We want to maintain strong relationships with the local communities where we operate. As a multimedia and ICT service provider, we want to be able to drive and support programmes for the benefit of our community stakeholders.
The Singtel Touching Lives Fund is the Group's philanthropy programme that raises funds for charities helping children and youths with special needs.
In Australia, Optus provides grants through its 'yes' Optus Community Grants programme, providing life and training skills for disadvantaged youth, and helping grassroots organisations in Australia with access to communications and technology.
Cyber Wellness and Online Safety
As a responsible corporate citizen and the market leader in digital and mobile technologies and services, we believe we have a key role to play in the well-being of our stakeholders, particularly in promoting cyber wellness and online safety among the vulnerable children and youth in this digital age.
Our industry, technologies and services have brought significant benefits to society and individuals. However, the growth of smart devices, social media and pervasiveness of the internet gives rise to problems such as digital ‘exclusion’ and risks to vulnerable segments such as youth and children in areas of cyber safety, cyber bullying and digital addiction. Through the Singtel Cyber Wellness Programme, we hope to reach out to the general public through targeted initiatives designed for parents, children and vulnerable segments of our community.
On 10 July 2014, we launched notAnoobie, Singapore's first cyber wellness mobile application designed to help parents better understand and protect their children from online risks. Parents can read up on cyber issues like gaming and mobile technology addiction, social media dos and don’ts, identifying cyber bullying, inappropriate content online and how to protect personal privacy online on-th-go in this one-stop app. notAnoobie can be downloaded free from iTunes and Google Play stores by mobile users in Singapore on any network.
Click here for more information on the Singtel Cyber Wellness Programme.