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.