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In 2017, with support from Singtel, we were able to work with primary schools in Singapore to pilot our DQ World platform to teach children digital intelligence skills. Through school assembly talks, class workshops, and our online platform, we garnered more than 15,000 student registrations across 42 schools.

Throughout 2017, with the support of TOUCH Cyber Wellness, DQ held multiple teachers’ workshops, reaching out to more than 100 primary school teachers, and more schools to partake in the 2017 DQ World programme.

In addition to primary schools, the DQ Institute worked with Singtel and IMDA to help run after-school programmes. Singtel employees volunteered their time to help implement DQ programmes for children in the local community.

With help of TOUCH and Science Centre Singapore, we also reached out to parents at the “I am a Young Scientist” Parents Workshop on September 4, 2017 where we shared what DQ is to parents and children.

Some schools who had limited time or could not make it in time to participate in the platform in 2017 had chosen to take part in the 2017 DQ Screen Time Study in order to understand their students’ current state of cyber-risk and digital use habits. Schools that got over 100 student respondents have received a DQ Screen Time Report – giving insight on how they can improve as a school, in turn, setting a starting point for the implementation of the DQ World programme in 2018.

In October 2017, the DQ Institute partnered with Singtel and the National Council of Social Services (NCSS) to launch the first-ever cyber-risk reporting system on the DQ e-learning platform. Moving forward, the DQ Institute is working with IMDA and the Media Literacy Council in Singapore to develop parental tools to help bridge digital gaps.

54% of Singaporean children exposed to at least 1 cyber risk: Study
SINGAPORE: A new study released on Tuesday (Feb 6) showed that 54 per cent of Singapore children aged between eight and 12 are exposed to at least one cyber-risk, which includes cyberbullying, video game addiction, offline meetings and online sexual behaviour. READ MORE
Singtel and DQ Institute to introduce digital intelligence programme…
Singtel and the DQ Institute are collaborating to nurture digital intelligence among children by engaging primary schools in Singapore. Called #DQEveryChild, this programme is aimed at helping children use digital technology… READ MORE
Safer Internet Day. Create, connect and share respect: A better internet starts with you
Today is Safer Internet Day. Singtel and Optus are again supporting this important global initiative because of our mission to create empowered and responsible digital citizens who thrive in today’s world of technology. This year’s theme is ‘create, connect and share respect: A better internet… READ MORE
Children here spend more time online than global average: Poll
Children in Singapore spend more time online compared with those in other countries, a new study has found, as they are glued to their screens for 35 hours a week – three hours more than the global average. READ MORE
Parents must ensure Internet wellness in kids
Children who own a mobile phone are more susceptible to such online vulnerabilities, the study revealed. They spend 15 more hours a week online than children who do not own a mobile phone, and 70 per cent of them are exposed to cyber risk, compared with 45 per cent in the latter group. READ MORE
Beware! Children aged between 8-12 are more prone to cyber threats
A new study conducted by World Economic Forum has revealed that children aged between 8-12 are more prone to cyber threats like online bullying and video game addiction. As per the study, children who live in emerging economies like South Africa are comparatively more vulnerable to… READ MORE
7月特别福利讲座:如何提高DQ – 数码智商
DQ(数码智商)是个人对数字媒体工具的自我掌控能力。大多数的家长与学校都非常关注数码创造能力(Digital Creativity)和数码创业能力(Digital Enterprise),然而,当我们热心预备孩子的光明前途时却忽略了一个最基本的DQ,就是教导孩子怎么在线上与线下都做好公民的能力… READ MORE
When a five-year-old boy hurled his mother’s smartphone across the room and smashed the device, it was the last straw for his parents. READ MORE
New guide launched to help parents manage their children’s online habits
SINGAPORE – Parents looking to bridge the digital divide with their young children and get concrete tips on managing their kids’ time spent online now have additional resources to do so, as Singapore marks Safer Internet Day on Tuesday (Feb 6). READ MORE
A better Internet for a better world
Kids these days are quick to catch on to new media trends and technologies – sometimes even faster than their parents and other elders. READ MORE
Should we let our kids have smartphones?
It’s Sunday afternoon at the Suntec City Starbucks. The two boys, no older than 12, are sitting side by side in a dim corner booth. They do not talk. They do not look at each other. Despite finishing a large sugary frappucino between them, the boys are completely motionless. Each is lost in his own iPhone, their faces made ghostly by the screen’s pale light. READ MORE
Parents fall for Ikea’s April Fool prank
Ikea, that huge place where chicken wings and hot dogs are sold alongside furniture, pulled a prank so well that few saw through it. At 10.55am last Friday, the Singapore office of the Swedish furniture giant posted on Facebook its plan to transform Smaland – its children’s playground… READ MORE
Child rape story spurs her to be Web safety advocate
Senior research scientist Yuhyun Park was deeply affected after an eight-year-old girl was raped by a child pornography addict in South Korea several years ago.

