Parliament Sitting on 10 January 2022

QUESTION FOR WRITTEN ANSWER


102. Mr Shawn Huang Wei ZhongTo ask the Minister for Communications and Information in view of the proliferation of mobile gadgets and accessibility to mobile games (a) whether the Ministry has data on the average weekly consumption, in terms of time and money spent respectively, on mobile games for those (i) aged 7 to 12 years old (ii) aged 13 to 18 years old and (iii) under the age of 35; and (b) whether the Ministry has conducted any consumption impact studies for the current consumption levels.

Answer:

1. MCI does not have specific data or studies on consumption of time and money spent on mobile games.

2. The Government monitors global trends and if necessary, will undertake local studies to better understand specific issues. We also encourage parents to take an active role in monitoring and guiding the activities of children, to help them cultivate healthy habits and personal responsibility.
Speech by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, at the MOU Signing between Singapore Women in Tech and Polytechnics and launch of Cross-Polytechnic Girls in Tech Committee, on 13 May 2022 Speeches Infocomm Media 13 May 22
Opening Address by Dr Janil Puthucheary, Senior Minister of State for Communications and Information, at Inaugural Association of Information Security Professionals (AISP) Internet-of-Things (IOT) Innovation Day 2022 Speeches Infocomm Media 11 May 22
MCI response to PQ on Tracking of Local Companies which Experienced Cyber Attacks over Past Two Years and Measure to Equip Companies with Capabilities to Enhance Cyber Resilience Parliament QAs Cyber Security 09 May 22
MCI response to PQ on Annual Projected Growth of Freelancers in Infocomms Technology and Media Industries from 2022 to 2025 Parliament QAs Infocomm Media 09 May 22
MCI response to PQ on Number of Overseas Scam Calls Reported in 2021 and 2022 and Viability of Call Blocking Option for Users Parliament QAs Cyber Security 09 May 22
MCI response to PQ on Response to Recent REACH Survey on Attitudes Towards LGBTQ and Considerations Behind Survey Questions Parliament QAs Others 09 May 22