Today we conducted our Digital Arts For All (DAFA) workshop online with Pasir Ris Sec Cyber Wellness Champs.
The students spent a couple of hours learning about media literacy as well as thinking about what they can do for the DFG Youth Competition.
Though they weren’t able to use our iPads the students still were open-minded to learn for poster creation.
But the core of DAFA was for the students to truly comprehend the meaning of being safe, smart and kind online. Especially as ambassadors of cyber wellness.
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.
Even those sure of their grasp of the various forms of media literacy were surprised by their results during the quiz, especially with their grasp of fake news.
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.
The competition is closing in a few days on June 15.