Dr Park, who is from the country, said that as she read the story online, she became furious. Accompanying the story was an advertisement with a picture of a teenage girl in a compromising position. READ MORE

12-year-olds in Singapore spend 6½ hours daily on electronic devices: Survey
Most parents would notice and have a problem if they learnt their 12-year-old watches six hours of television a day. Yet, children are being allowed to spend that much time on electronic devices such as mobile phones and… READ MORE
When play is serious business
Find out why outdoor play is essential to the all-rounded development of children and for building greater resilience to challenges. Ferrying Junior to various enrichment classes, homework supervision and a litany of household chores… READ MORE
Effecting change through innovation
SOCIAL entrepreneurs, as defined by Ashoka’s vision, set out to change society by addressing issues in innovative ways in areas such as healthcare, environment and education. Thanks to the Ashoka Fellows network, a breed of social entrepreneurs is emerging who are demonstrating that business may well be one… READ MORE
Children will be able to measure their ability and command of digital media – helping to combat their exposure to dangers such as radicalization, fake news, online grooming and cyber-bullying – with a new online platform launched today at the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) in Dubai. READ MORE
Cyber safety: Keeping kids safe online
CLEARLY cyber crime, cyber threats and cyber bullying are on the rise in Asia-Pacific and children in the region are not spared. Experts warn that the recent exponential growth of Internet and mobile penetration across Asia has increased the vulnerability of children to cyber threats… READ MORE
Parents can take steps to protect kids online
We should not take inaction as a sign of negligence, but rather, further evidence that the digital world is evolving so quickly that we can hardly cope. Previously, the first rule of cyber wellness parenting was to put the computer in a common area. READ MORE
Balance kids’ digital and physical realities
Some experts say that a “screen time limit” for children is no longer realistic in our hyper-connected world. But too much screen time has been linked to lower academic grades, as well as developmental issues, such as obesity, sleep disorders and attention problems. READ MORE
TOP DQ TEACHER for July 2018
Mdm Dianna, the ICT HOD SH of Rivervale Primary School, has been actively teaching students the 8 Digital Citizenship Skills with DQWorld.net since 2014. Under her guidance, Rivervale Primary School has consistently been one of the TOP DQ SCHOOLS each year… READ MORE

From Our Partner
Andrew Buay
Vice President of Singtel Group Corporate Social Responsibility, Singapore
“Technology helps to connect people but it also exposes them to online perils such as inappropriate content, gaming addiction and cyberbullying. This is becoming more prevalent with young children, hence, it is important to educate them early. Singtel believes in DQ education and its promotion of responsible digital citizenship.”
Mdm Nurdianna Malik
ICT SH of Rivervale Primary School
“DQ World is able to engage my students as it reaches out to them in a format that they love – mission-based gaming! My students are able to internalise cyber wellness concepts through DQ World’s interactive content”