Kimba School Community Library chooses eSmart learning

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Kimba School Community Library is the first School Community Library (SCL) out of 42 in South Australia to become eSmart accredited.

As Kimba School shares the library with members of the public, the school recognised the importance of cyber safety for kids and adults alike. 

The eSmart Libraries initiative supports building digital literacy skills with the aim of strengthening positive online behaviours and fostering a greater sense of well being across the whole community.

eSmart also promotes esafety as the cultural norm and helps libraries encourage all user groups to become more aware of their digital presence and use tech in a smart, safe and responsible way.

Therese Francis from Kimba SCL shares some highlights, “We have clear policies to follow and staff have an increased knowledge on cyber safety information. We can better support library patrons in learning how to be smart, safe and responsible online.”

Amelia Beatty from Public Library Services (PLS) is managing the project roll out across SA and says, “PLS is working with eSmart to bridge the digital divide, which is an issue all libraries currently face.  This program will better equip staff and the community with knowledge and skills in digital citizenship. These are vitally important for everyone to have to participate in the digital world”.

Public Library Services, is currently supporting 41 joint-use libraries in SA to follow Kimba School Library's lead. By the end of the year, the remaining SCL’s will become eSmart accredited libraries.

eSmart is being implemented in more than one-third of schools nationwide and almost 70 percent of Australian public libraries.  For more information please visit: eSmart Libraries

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