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In commemoration of International Day of Families (15 May), By The Bay is partnering with Touch Community Services, and are bringing two parenting workshops to help parents in our community with information, tips and skills to handle topics relevant to parenting and their children.
The workshops will take place from 12:30 – 1:30pm at Bayspace @ Level 8, Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 2, Exclusively for By The Bay tenant community, register early for either workshop through your By The Bay mobile app.
Heart 2 Heart - Gifting Our Children Essential Keys to Mental Wellness
To help parents understand the context and environment in which cyberbullying arises, and the severity of the issues, this workshop seeks to equip parents with the necessary framework and strategies to engage their children about cyberbullying and empower them to deal with the situation. Parents will:
Understand the extent of damage and severity of cyber bullying through real life stories and case studies
Gain handles and tips on how to spot the bully and the bullied
Learn how they can help children and youths should they be involved in cyber bullying or know someone who is
In December 2020, President Halimah Yacob (of Singapore) shared that strengthening mental health resilience is important, and Singapore will step up efforts to protect the mental health of children from an early stage. The country has identified youth suicide as an area of concern, introduced mental health education into the curriculum as well as identifying and managing at-risk children through free mental health checks and coordination of social support services.
Based on the 2016 and 2018 Institute of Mental Health (Singapore) studies, researchers found that more than 75 percent of those living with mental health conditions did not seek treatment. The article shares that social stigma and a lack of knowledge about mental disorders are two common reasons for treatment delay.
Google released a study in 2021
that shared “…a higher percentage of parents said their child had viewed inappropriate content last year, overshared information on social media, faced hacking or cyber bullying, as compared with 2019.” For context, 25 percent of the parents surveyed said their children experienced cyber bullying, up from 16 percent in 2019.
In the same article, Communication and technology professor Lim Sun Sun stressed that healthy communication between parents and children is key in combating cyber threats. She shares that the behaviour where children conceal cyber bullying incidents from parents might be due to the children being concerned of restrictions to access their digital screens and activities. Therefore, healthy communication is important for parents to explain how they will help the children through the situation without resorting to extreme measures.
For parents that are interested to find out more, Honeykids has put together some resources for parents to reference regarding cyberbullying.
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