SINGAPORE, 10 July 2014 – SingTel and TOUCH Cyber Wellness today launched notAnoobie, Singapore’s first cyber wellness mobile application designed to help parents better understand and protect their children from online risks.
notAnoobie helps parents gain deeper insights into their children’s online activity while on-the-go. The app features the latest on cyber issues, game reviews and real life stories of youths who have overcome their online problems. The term “noobie” refers to a novice.
About TOUCH Cyber Wellness
TOUCH Cyber Wellness (TCW), a service of TOUCH Community Services, is an award winning and market leading agency in the arena of school-based cyber wellness and new media literacy programmes. TCW is Singapore’s pioneer and leading non-profit agency advocating cyber wellness and new media literacy for children, teenagers, parents, and educators.
Within the school context, TCW works closely with youths, educators and parents to cultivate respect, a balanced lifestyle and responsible use of digital technologies to effect a positive and healthy cyber culture at home, in school and community.
TCW is also the first agency in Singapore to develop an “Adolescent Pathological Video Gaming Treatment Model” in use since 2006. This model was validated by Dr Timothy Sim (Associate Professor, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University) in 2012. TCW is currently the only service in Singapore that provides a full suite of cyber wellness programmes in education, mentoring and counselling to students, teachers and parents.