Participation in the UNESCO-UNICEF Regional Consultative Meeting on Policies and Initiatives to Promote Children’s Safe, Effective, And Responsible Use of ICT (SERU-ICT).
MOE’s appointed agency in providing training for middle managers in “Mitigating Bullying in the Digital Age” and school counsellors in “Managing Cyber Wellness Issues”.
Social Service Institute’s sole agency in providing training courses – “The Art of Cyber Wellness”, for Social Work Practitioners on intervention methods for cyber related issues.
Exclusive community partner for Singtel Cyber Wellness Amazing Race for special needs students.
Invited speaker for:
- National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) – Crime Prevention Proficiency Badge Seminar 2015
- Singapore Association for Mental Health (SAMH) Public Forum 2015 – “Gateway To Cyberwellness”
- National Council of Social Service (NCSS) MESH Networking Sharing – “Key Issues on Cyber Wellness in the Digital Age”
- ACT! Conference on At-Risk Youths – Managing Social Media and the Art of Connectivity
- TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited by Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group (Indonesia) to conduct a parents’ cyber wellness seminar on “Understanding Video Games and Tackling Gaming Addiction” in Jakarta, Indonesia.
- TOUCH Cyber Wellness continued it partnership with Sekolah Tiara Bangsa-ACS (International) Jakarta this year, conducting parents-child consultation sessions as well as youth enrichment programmes.
Launch of notAnoobie – a first of its kind cyber wellness app for parents, developed by Singtel and TOUCH Cyber Wellness. notAnoobie is designed to help parents better understand and protect their children from online risks.
Member in Media Literacy Council (MLC).
Exclusive community partner for iZ HERO Digital Leadership Challenge.
Invited speaker by:
- MOE Student Development Curriculum Division for equipping seminar “Understanding Cyber Issues, Strategies and Implications”.
- MOE Sexuality Education Seminar 2014 – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited as speaker for keynote lecture entitled “Insights Into The Digital Age”.
- Singapore Parenting Congress 2014 – “Raising Digital Teens and Tweens” – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited as keynote speakers for the English and Mandarin workshops.
- National Crime Prevention Council (NCPC) – Crime Prevention Proficiency Badge Seminar – Keynote speaker
Overseas Engagements – TOUCH Cyber Wellness continued it partnership with Sekolah Tiara Bangsa-ACS (International) Jakarta this year, conducting parents-child consultation sessions as well as youth mentoring programmes.
Published two MSF supported cyber wellness resource books, “Got a Life? Get a Life!” and “P.O.S – Parents Over Shoulder”.
Associate Member in Media Literacy Council (MLC)
Exclusive Training Partner with National Institute of Education (NIE), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and infollutionZERO for Peer-Mentors’ Training for iZHero Project @ Science Centre.
Cyber Wellness Counselling Training for MOE school counsellors.
Invited to speak at:
- MOE Guidance Branch Connect Event with School Counsellors – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited as keynote speakers. Presented on topics: ‘Cyber Trendings and Cultures’ and ‘Unlocking the Key to Gaming Addiction – Effective Counselling Strategies’.
- SingTel Learning Fiesta 2013 – Seminar speaker
- New Media in Education Fiesta (NMiEF) organised by Innova Junior College – Cyber Wellness Teachers’ Workshop speakers.
Overseas Engagements – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited by BINUS International School (Jakarta) to conduct a parents’ cyber wellness workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia. TCW also continues strengthening its partnership with Sekolah Tiara Bangsa-ACS (International) Jakarta this year, conducting cyber wellness workshops for the Grade 1 to 4 students.
Established a first of its kind cyber wellness centre in Hougang Secondary School – planetCRUSH@hougang.
TCW’s “Adolescent Pathological Video Gaming Treatment Model” validated by Dr Timothy Sim (Associate Professor, Hong Kong Polytechnic University).
Appointed as Exclusive Content Provider for the National Cyber Wellness Website, Singapore – The Cyber Wellness Portal will feature tips and resources written by TCW for both parents and educators.
Invited to speak at:
- MOE Gifted Education Branch Cyber Wellness Parents’ Talk – Seminar speaker
- Animate@S4. RMPS 2012 – Concurrent session speaker
- MOE East Zone Cluster Teachers’ Training @ Ngee Ann Secondary School – Seminar speaker
- 2nd Character & Leadership Education Student Forum 2012 – Seminar speaker
- Chinese Development Assistance Council (CDAC) Roadshow @ AMK Hub
- NTUC U-Care Back to School Fair 2012
Overseas Engagements – TOUCH Cyber Wellness pioneered cyber wellness workshops for the Grade 4 to 6 students of Sekolah Tiara Bangsa-ACS (International) Jakarta. As a testament of TCW’s high quality programmes, we were invited back to Jakarta to conduct a cyber wellness parenting seminar for the parents of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO).
