Digi to poll schoolchildren on digital wellbeing

  • Survey aims to understand the impact of digital lifestyle, skills and risks to schoolchildren
  • Findings will guide future initiatives to help improve schoolchildren’s online experiences

 Digi to poll schoolchildren on digital wellbeing DIGI Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (Digi) has launched its Yellow Heart ‘Life Under COVID-19 for Children Online: Values and Challenges’ survey to seek understanding on how Malaysian schoolchildren are coping with the new digital lifestyle during this pandemic.

In a statement, the company said the month-long survey aimed at figuring out how the pandemic is affecting their digital literacy and resilience in facing potential risks online. 

Digi’s head of sustainability Philip Ling acknowledged that many children’s lives have become ‘digital by default’ in this pandemic and so it is imperative to understand what students, guardians and teachers are facing.

“We can use these insights to curate more effective initiatives to address the issues and help improve their online learning and leisure experiences,” he said.

Digi is targeting to gather responses from at least 2,000 schoolchildren nationwide, aged between 10- and 18-years-old, in conjunction with the upcoming International Youth Day, via its latest digital survey here. The survey will run until Sept 6.

Ling said as part of its Yellow Heart initiative, Digi has been actively advocating for a safe internet space and building digital resilience among schoolchildren.

Meanwhile, Digi has made available resources such as its Yellow Heart Safe Internet portal, a one-stop repository of educational material including guidebooks, videos and modules for parents and children, and to support and equip Malaysians with tools and knowledge on Internet safety, 

Concurrently, it has collaborated with UNICEF Malaysia, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) and the Ministry of Education to provide Future Skills learning via the Digital Educational Learning Initiative Malaysia (DELIMa) platform for schoolchildren in Malaysia to enjoy the many learning opportunities the internet can provide.

For more information on Digi’s Yellow Heart initiatives, visit here

 

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