Partnership keeping Tasmanian children safer online

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More than 1,500 Tasmanian children are safer online, thanks to the ongoing partnership between the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and Aurora Energy.

The partnership, launched in May last year, has so far seen 1,736 eSmart Digital Licences distributed to primary school students right across the state.

The eSmart Digital Licence is an online cyber safety tool that teaches children critical digital skills to be smart, safe and responsible online.

The Foundation’s CEO, Lesley Podesta, said the delivery of the eSmart Digital Licence to Tasmanian school students is a vital step to ensuring they, as well as their families, become safe and confident online.

“The internet gives us great opportunities to learn and connect, but we need to ensure our students have the skills to be are safe and confident. This partnership is very important to all Tasmanian families,” Ms Podesta said.

To celebrate the second year of this important initiative, another 2,000 eSmart Digital Licences will be sponsored by Aurora Energy and rolled out to this year’s grade 6 students in Tasmanian Government schools, free of charge.

The eSmart Digital Licence program complements the Department of Education’s existing eSmart Schools program, which has been made available to all Tasmanian Government schools since mid-2017 and aims to improve cyber safety, increase digital literacy and reduce cyber bullying across Tasmania.

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