LINC Tasmania a cyber-safety leader

By Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training in News

Picture (left to right): Joan Rylah MP, Jacqui Kinder (Alannah & Madeline Foundation), Jeremy Rockliff MP, Liz Jack (LINC Tasmania), Mary Bent (Tasmanian Library Advisory Board) and Ruth Forrest MP.

Tasmania’s Minister for Education & Training, Jeremy Rockliff, has issued the following statement celebrating Tasmania becoming an eSmart State.

“Tasmania is taking a leadership role in cyber safety with LINC Tasmania becoming the first Australian state library network to be fully accredited as eSmart.

“As an eSmart Library, LINC Tasmania will promote cyber-safety awareness to the wider community, including managing personal social media accounts, reinforcing its position as an important community hub many people rely on to stay connected.

“As part of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Library program, LINC Tasmania will help staff, adults and students navigate online services in a safe and responsible way.

“Working closely with the Department of Education, LINC Tasmania will be looking for opportunities to support eSmart Schools through the eSmart Libraries accreditation.

“The Government shares the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s goals of children accessing digital information in a safe, smart and responsible manner, including managing online relationships.

“I am confident that this partnership will strengthen the work that already occurs in Tasmanian Government schools to prepare students for an increasingly digitally-reliant world.”

Original press release

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