Singapore’s government will launch a national framework to boost information and media literacy

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The government of Singapore announced it would create a national framework to boost information and media literacy in the country by June 2019. This framework will seek to enhance the digital literacy skills of all citizens, and promote the responsible use of social media.

The approach was selected by the government to align and strengthen public education efforts by providing a set of guidelines for public or private parties running digital literacy programmes. In fact, it was also announced that the Ministry of Education will release a New Media Literacies toolkit to support primary and secondary schools, as well as junior colleges. These programmes are intended to teach students both how to use technology, and how to filter the information they access.

Some of the organizations that will actively participate in this task include the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI), the National Library Board (NLB), Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), and the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA).

Source: Channel News Asia