When my oldest son was born 17 years in the past, there was no Instagram, no WhatsApp, and definitely no viral TikTok developments to emulate. Again then, who would have thought that we might hail a taxi, order meals or actually have a medical session by way of our telephones? All with out the necessity to depart our houses.
Expertise has developed in such a manner that we now depend upon the digital world to carry out quite a lot of duties every single day. And this has solely elevated exponentially with the COVID-19 pandemic. We use the Web and new applied sciences to work at home, be taught new abilities, watch exhibits, and keep in contact with the most recent information…all with just some faucets on our digital units.
However with know-how, there are additionally numerous new challenges, resembling digital fatigue, an elevated danger of on-line scams, and the stress to be taught new digital abilities, particularly amongst older folks. Moreover, not everybody has the identical entry to those digital alternatives because of their circumstances.
And that is the primary Digital Competition for Life Hopes to Obtain: Getting all Singaporeans to be a part of the Digital for Life motion, to accumulate new digital abilities and enhance their information.
Hosted by Infocomm Media Growth Authority (IMDA) from Could 21-29, 2022, the launch occasion was held on the Suntec Metropolis Conference Middle final weekend, so Ale and I We head over to be taught extra and hopefully achieve new digital insights too!
I like how the pageant space had three sections: be taught (digital abilities), discover (digital know-how), and have interaction. All three are extraordinarily related in at this time’s digital age: to make sure that we have now the appropriate abilities to take part within the digital future and to counterpoint our lives with digital, however extra importantly, to empower others, notably the digitally susceptible, to embrace digital for all times.
I additionally preferred how every of the three sections had a variety of actions that catered to completely different age teams. So whether or not you are a mum or dad bringing younger kids, a youth, a senior, or an individual with a incapacity, there are packages that can attraction to you.
In fact, my preteen was instantly drawn to the brilliant and cheery Google on-line safety park Market Stall.
Via 4 completely different play stations, Ale was tasked with studying the basics of digital citizenship and security, all with the assistance of enjoyable actions!
Easy methods to be taught to be sturdy on the Web by establishing a robust password on-line.
A vital facet in regards to the on-line world is to bear in mind the issues we share, so there’s additionally a station that imparts information on how you can be good on the Web.
Ale additionally discovered to be Web Alert by recognizing counterfeiting on-line.
Facet word: this sport is tremendous enjoyable! I additionally noticed many kids and older folks making an attempt it. 😁
In fact, being good applies to the actual world in addition to on-line, so I used to be joyful to see that members additionally picked up tips about how you can be good on-line.
Oh, and bear in mind to gather stamps as you full the 4 seasons of play! That is since you’ll be making an attempt out the claw machine for an opportunity to win a prize!
Don’t be concerned for those who missed the launch occasion on the Suntec Conference Middle. The Digital for Life Competition will happen in [email protected], Atrium L1 this coming weekend on Could 28 and 29 and at Enabling Village on Could 29, together with webinars all through the week. Oh, and you’ll earn $50 GrabFood vouchers for those who attend the webinars!
Listed below are among the enjoyable actions that you simply and your loved ones shouldn’t miss:
Google on-line safety park
Could 28 and 29, 2022 | [email protected] | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | No must pre-register, come by to take part
Doom the Gloom touring exhibition
Could 28 and 29, 2022 | [email protected] | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | Pre-registration required
In case your youngsters love LEGO, what child would not? – then you’ll be able to’t miss the Doom the Gloom touring exhibition!
On this interactive expertise created by the LEGO Group, youngsters come collectively captain safety and his squad of heroes to defeat the darkness.
What is that this ‘unhappiness’? It refers to how we deal with one another, or the dangerous guys and scammers on-line. Via enjoyable interactive movies and mini-games, youngsters will be taught unhappiness ending abilities and how you can higher take care of ‘unhappiness’.
UOB x CDC Singapore Middle My Digital Camps
When you’ve got youngsters who like to play with know-how, signal them up for the FREE UOB x CDC Singapore Middle My Digital Camps which can be additionally occurring this weekend!
Select from a Digital Actuality Workshop the place youngsters be taught to code, animate, and create their very own 3D mannequin in Digital Actuality (VR) and Augmented Actuality (AR) areas, or a Sport Design Workshop the place youngsters can be taught the basics of sport design. and create your individual racing video games. Pre-registration is necessary.
Digital Actuality (VR) Workshop
Could 29, 2022 | Allocation Village Classroom 1 & 3 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Pre-registration required
sport design workshop
Could 29, 2022 | Allocation Village Classroom 1 & 3 | 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. | Pre-registration required
Oh, and PARENTS! There may be additionally quite a bit to be taught on the pageant!
