During the month of August, the National Library Board is holding its annual Let’s be S.U.R.E. together! series of free online and in-person programmes and pop-up displays to provide parents and families with the tools to make informed decisions in an interconnected world.
A key part of the message of Let’s be S.U.R.E. together! is to be more discerning when consuming information online by making use of the four S.U.R.E. concepts– Source, Understand, Research, Evaluate.
Here are some key programmes and displays of this year’s Let’s be S.U.R.E. together! series by the National Library Board.
Let’s be S.U.R.E. together! Highlights
From now till 31 August, Jurong Regional Library, Woodlands Regional Library, and Tampines Regional Library has Let’s be S.U.R.E. together! displays. These provide practical tips on how to spot threats of misinformation and scams, as well as good digital habits to adopt for online safety.
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To make learning extra fun for the kids, there are “S.U.R.E.vivors” stickers that teach children how to be S.U.R.E. and spot false information on-site.
Weekend Pop-up event at One Punggol
On the weekend of 19 and 20 August, there will be fun and interactive game stations at One Punggol.
Families can pick up valuable tips on staying safe and informed online, and put their information literacy skills to test at various game stations. These include the opportunity to challenge AI image generators with their own drawings.
Free Online and On-site Programmes
18 free talks and workshops are being organised to help families learn to stay informed, safe and S.U.R.E. while navigating the online world.
These programmes are conducted virtually and on-site at Jurong Regional Library, Punggol Regional Library, Tampines Regional Library, and Woodlands Regional Library between 3 and 31 August.
Amongst the programmes are story time and drama workshops for children, talks on growing up with and understanding AI and misinformation, parenting workshops on cybersafety, and best practices in online security for senior citizens.
Visit the S.U.R.E. website for more details about the programmes and to view available resources.