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Join us to be the change!

What we do online can spill over to the real world. Our actions can have far-reaching consequences as every comment or post we make online can be viewed instantaneously by people all around the world. By doing our part to think before we post and promote positive online behaviour, we can help to make the internet a better place for everyone!

Real Life Stories of Change

From being distressed by cyber bullies, to being empowered to start a movement for greater responsibility on the internet, these real-life stories chronicle the life-changing transformations of our Better Internet Campaign exemplars as they bring about a positive change in their community.

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A Message from the Chairman of the Media Literacy Council

The internet is just like the real world. It is our collective responsibility to make the world, internet or otherwise, better.

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Overcoming Cyber Bullying – Joyce

Cyber bullied from her youth to early adulthood, Joyce overcame online negativity with support from her friends and school.

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Staying Friends with His Cyber Bully – Chong Ee Jay

Discovering that his online impersonator was a friend, Ee Jay sought revenge – until their mutual friends stepped in.

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"I Was Impersonated Online" – Dinah Mohd

Confronted and threatened by an angry stranger online, it suddenly dawned on Dinah that her identity was stolen.

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Stepping Up for Media Literacy – Jun Koh

Jun and his team of ambassadors use their media literacy knowledge for good. But years ago, things were quite different.

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Real Reasons to

Be the Change

When people band with one another to assist those who need help, the effects can be significant. Watch this space to see why more than ever, the community needs to step in now to prevent online negativity.

About the Better Internet Campaign

Safer Internet Day (SID) is all about gathering like-minded people to create a safer, better internet for everyone. Every year, on the second Tuesday of February, the whole world comes together to make the internet a better place. SID kicked off in Europe in 2004, and is celebrated by over 100 countries globally. The Media Literacy Council spearheaded Singapore's participation in 2013 and continues to celebrate SID each year through its Better Internet Campaign.

Based on our four core values of Empathy, Respect, Responsibility and Integrity, the Better Internet Campaign raises awareness of cyber wellness issues that affect all of us, and encourages internet users to unite and play their part in creating a safer, better internet for everyone.

Media Literacy Core Values

The internet is what we make of it. It's our choice to uphold respect, integrity, responsibility and empathy in cyberspace. So let's create a better internet today with these media literacy core values!

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Be Safe

  • Set strong passwords with symbols (@*+) and numbers incorporated into them.
  • Install anti-virus software in your computer and devices. Update to the latest versions to be protected.
  • Always verify the links before clicking. Some links could lead you to harmful content or malicious viruses!
  • Set appropriate privacy settings on your social media accounts; limit views to only those you trust.

Be Smart

  • Compare sources, verify and double confirm the facts on online reviews, advertisements, blogs and news portals.
  • People tend to believe information that confirms their preconceptions – psychologists call it 'confirmation bias.' Be aware of your own biases and be open to different views. There are always two sides to a story!
  • Think before you post. Is it: T – True? H – Helpful? I – Inspiring? N – Necessary? K– Kind?

Be Kind

  • Agree to disagree on the internet, there's no need to insult and make personal attacks. Do what's right and kind
  • Harness the power of the internet for good. Share good causes, create peer support groups and help one another.
  • The internet is a common space for us to learn, discuss and share. Let’s be considerate and respectful to create a happier internet.