TikTok for Good presents: Making a distinction with digital platforms
Could 28, 2022 | [email protected] | 11:30 – 12:30 | Pre-registration required
See TikTok in a distinct mild!
Spend a morning with TikTok wellness creators Asher and Hidayah and uncover how in style digital platforms can be utilized as a drive for good, in a enjoyable and light-hearted session. They are going to share their private tales and the way digital platforms like TikTok, Zoom, and Discord can be utilized to make a distinction, present assist, and encourage others to hunt assist.
Easy methods to be a cybersecure household
Could 28 and 29, 2022 | [email protected], Atrium L1 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Pre-registration required
Ought to we management display time with kids? How a lot ought to we care about on-line video games? What ought to we do if our youngsters cannot cease dancing on TikTok? Ah, the nice questions of recent parenting!
Carry the youngsters to this speak as a result of it is beneficial for ages 8 and up! Filled with interactive challenges and enjoyable actions, dad and mom will learn to navigate and assist their kids turn into unbiased on-line by equipping them with sturdy cyber literacy. A toddler cyber security knowledgeable will assist households perceive the 5 core themes of cyber wellness: digital citizenship, passwords and privateness, cyberbullying, phishing, and pretend information.
However that doesn’t imply that each one actions are geared toward households, kids and younger folks. There are additionally many packages obtainable for seniors.
good nation builder
Could 28 and 29, 2022 | [email protected] (Close to walkway to Blk 216 Bedok Meals Middle & Market) | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m. | No must pre-register, come by to take part
Designed as a touring showcase, the good nation builder is a 12m truck geared up with eight interactive sport stations for members of the general public to study Singapore’s Sensible Nation initiatives and digital authorities companies resembling LifeSG, the Mother and father Gateway app, Healthy365 and the NLB cellular app.
Once I was there, I noticed some older folks take the chance to hunt assistance on how you can set up and use among the on a regular basis apps on their telephones. Very helpful certainly!
Affiliation of Data Safety Professionals (AiSP) sales space
Could 28 and 29, 2022 | [email protected] | 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
AiSP is an unbiased cybersecurity affiliation that believes in growing, supporting, and enhancing the trade’s technical competency and administration experience to advance the integrity, standing, and pursuits of data safety professionals. in Singapore.
So for these seeking to additional their pursuits or careers within the cybersecurity discipline, they provide certification programs resembling the basics of cybersecurity. So even you probably have little or no information of computer systems and know-how, you’ll be able to nonetheless be taught.
If you cannot make it to [email protected] this weekend, you’ll be able to nonetheless take part from dwelling! Join these FREE webinars!
Coding with Roblox (for ages 9-14)
Could 27, 2022 | 15:30 – 17:30 | Digital occasion | Prior registration is required.
Study to program, in a enjoyable manner, with Roblox. Utilizing this in style gaming platform, youngsters will learn to code and create video games. Study the Lua programming language, which is extensively utilized by sport builders in the actual world because of its clean studying curve and pace of execution. Essentially the most thrilling half? Children will use basic constructing blocks from Roblox Studios to create their very own impediment course! Go to HERE for extra particulars.
Well being know-how: how one can enhance your well-being with digital purposes
Could 27, 2022 | 14:30 – 15:30 | Digital occasion | Pre-registration required
We reside in an period the place a plethora of digital companies assist us enhance our well-being and reside higher for longer. On this interactive session, uncover one such app developed by Prudential Singapore, referred to as Pulse, which is accessible for all Singaporeans to obtain at no cost. Learn the way you should use it to take a well being evaluation, test your signs, schedule a medical appointment on-line, and even monitor your psychological well being! go to HERE for extra particulars.
Singapore Police Power Rip-off Prevention Digital Chat
Could 28, 2022 | 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. | Pre-registration required
SMS/WhatsApp 9654 9607 to register.
Better of all, the pageant is FREE to get pleasure from, and after that you would be able to take dwelling plenty of goodies from the pageant! 😊
Personally, what I take away from the pageant is that the actions present a place to begin for us as dad and mom to have a dialog about digital wellbeing, digital readiness and digital inclusion with our kids.
I have to admit there are some issues within the on-line world that my youngsters are extra attuned to than I’m, so the pageant supplies the proper springboard to equip us all, younger and previous, with the appropriate suggestions and instruments to construct . a optimistic our on-line world for the entire household, so we will discover the world on-line with confidence.
Digital Competition for Life 2022
Location: [email protected]
Dates: Could 28 and 29, 2022
Hours: 10am to 7pm
Location: Enabling Village
Date: Could 29, 2022
Hours: 10am to 6pm
*Webinars now till Could 28