Today we headed to CHIJ St Theresa's Convent to conduct our Digital Arts For All (DAFA) session. The Infocomm Technology club was a mix of Sec 1 to 4 students. Most of the girls hadn't used iPads, Apple Pencils and even Procreate before but were engaged in figuring out the tools after our coaching. They tried their best to create an animated GIF with a message on media literacy.
Earlier this month we celebrated Safer Internet Day, which is a reminder to us on the serious dangers that come with our overuse of technology, which include hacked social media accounts, dangerous trending challenges, fake news and cyberbullying. Unless we are directly affected by them, we don’t realise how awful they can be.
But that shouldn’t deter us from using it once we receive the right education.
That is precisely why our DFG Youth Competition design brief this year is the Better Internet Campaign, which is all about creating a safer and better internet for everyone. We are open for submissions and close on June 15.
Schools that wish to enter will get a complimentary 2-hour Digital Arts and Cyberwellness Workshop for your students.
“At this digital arts workshop, there are no crayons and paper. Instead, participants create drawings on iPads, and also pick up media literacy skills along the way.” - Read more at TODAY ONLINE