NUS CTIC - MLC Digital Well-being Symposium

Total Registrations: 243


The NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC) and Media Literacy Council (MLC) invite you to join us at the Digital Well-being Symposium on 25 March 2023 (Sat), 9.30am to 4pm, at Shaw Foundation Alumni House at NUS. This event is co-organised by TOUCH Community Services and Ministry of Education (MOE), supported by Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) and Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA), in support of Digital for Life.
The inaugural symposium will bring together thought leaders from academia, government and industry in the area of digital well-being. The programme includes renowned speakers on digital wellness, curated workshops and discussion groups for parents, youths and social service agencies and panel discussion on online safety with stakeholders.
More information on the programme is available on our website.



Date and Time

Saturday, 25th March 2023 9:30AM GMT+08:00


Saturday, 25th March 2023 5:00PM GMT+08:00


NUS Centre for Trusted Internet and Community


Shaw Foundation Alumni House

Our Event Speakers

Prof Audrey Yue (Keynote)

Prof Audrey Yue is Professor in Media, Culture and Critical Theory and Head in the Department of Communications and New Media, as well as Deputy Director at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community, at the National University of Singapore. Before returning to Singapore and joining NUS in July 2017, she lived in Australia for 30 years where she last held the positions of Professor in Cultural Studies and Director of the Research Unit in Public Cultures at the University of Melbourne. Her research covers the fields of Sinophone media cultures; cultural policy and development, and urban communication. She has published more than 8 scholarly books and 100 refereed journal articles and book chapters. She has completed funded projects with research councils in Australia, Canada and Hong Kong, and government and NGO partners in the Asia-Pacific. Her current work, funded by the National Arts Council, Singapore Social Science Research Council and MOE, focuses on the impact of Covid-19 on the arts, digital well-being and foundations of home-based work. She is also Honorary Professorial Fellow at the University of Melbourne.

Dr Natalie Pang (Keynote)

Dr Natalie Pang is Senior Lecturer at the Communications and New Media Department, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as well as Principal Investigator at the Centre for Trusted Internet and Community, both at the National University of Singapore. Her research work focuses on social media technologies, digital citizenship, digital inclusion and digital heritage, and has won a number of competitive research grants as Principal Investigator in these areas. She practices mixed methods, including social media analytics and longitudinal panel methodologies in her research. Natalie received her PhD from the Faculty of Information Technology at Monash University. Her work has been published in New Media & Society (NMS), Information, Communication and Society (ICS), Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), Computers in Human Behavior (CHB), Online Information Review (OIC), and Information Processing and Management (IPM). She serves as External Academic Advisor to the Bachelor of Arts (Culture and Technology) programme at Hong Kong Shue Yan University, and a listed expert at UNESCO Inclusive Policy Lab and Pacific Forum’s Women Experts Directory.

Mrs Anita Low-Lim (Keynote)

Mrs Anita Low-Lim is Chief Transformation Officer at the TOUCH Community Services. She has more than 20 years of experience in programme design, evaluation and research to build a future-ready social service sector. Her interest lies in developing effective and cutting-edge programmes through the platforms of service learning, mental health, cyber wellness, and the analysis of role transitions in the family. She was credited with the set-up of TOUCH’s Impact & Research Department in 2017, which has enabled the organisation to articulate and measure the outcome and impact of its programmes to lend greater credence to its work. She is a member of the Media Literacy Council and co-chairs the Youth Alliance for Mental Health under the National Council of Social Service.

Ms Clara Koh (Panellist)

Ms Clara Koh is Head of Public Policy for Singapore and ASEAN at Meta (formerly Facebook) where she leads engagement with government and other stakeholders around policy and programs related to technology, the economy and society. She is also a member of Singapore’s Media Literacy Council. Prior to this, Clara was at Brunswick Group, a strategic advisory firm specialising in business-critical communications, and the Country Director of Singapore at Vriens & Partners, a Southeast Asia-focused political risk and government relations advisory firm. Clara began her career with the Singapore Foreign Service, where she spent over 6 years helping to manage Singapore’s relations with Indonesia, Thailand and the United States. In that time, Clara served as First Secretary at Singapore's embassy in Washington, DC.

