As part of the Government’s on-going efforts to encourage and support cyber wellness programmes for our youths, the Inter-Ministry Cyber Wellness Steering Committee (ICSC) has launched a third call for proposals on 17 November 2011.
Organisations are invited to submit proposals that encourage the positive use of the Internet and mobile technologies among our youths, including but not limited to the areas of:
a. Promoting Netiquette
b. Handling Internet content
c. Information literacy
Please refer to Annex A for more information on these three areas. Successful proposals will receive seed funding from the ICSC.
The proposed projects should be scalable and sustainable for effective outreach. Assessment for the award of funding will be based on the merit and reach of each project. Interested organisations can visit http://www.moe.gov.sg/events/2011/cyber-wellness-call-for-proposals/ or http://www.mica.gov.sg/cyber-wellness-call-for-proposals/ for more details. The closing date for the submission of proposals is Wednesday, 11 January 2012, 4:00 pm.
About the ICSC
The ICSC was formed in 2009 to coordinate the Government’s efforts in cyber wellness through working with people-private sector organisations. It aims to develop and implement a national strategy to promote cyber wellness among the youth. The ICSC is co-chaired by the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA) and the Ministry of Education (MOE) and includes representatives from the following ministries and government agencies:
• Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports
• Ministry of Defence
• Ministry of Home Affairs
• Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore
• Media Development Authority
The supported projects from the first and second call for proposals include a nationwide cyber wellness public education outreach campaign, as well as programmes for primary, secondary and post-secondary school students and their parents, such as cyber wellness camps and counselling services. A selection of ICSC-supported projects is provided in Annex B.