Cyberspace Thrills & Spills: Addiction, Bullying, and Its Other Concerns

The internet, whether we like it or not, has become an integral part of life. In 2021, the number of internet users worldwide stood at 4.9 billion with an average screen time of 6 hours and 55 minutes per person. That’s 21 years of an expected lifespan and that number is almost guaranteed to increase! We use a digital device for everything from work, socializing, entertainment, and more.

While the internet makes life easier in many aspects, it can also make it harder. Online scams, privacy concerns, bullying, pornography, or addiction can creep into our lives if we are not careful. Whether it comes to our own well-being or to parenting kids, how can we keep ourselves and our family safe in this digital age?

We’re so excited to have Chong Ee Jay speak to us for the upcoming EDGETalk Online edition on Cyberspace Thrills & Spills: Addiction, Bullying, and Its Other Concerns! Chong Ee Jay is the Focus On The Family Singapore Lead and a family life specialist with over 12 years of experience in working with youths and parents on cyber wellness and media literacy. He is also a former member of the Media Literacy Council (MLC) and has received the Special Recognition Award 2019 by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).

CHONG EE JAY

With a deep passion for families, Ee Jay has conducted over 350 parenting workshops since 2007, reaching out to more than 30,000 parents through schools, corporations and the community. He is also a trained counsellor and has been providing counselling support and consultations to more than 500 children, teenagers, parents and counsellors. As a dynamic family life educator and media spokesperson, Ee Jay continues to equip families and has appeared on expert panels and media interviews on both English and Chinese media platforms, including radio and TV news.

His expertise is in the area of digital parenting having more than 12 years’ experience in working with youths and parents on cyber wellness and media literacy. He was also an appointed member of the Media Literacy Council (MLC) during the period 2012 to 2018. Ee Jay is also the distinguished recipient of the Special Recognition Award 2019, conferred by the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) in recognition of his contribution towards cyber wellness and media literacy efforts in Singapore.

Ee Jay has a Masters in Engineering (Bioengineering) from National University of Singapore (2007) as well as a Masters in Counselling from Monash University (2017).

Ee Jay is happily married to his wife Cynthia and together they have an adorable and handsome son.

This event is completely free and we’ll be hosting it exclusively on Zoom. It’s happening on the 23rd of April, 2022 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. Tell a friend about this and sign up today!

DETAILS:
Speaker: Chong Ee Jay
Date: 23rd April 2022
Time: 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Via: Zoom

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