A new council to spearhead public education on media literacy and cyber wellness, as well as advise the Government on appropriate policy responses, will be formed tomorrow.
The Media Literacy Council aims to raise awareness and develop public-education programmes to help the public navigate media - especially online content - safely and responsibly, the Media Development Authority (MDA) said in a statement yesterday.
The council will also partner government bodies, private-sector organisations, community groups and social-media influencers to raise awareness of media-literacy issues, said MDA.
This will be done across all online and offline media platforms.
In its role as secretariat to the council, MDA will support the Media Literacy Council with its resources, added the statement.
The council will comprise 21 members - from various segments of the community - who will each serve a two-year term, effective from tomorrow.
Professor Tan Cheng Han, from the National University of Singapore's Faculty of Law, will serve as the council's first chairman.
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