18 Jul 2022
Students can also show off their dance moves in the #BetterCyberSafeSG School Dance Challenge
The Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) has launched a new music video titled “Better Cyber Safe than Sorry” targeted at students. This is the first time that CSA is using a song and dance to reach out to the young under its SG Cyber Safe Students Programme.
“Better Cyber Safe than Sorry” Music Video
2 The 3-minute music video aims to raise awareness of cybersecurity and drive adoption of four good cybersecurity practices: i) use strong passwords and enable two-factor authentication (2FA); ii) spot signs of phishing; iii) use anti-virus software; and iv) update your software. The music video features Jaga1, a cyber and data security mascot created by the Government Technology Agency (GovTech). The music video can be viewed at https://youtu.be/ktUTe6GbxSY.
3 “While the younger generation today has grown up with and is comfortable using technology in their daily lives, it is vital to help them adopt good cyber hygiene when accessing the Internet. We hope that the catchy tune will encourage our young to learn and remember essential steps they can take to stay safe online and to share them with their family and friends too.” says Mr David Koh, Chief Executive, CSA.
4 In conjunction with the launch, CSA has also rolled out a #BetterCyberSafeSG School Dance Challenge. All students need to do is to submit a short video of themselves dancing along to the song and putting a creative spin to the signature dance moves featured in the music video. They can take part in the individual category or round up their friends and participate under the group category. Prizes will be awarded for the top three entries for each category. For more information on the #BetterCyberSafeSG School Dance Challenge, please visit www.csa.gov.sg/bettercybersafe.
About SG Cyber Safe Students Programme
5 Under CSA’s SG Cyber Safe Students programme, CSA collaborates with partners such as the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore Police Force (SPF) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), to develop initiatives and resources to educate students on the dangers of the cyber world and how they can stay safe online.
6 Existing initiatives include the Go Safe Online Pop-up, comprising a motion-controlled game and information panels, for students to learn about cybersecurity in a fun and interactive way. The Pop-ups have travelled to close to 50 schools, libraries and community spaces since its launch in June 2021. The Go Safe Online Drama Skit, where students go on a journey with cybersecurity guru Crypto as he helps students navigate safely through cyberspace, has also been a hit with students. Two different skits are available for primary and secondary school students in live-action or hybrid formats. The skits have been staged at more than 110 schools since August 2021. Over the next few weeks, CSA will be rolling out microsite games and mobile booths to schools. For details on the Programme, please refer to www.csa.gov.sg/programmes/sg-cyber-safe-students.
1 Jaga is a cyber and data security mascot created by GovTech in 2017 to raise awareness and educate the public sector about cybersecurity. Its name was inspired by the Malay word “jaga”, which means to guard.
About the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore
Established in 2015, the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) seeks to keep Singapore’s cyberspace safe and secure to underpin our Nation Security, power a Digital Economy and protect our Digital Way of Life. It maintains an oversight of national cybersecurity functions and works with sector leads to protect Singapore’s Critical Information Infrastructure. CSA also engages with various stakeholders to heighten cyber security awareness, build a vibrant cybersecurity ecosystem supported by a robust workforce, pursue international partnerships and drive regional cybersecurity capacity building programmes.
CSA is part of the Prime Minister’s Office and is managed by the Ministry of Communications and Information. For more news and information, please visit www.csa.gov.sg.
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