Ms Rachel Teo (Panellist)

Ms Rachel Teo leads Google’s Government Affairs & Public Policy work in Singapore and on a number of regional initiatives including AI, data and sustainability. She works in close concert with government agencies and civil society as part of Google being a helpful, responsible and innovative corporate citizen. Prior to Google, she spent a decade with the Economic Development Board, and at PricewaterhouseCoopers Zürich while on sabbatical where, among other account management efforts, she led a sales culture change programme. Her experience spans strategic account management, strategy development and execution, and as a manager in the healthcare, India and Consumer teams. In particular, she focused on creating purpose-driven multi stakeholder platforms and is a firm believer in developing strong long-term partnerships. Outside of time with her two energetic kids, she is passionate about mentoring, quality connections between people and aeroponics.

Ms Teresa Tan (Panellist)

Ms Teresa Tan leads ByteDance’s public policy and government relations across Southeast Asia, where she is responsible for promoting a regulatory environment that supports business growth and innovation. She partners with her team to drive impactful policy programmes around empowerment of small and medium-sized enterprises, digital safety and wellness, and inclusive access to online learning. Prior to joining ByteDance, Teresa served as the Regional Communications Lead at Grab where she pioneered the policy communications function. Teresa also served more than 10 years in the Singapore government across finance, home affairs and ICT Agencies. She is passionate about tech for good and civic innovation.

Ms Monrawee Ampolpittayanant (Lynn) (Panellist)

Ms Monrawee Ampolpittayanant (Lynn) is a Thai-American qualified lawyer and public policy professional with over 14 years of experience where she has spent the last 8 years leading public policy and public affairs efforts in the technology industry. She has served policy makers, governments, private companies and non-profit organisations in Asia and the Pacific, especially in Southeast Asia with her expertise in solving complex laws and navigating difficult policy issues at the intersection of business, technology, and human rights so that her stakeholders can overcome their challenges and make a positive impact on society.

Prof Elmie Nekmat (Moderator)

Prof Elmie Nekmat is Associate Professor at the Department of Communications and New Media and a Principal Investigator for the Center for Trusted Internet and Community (CTIC), Research Associate at the Center for Family and Population Research (CFPR), and Resident Fellow at Ridge View Residential College in the National University of Singapore. He was a recipient of the NUS Overseas Graduate Scholarship (NUS-OGS) for his Ph.D. studies in communication and information sciences (2013) and the NUS Overseas Postdoctoral Fellowship (NUS-OPF) for his postdoctoral research on digital communication and evaluation at the University of California, Santa Barbara (2014). Dr. Elmie Nekmat specialises in media effects research, focused on the social psychological processes and effects of source and information evaluation on civic engagement and expression, and strategic communication in social networked computer-mediated environments.

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  • 25/03/2023 09:30
  • 25/03/2023 10:00
    Opening Remarks by Dr Natalie Pang (NUS)
  • 25/03/2023 10:10
    Keynote Lecture 1: Indicators of Digital Well-being by Prof Audrey Yue & Dr Natalie Pang (NUS)
  • 25/03/2023 10:30
    Keynote Lecture 2: Parenting in the Digital Age by Mrs. Anita Low-Lim (TOUCH)
  • 25/03/2023 10:50
    Panel Discussion with Tech Companies
  • 25/03/2023 12:00
  • 25/03/2023 13:00
    Parallel Session 1: Workshop on Online Harms - Understanding How One Can be an Effective Supporter (Recommended for Youths)
  • 25/03/2023 13:00
    Parallel Session 2: Sharing of Parents’ Toolbox to Promote Mental Well-being (Recommended for Parents, Caregivers and Social Service Professionals)
  • 25/03/2023 14:30
  • 25/03/2023 14:45
    Parallel Session 1: FGD on Mental Health in Online Spaces & Gaming Addiction (Recommended for Youths)
  • 25/03/2023 14:45
    Parallel Session 2: Making IT Work: Digital Parenting Style (Recommended for Parents, Caregivers and Social Service Professionals)