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1. What are examples of digital footprints?
2. Why does my digital footprint matter?
1. What are examples of fake news?
2. How can I spot fake news?
1. What are examples of online harassment?
2. I am being harassed online. What can I do?
3. There is a threat to my safety.
1. What are examples of personal information?
- Full name
- Phone number
- Date of birth
- NRIC number
- Email address
2. When might I share personal information?
There are several activities online which require some disclosure of your personal information, including:
3. What happens if someone has my personal information?
There are many possible consequences of sharing personal information, including:
4. How can I protect my personal information?
5. Someone has used my information. What can I do?
Screen time management
1. How much screen time is too much?
There are no hard and fast rules for young people when it comes to screen time, as it varies from person to person. It is important stay aware of how much time you’re spending online, and the impact this has on both your school life – making sure that your grades are not suffering – and your social life – making sure that your relationships with your friends and family are not being impacted. If any of these areas are being affected, then you probably need to cut back on how much time you spend online.
2. What are the effects of too much screen time?
This does not mean there are no benefits to having screen time. There are websites, games, and apps that can help you gain literary skills, test your problem-solving skills, and more. However, the key is to find a good balance between your online and offline life and practice good self-control.
3. What can I do to reduce my screen time use?
1. Is sexting illegal?
Since sexting via digital devices is only a recent phenomenon, with online dating apps like Tinder becoming more popular, there are no laws on ‘sexting’ in Singapore at the moment.
However, there are laws that act as a deterrent to stop youth and children from being sexually exploited. For example, the Children and Young Persons Act (CYPA) makes it illegal for anyone to try make children under the age of 16 perform any sexual act. If texts and photos sent to someone under 16 urge them to have sex, the child is protected by the law.
2. Is sexting dangerous?
There are risks to sharing any personal information online, and the same applies to sexting. Recently, several dangers of sexting have become more prominent, such as:
3. Someone is sharing my personal photos. What can I do?