SINGAPORE – About 100,000 college students will likely be taught secure cyber habits by way of an upcoming programme to be carried out in secondary colleges right here.
Titled the Surf Secure Marketing campaign, the programme is a collaboration between cyber safety agency Acronis and non-profit organisation Cyber Youth Singapore.
A memorandum of understanding to develop the programme was signed by representatives from each organisations on Monday (Jan 17).
The programme is slated to run for 3 years and interact about 50,000 college students inside the first two years.
It goals to coach the scholars on points akin to cyber bullying, the significance of browsing the web safely and having a robust password.
The programme will likely be carried out in colleges by Cyber Youth Singapore, and will likely be tailor-made for every faculty, to go well with its wants and studying goals.
The Secure Surf Marketing campaign is supported by the Digital for Life motion, which goals to equip Singaporeans with digital abilities and assist bridge the digital divide.
The nationwide motion’s fund – to help actions that promote good digital habits akin to within the areas of cyber security and media literacy – was arrange by the Infocomm Media Improvement Authority in February final 12 months.
Mr Xavier Low, chief govt of Cyber Youth Academy, a division of Cyber Youth Singapore, mentioned on Monday that the Surf Secure Marketing campaign will likely be carried out in colleges beginning between late February and early March.
Apart from talks, the programme will encompass actions and video games for college students obtainable at cubicles within the colleges.
Mr Low mentioned volunteers, primarily from polytechnics, may even be participating college students to find out whether or not there are gaps of their understanding of the content material taught.
“We will establish the failings (within the programme), make the modifications, and are available again subsequent 12 months… to higher enhance the extent of engagement and understanding (with college students),” he added.
Mr Low mentioned the programme is likely to be prolonged after its third 12 months, and canopy different weak teams locally such because the aged and lower-income households.
Extra kids right here confronted cyber dangers in 2020 than 2019, based on a research launched in February final 12 months by tech big Google.