We were thrilled to host our Digital Arts For All (DAFA) programme at Meridian Secondary over two sessions. Their Sec 1 - 3 art students were familiar with using the iPad, Apple Pencils and even the digital illustration tool Procreate. They showed an artistic flair for drawing and animation, and we received some stunning pieces! They were able to draw inspiration from the core of DAFA - Be Safe, Be Smart and Be Kind - to create a Media Literacy message with their artworks.
There are 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