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Proposals to enhance ’cyber wellness’ among youth

Thursday 10 December 2015, by SIGNIS

Singapore, Brussels, December 10th, 2015 (SIGNIS/Channel News Asia). An inter-ministry committee has launched a seventh call for proposals to encourage and support "positive use" of the Internet and mobile technologies among youth in Singapore.

In a press release, the Committee invited organisations to submit proposals that encourage and support the "positive use of the Internet and mobile technologies" among Singapore youth.

Among the areas where proposals were encouraged were the role of parents in cyber wellness education, raising awareness of cyber bullying, help for gaming addiction, media literacy, balancing online and offline activities, and "healthy cyber gaming".

The proposed projects should be scalable and sustainable for effective outreach, said the committee. The committee will provide seed funding for successful proposals, which must be non-profit in nature. Assessment for the award of funding will be based on the merit and reach of each project, with demonstrable impact. New and existing ICSC-supported projects which are impactful could be considered for sustained funding, it added.

The submission deadline is on Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 at 5pm. More information can be found at the Committee’s website.

The ICSC, which made its first call for proposals in 2009. It is co-chaired by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Communications and Information. It also includes representatives from the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Home Affairs, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore, Media Development Authority, Health Promotion Board and National Library Board.

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