Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, Youtube, Whatsapp…these are commonly known social media platforms that have gained popularity all around the world. Want to know what a friend is doing now? Just check their Facebook status. Had a sudden mind-blowing revelation? Put it on Twitter! Feeling bored? Take a few selfies using different lenses on Snapchat.
The 2018 DQ Impact Report is an annual report summarizing the state of online safety and digital citizenship of 8-12 year olds children around the world. It is one of the first large-scale, multi-national projects investigating online behaviours, exposure to cyber-risks, and digital citizenship levels among 8-12 year old children. They found that 8-12-year-olds in Singapore spend an average of 35 hours in front of digital screens for entertainment alone, which was 3 hours more than the global average.