people, more than 400 students were reached and brought into the DQ movement of empowering children with digital citizenship skills.