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App-ily Ever After

Malaysia was in uproar recently due to the ‘sugar’ industry. Not to be confused with the sweet tasting ingredient for food, it refers to an online dating platform called Sugarbook. The dating site matches ‘sugar daddies’ (older and generally more well-off males) to ‘sugar babies’ (young females) for companionship in ...

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By Dennis Tan | Youth Services
1 month 1 week ago

Raising Generation Alpha

“Hi, my name is John* and I am 15 years old. I was born in 2005.”   While conducting an online session for a group of high school students recently, we started off the session by having a short round of introductions. Being the youngest, John went first. When his age was mentioned, it suddenly hit me:   This student is 12 years younger than me.    John is part of...

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By Dennis Tan | Youth Services
3 months 3 days ago

Using Social Media for Good

As one of the pioneers for Cyber Wellness in Malaysia, Generasi Gemilang has done surveys with students locally to find out more about their experience with cyberbullying. Our 2014 survey results showed that 27% (roughly 1 out of 4) say that they have been cyberbullied, but only 29% of them have told someone about it. In addition to that, a 2016 study conducted by Digi Telecommunications with...

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By Shu Ling | Communications
3 years 8 months ago