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Singapore Teens Gather to Plan Projects for Cyber Wellness, Promoting Kindness on the Internet

July 01, 2015

Singapore, 1 July 2015 – Over 65 young people from 11 schools made their voices heard at a forum on kindness and the Internet this afternoon. The Kindness Youth Dialogue 2015, held at *SCAPE Ground Theatre, is one of the Singapore Kindness Movement’s flagship initiatives, engaging young Singaporeans in a collaborative process of developing ideas and implementing solutions to some of the problems facing our society today.

Themed On the Other Side of the Screen, the dialogue session tackled the thorny issue of Internet behaviour and cyber wellness. The four-hour long saw panelists, Mr. Nicholas Lim, a member of the Media Literacy Council, and Mr. Cesar Balota, Associate General Secretary at the Singapore Kindness Movement engage with passionate young people to identify problem areas and build effective solutions to bridge kindness between the online and offline spheres.

The Singapore Kindness Movement’s Seed Kindness Fund is offering up to S$1,000 to participants to help implement their ideas for promoting kindness and cyber wellness in their schools and in the community. WeTheSocial, the beneficiaries of the Seed Kindness programme last year were also present to share more about their initiative, The Brolls, which encourages individuals to pledge their support at brollzone.com by spreading messages of positivity online, sharing meaningful content and minimising hate-mongering.

Participants engaging in impassioned discussion at the Kindness Youth Dialogue held on 1 July 2015
Participants engaging in impassioned discussion at the Kindness Youth Dialogue held on 1 July 2015
Panel of speakers at the Kindness Youth Dialogue 2015 (From Left to Right: Nicholas Lim, representative from MDA, Abigail Heng and Cassi Yang from WeTheSocial, and Cesar Balota from SKM)
Panel of speakers at the Kindness Youth Dialogue 2015
(From Left to Right: Nicholas Lim, representative from MDA, Abigail Heng and Cassi Yang from WeTheSocial, and Cesar Balota from SKM)
Participants contributing their ideas for a kinder, more civil Internet, onto the Kindness Youth Dialogue “Discussion Tree”
Participants contributing their ideas for a kinder, more civil Internet, onto the Kindness Youth Dialogue “Discussion Tree”

For more information about the Youth Dialogue and the Kindness Seed Fund, please visit http://kindness.sg/skf

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