Yellow Heart Cyber Series 2018 : Digi partners Google to Educate Schoolchildren on Cybersafety

Data received : 3-Sep-2018

Key Take-Aways:
  • Did you know that 84% of children in Malaysia suffer from some form of bullying, with 33% having been bullied online?
  • Following through on Yellow Heart’s mission to empower everyone with access to the Internet while keeping them safe through responsible digital usage, Digi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (“Digi”) has partnered with Google Malaysia to launch a fun, educational 5-part video series, Yellow Heart Cyber Series as part of its annual CyberSAFE in Schools Competition (2018).
  • The strategy is to leverage on YouTube superhero cartoons to engage children effectively on serious topics.
  • CyberSAFE in School is a collaboration started in 2011 between the Ministry of Education Malaysia, Cybersecurity Malaysia and Digi to improve awareness, build capacity and empower schoolchildren and teachers with digital resiliency and citizenship skills to stay safe on the internet.
  • Though many schoolchildren are technologically savvy, it is a fact that many are still ignorant of the danger and long-term side effect of online risk may pose.

  • Phillip Ling, Digi’s Head of Sustainability said the aim is to educate and empower children when it comes to managing online risks and also to nurture digital citizenship behaviour
  • Su Ann Lim, Google Malaysia’s Industry Head said Digital safety is one of the most significant issues we all face as a society as a new generation grows up with the Internet at their disposal 24/7
  • From now until 30th September, students can participate in this video challenge at The challenge is divided into two categories – school and individual.
  • For both categories, students are required to watch all the five videos created by popular animator CartoonHooligans, which depicts everyday scenarios faced by students in this digital age. These are played out by three superheroes and one antagonist: 
  • Under the school category, students will have to answer a series of questions pertaining to the content in the videos. Each correct answer will earn them a point, and these points will be displayed on the leader board on the website. The top 25 schools based on school category and region with the most points at the end of the campaign will be crowned the champion and win a new projector for their school usage.
  • For the individual category, students will have to relay what they have learnt from the videos to an adult, after which they will have to write a summary of not more than 200 words about their experience and submit it together with a picture of the moment. The top 25 entries based on categories will win a Waterproof Bagpack and a signed certificate from Google and Digi.
  • One of the video : Courage in the Face of Hidden Danger
 Editor's comments:
  • YouTube is the number one entertainment outlet for Internet goers, especially the kids.
  • Kids learn everything from watching videos, especially from YouTube.
  • Internet savvy kids are spending too much time watching videos online.
  • Parents this days need to enforce offline period policy.

Digital Superheroes Calls on Students to be Safe on the Internet.