Winner of the Singapore Youth Award 2011 (Community & Youth Services Team Category) – the highest youth accolade in Singapore.
The exclusive content provider and forum moderator for the Media Development Authority (MDA)’s nationwide Cyber Wellness Campaign website launched on 17 February 2011.
Overseas Engagement – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited by Sekolah Tiara Bangsa-ACS (International) Jakarta again to conduct cyber wellness programmes for their students in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Singapore’s first Cyber Wellness Centre…
Expanding its role, TOUCH opened the PlanetCRUSH Cyber Wellness Centre in August 2006 – Singapore’s first one-stop cyber wellness resource centre that includes cyber wellness counselling services.
In 2006, TOUCH Cyber Wellness also worked with National Youth Council (NYC) to publish a handbook – “The Offline Guide for the Online Generation” – for parents and educators.
“The MisAdventures of Ah Boon” was launched and made a great impact on 63,000 youths through assembly and roadshow settings. The same year, another 2 shows covering new issues such as respecting copyrights and internet videos were commissioned.
The PlanetCRUSH Cyber Wellness Centre continued to counsel many youths and families experiencing problems with computer gaming. TOUCH also actively promoted healthy gaming through it’s involvement in the World Cyber Games and organising Family E-Sports Events.
Singapore’s first Cyber Wellness Handbook for Parents – In 2008, TOUCH published the Cyber Wellness Handbook for Parents, a first in Singapore. This was supported by the Ministry of Community, Youth & Sports (MCYS) and distributed through all MOE schools to parents of Primary Three to Secondary Three students.
Singapore’s first Cyber Wellness Newsletter – In 2009, TOUCH started producing a quarterly Cyber Wellness Newsletter.
COMPASS (COMmunity and PArents in Support of Schools) Convention 2009 – Keynote speaker
Overseas Engagement – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited to conduct training workshops at the Lam Woo Social Work Seminar in Chengdu, China. At the workshops, TOUCH imparted the essence of Cyber Wellness, which is a uniquely Singapore movement.
Inter-Ministry Cyber Wellness Steering Committee (ICSC) Counselling Training for Ministry of Education (MOE) Counsellors
Invited to speak at:
- 1st Asia Pacific Behavioural and Addiction Medicine Conference – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited to speak at the 1st APBAM Conference. Presented on topic: ‘Understanding and Treating Cyber Addictions’
- MOE ExcelFest 2010 – Seminar speaker
- Cyber Wellness Students Ambassador Programme (CWSAP) Conference 2010 – Keynote speaker
- 4th Character Education Forum 2010 – Keynote & concurrent workshop speakers
Overseas Engagement – TOUCH Cyber Wellness was invited by Sekolah Tiara Bangsa-ACS (International) Jakarta to conduct a parents’ cyber wellness workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia.
2000 – 2001
In December 1999, the Inter-Ministry Committee on Youth Crime (IMYC) commissioned TOUCH Community Services to develop the contents of a manual for parents to address the potential dangers of the Internet. The manual was a Family Life Education Package on “Parenting Teenagers in the Internet Age“. TOUCH proposed to complement the manual and reach out to youths as well, through a parallel programme of E-mentoring and roadshows for students.
In 2001, TOUCH developed CRUSH, which stands for Cyberspace Risks and where U Seek Help – a first-of-its-kind collaborative effort by the schools, community and the Government, to meet real needs of the schools in helping their students surf safely. Launched in September 2001, CRUSH received funding from the Media Development Authority (MDA), Inter-Ministry Committee on Youth Crime and Starhub.
TOUCH trained the first Internet Safety Youth Ambassadors in secondary schools and tertiary institutions to propagate the message of safe-surfing. Through Service-Learning, 239 mentors were deployed in secondary schools impacting almost 2500 students through Project CRUSH.
In 2003, TOUCH pioneered the Cyber Wholeness Enrichment Programme in 2002 to help youths dealing with their internet gaming difficulties. A total of 35 youths found breakthrough in their gaming habits from 2003 to 2004.
In 2004, TOUCH Cyber Wellness worked with the MDA to define the cyber wellness framework to guide and manage the use of the Internet. This was significant in crafting a common set of cyber wellness values for “cyber wellness education” in Singapore and beyond.
TOUCH Cyber Wellness also developed cyber wellness programme templates for the MDA to help other organisations to propagate the cyber wellness message.
As a testament of our good standing, TOUCH Cyber Wellness was again approached by the MDA in 2005 to train other trainers from authorised training centres to conduct cyber wellness training. Since the disbandment of the Parent Advisory Group for the Internet in 2006, TOUCH Cyber Wellness is the sole service provider in conducting cyber wellness workshops for parents and educators.