Jointly organised by the Media Literacy Council (MLC) and SOOS OIO, this webinar on gaming and gaming addiction is back for its second edition! After a successful first run, the second edition will build on parents’ understanding of gaming and gaming addiction while addressing any further concerns they may have. The webinar will take place on Saturday, 21 November at 10 am via Zoom.
SOOS OIO is a social enterprise that uses gaming to empower youth through workshops and friendly competitions in the community. This webinar is one of the projects supported by the MLC through its Better Internet x Youth Call-for-Proposals (CFP) initiative, which aims to support digital literacy community initiatives that promote online safety, responsibility and civility.
The 3-hour webinar will consist of sharing sessions from gaming industry experts from SOOS OIO, an expert from the MLC, and youth psychologists on gaming trends, what makes it popular among children, its benefits and pitfalls, and how to identify and curb gaming addition.
Gaming as a topic is of particular interest now as youths spend more time on their devices amid extended periods of stay-home and safe distancing measures. How can parents harness gaming as a tool to enhance their child’s overall development? Understanding gaming and its potential effects can help parents better manage children’s gaming habits, and will also serve as a bridge to building greater understanding between parent and child.
Imagine 40 million people meditating for world peace all around the world, connected in a peace chain to activate inner peace. Heartfulness in partnership with the United Nations (U.N.) invites you to the inaugural #ConnectingForPeace event, a International Day of Peace 2020 event with a guided meditation session on Facebook Live and Youtube Live, to unite in spirit through the heart, sharing the same aspiration and hope for world peace beyond beliefs, gender or background. The initiative is completely free for participants, focused on building a community around meditation in order to experience the unity of human beings around the world.
Registration at https://heartfulness.org/peaceday
Facebook Live – https://www.facebook.com/heartfulness.sg
Youtube Live – https://www.youtube.com/c/heartfulness
Jointly organised by Tamils Representative Council Youth Wing (TRCYW) and Mental ACT Ltd, this webinar on cyber bullying will take place on Sunday, 13 September at 4pm.
TRCYW is a branch of the Tamils Representative Council that hopes to unite Tamil-speaking youths aged between 17 and 30 with a common goal of personal and community development, while Mental ACT is an organisation that aims to destigmatize mental health and promote psychological wellbeing in the Indian community.
The one-and-a-half hour webinar will consist of sharing sessions from mental health experts and advocates from Touch Cyber Wellness (TCW), Mental ACT Ltd. and the MLC on the psychology of cyberbullying, the consequences for its victims and what youths and families can do to stop cyberbullying in its tracks. In the weeks leading up to the webinar, the organisers will also be releasing a three-part video series based on anecdotes from cyberbullying victims. The videos will focus on topics like degradation,
cyberstalking and troll accounts and impersonation.
Cyberbullying can harm our mental health and self-esteem, with virtual harassment having real consequences. How can youths and parents navigate this landscape, protect themselves from cyberbullying and prevent cyberbullying in the first place? This webinar will share resources and tools that participants can use to protect themselves from cyberbullying, as well as show the impact of cyberbullying on bullies and victims.
*Update as at 4 September: The session will feature a pre-recorded panel discussion instead, which will be uploaded on 13 September, 7pm. Those who are interested in reaching out to the panellists are invited to send in their questions via the Instagram poll which will be posted on TRCYW’s and Mental ACT’s Instagram stories on 3rd, 7th, 9th and 12th September.
The recording of the panel discussion will be uploaded on these platforms:
Media Literacy Council – https://www.facebook.com/Media
SINDA – https://www.facebook.com/mysin
Mental ACT – https://www.facebook.com/menta
TOUCH Cyber Wellness – https://www.facebook.com/TOUCH
Are you recycling right? Step into the Sustainable Singapore Gallery and be transported into a ’80s style retro arcade where recycling is the game-changer.
Join us at playing the fun arcade-themed games, visit our informative exhibitions and learn more about the recycling efforts in Singapore. Take on the role of a material-recovery officer and sort through waste at the life-size conveyor belt! Not only that – you will also get to learn how your carbon footprint is generated, and ways you can reduce it.
Will you be contributing to the growing pile of trash on Singapore’s only landfill, Pulau Semakau? Or will you be slowing it down by recycling right?
Sign up here: https://www.jotform.com/build/200551633939053
**Do note that registering here on this website does not equate to registering for the event. Please use the registration link above.
“Healthy Chinatown (保健牛车水)” is an event initiative held by #ChinatownSG to help visitors stay well whilst they tour around the Chinatown precinct, held on 21-22nd March 2020.
Enjoy a throwback to the past showcasing Chinatown’s rich heritage with Traditional Street Games, Health/ Beauty and Trishaw Tours, and even participate in a free Coffee Workshop by Nanyang Old Coffee, with events and happenings ongoing from 2pm to 7pm.
In addition, gain insightful tips from an informative Herbalist Sharing health talk by Thye Shan Medical – explaining how to potentially build your immune system using herbs, and applying suitable oils for specific ailments. Register online now at $2 to receive a complimentary enhanced wellness Goodie Bag (worth $10).
A collaboration between Sustainable Singapore Gallery (SSG) and Central CDC, “Families Go Green!” will be SSG’s upcoming flagship event on 23rd November
This upcoming event specifically targets families as we believe that family is the primary unit of change and influence. We hope to help family members understand their crucial role in supporting and committing to the green movement as a family unit, and promote tight family bonds through family-friendly activities and participation in challenges that require team effort.
The main highlight of the event will be the National Family Upcycling Challenge where teams consisting of 2 to 5 members will compete to create an upcycled product with a mystery box that is filled with materials that are often simply discarded. Teams will also have tools to assist them with the creation of the upcycled product. Teams stand a chance of winning shopping vouchers!
There will also be a variety of other activities at the event such as:
1. UPmarket by CDC
2. Green Warrior! Inflatable Obstacle Course
3. Food Trucks
4. The Sustainable Singapore Gallery
5. Upcycle Workshops
6. Up Your Game! Carnival Games
7. An Instagram Giveaway
As we celebrate the success of ladies around us this upcoming International Women’s Day, let us also not forget to spare a thought for their precious hearts.
Together with the beloved ladies in your life, join us for a series of educational heart health talks over a 4-course healthy luncheon!
The first 100 successful registrants will receive an exclusive Go Red for Women cushion cover.
Health Talk Topic 1: The Heart Truth in Women
Speaker: Assistant Professor Chan Wan Xian, Senior Consultant, Department of Cardiology, NUHCS Programme Co-Director, Women’s Heart Health Programme, NUHCS
Heart disease and stroke remain the No. 1 killer of women in the world. Certain heart diseases are more common in women compared to men. Heart diseases in pregnancy are unique disease entities in women. In addition, very few women are aware of the impact of heart diseases on women and the importance of early prevention. Early prevention can simply start with our daily lifestyle.
Let’s get together to understand heart diseases in women and be updated on the risk factors involved!
Health Talk Topic 2: Living a heart-healthy lifestyle
Speaker: Ms Janice Chen, Senior Occupational Therapist, Department of Rehabilitation, NUHCS
In the busy-ness of modern life in Singapore, it is often easy to neglect to do things which we know are good for us and for our health. In this session, we will discuss some tips and strategies to make and sustain small positive changes toward a heart-healthy lifestyle.
March 22nd is World Water Day! This date was designated by the United Nations to raise awareness on the importance of water.
In Singapore, World Water Day is celebrated throughout the month of March. A series of roadshows will be held in various locations around Singapore. If you are a water saver, just go to any roadshow location and bring your Singapore Power bill to receive an exclusive Singapore World Water Day premium.