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Nervous about Internet safety or letting your child get a mobile phone? These FREE expert talks will help calm your fears, mama!

As much as we wish we could shield our littles from all the dangers that lurk online, the fact of the matter is they don’t stay little forever (and the Internet’s actually a pretty amazing place!). Whether your kiddo needs a mobile phone to stay in touch, or has to jump on the Internet for a school project, there comes a time when parents have to let go. That doesn’t mean we – both kids and adults – can’t do everything we can to learn how to navigate the web safely, though!

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Singtel Surf School is a cool new mobile initiative that promotes cyber fun, cyber safety and cyber education for parents and kids age 5 and up. Whether showing you the products and services that can enhance your child’s mobile experience, or helping to allay parents’ fears when purchasing their child’s first mobile phone, Surf School’s 360-degree approach – including a mobile safety app for children and a special family data sharing plan – will have you covered.

If you’re keen to learn more, you can attend one of four upcoming workshops at top international schools across the island, each lasting 60-90 minutes and featuring expert insights from Singtel Mobile’s Director of News and Lifestyle, Alex Fenby. Check out the deets below to see which topic and timing suits you best, mama:

  • Stamford American International School
    Topic: “Learning in the Digital Age – Social Media and Your Kids” with technology integration specialists at SAIS. Suitable for parents of students aged 5-12.
    When: Wednesday, 28 March, 9am
    Where: Serangoon
  • EtonHouse International School @ Orchard
    Topic: “Navigating a Digital World and Teaching Responsible Digital Citizenship for Kids & Adults Alike” with EtonHouse Orchard Principal Alec Jiggins, followed by Q&A (morning tea available)
    When: Wednesday 14 March, 9am
    Where: Tanglin / Orchard Road
  • GEMS World Academy (Singapore)
    Topic: A Panel Discussion on “How to Keep Your Child Safe on the Internet”, including GEMS (Singapore) Director of Technology Jay Thomson, Singtel Director Alex Fenby, and Sassy Mama Editor Kate McFarlane
    When: Wednesday 21 March, 5:30pm
    Where: Yishun
  • Singapore American School
    Topic: “Living and Learning in the Digital Age at SAS Elementary School” with Educational Technology Coordinator Ben Summerton and Elementary Counselor George Bach
    When: Wednesday 4 April, 9am
    Where: Woodlands

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Each parent-friendly talk will include tips from that school’s head of technology, and a walkthrough from a Singtel specialist highlighting all the cool ways you can make Surf School work for you.

You can also find out more about some upcoming, affordable coding workshops for kids, because at the end of the day, mama, the Internet is a whole new world for children to explore and find the best learning opportunities that are out there. Once you have the tools to let them surf safely and smartly, you’ll be amazed to see how high they can fly.

Singtel Surf School has got your back!

All the details!
What: Hourlong expert talks on mobile and Internet safety for kids
Where: EtonHouse International School @ Orchard; GEMS (Singapore); Singapore American School; and Stamford American International School
When: Various dates; see above for details
Who: Ideal for parents with children aged 5 and up
How much: FREE!
RSVP: Leave your deets in the form below, mamas and dads!

www.singtel.com/SurfSchool

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Girl using phone image by Pan Xiaozhen via Unsplash
Siblings taking picture with phone image by Tim Gouw

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