The objectives of the ICT programmes are to:
- Provide pupils with ICT enriched learning experiences and to develop the SDL and CoL competencies of the pupils.
- Provide opportunities for pupils to see the relevance of cyber wellness to their lives and acquire key cyber wellness skills.
- Provide accessibility of ICT to pupils through more flexible and mobile infrastructure provision.
Programmes incorporated in curriculum
Baseline ICT Skills
Topics / Area Covered
|Basic IT skills
Exploring virtual world with knowledge of Cyber Awareness and Prevention
Web 2.0 Technologies
Multimedia Presentation & Design
Data Collection and Representation
Applied Learning Programme Robotics curriculum for P3, P4 and P5 Students
Workshop for Staff
- ICT Ambassador Training
- Class IT Leader Training
- PA Leader Training
Cyber Wellness Education
- Cyber Wellness Lessons
- Assembly Programme
- Cyber Wellness Workshop for Parents
- Cyber Wellness Ambassadors
- Cyber Wellness Fair
Cyber Wellness Fair 2016
Blue light is a high energy light wave released naturally by the sun, and unnaturally by digital devices such as smartphones, tablets and computers. Prolonged and excessive exposure to blue light can be harmful and may cause future permanent eye damage, such as macular degeneration which can lead to vision loss. Children especially those 10-years old and below are at risk as their eyes are not fully developed to filter out some of the blue light. In addition, exposure to blue light a couple of hours before bedtime can affect the sleep cycle – leading to children not being able to fall asleep easily.
With the Increased use of digital devices, it is important to be aware and be careful of how much blue light children are exposed to each day. In Compassvale Primary, we are aware of the need to learn how to interact safely with technology. Hence, we remind users to be mindful when using digital devices.
What have we done?
We have put in place these measures to safeguard our students’ well being:
- Placing advisory notes on IT equipment to increase awareness
- Activating blue light filters and adjusting the brightness levels of digital devices
- Controlling exposure time to digital devices within schooling hours
- Advocating the 20-20-20 rule during lessons: Every 20 minutes, take a 20-second break and focus your eyes on something at least 20 meters away
What can Parents do at home?
Here are some simple ways to take care of your children’s eyes when using digital devices:
- Supervise and limit the amount of time your children spend on digital devices each day
- Ensure that they keep a distance of at least 40-60 cm between the screen and their eyes
- Be aware of the brightness level of the screen and their surrounding environment
- Activate blue light filtering settings to significantly reduce the effects of blue light
- Do not let them use digital devices two hours before bedtime as this can affect their ability to fall asleep easily
- Lastly, set a good example by reducing the amount of your own screen time around your children