Children are the greatest beneficiaries of the digital era and are learning to navigate the online world at a younger and younger age. However, digital skills, participation and access to online services are important for the whole community. At all ages.
eSmart uses a cultural change approach to improve cyber safety, increase digital literacy and reduce cyber bullying across Australia.
When interacting online, we all need to be educated in how to act in a smart, safe and responsible way, and we need to know how to pass this knowledge onto our children. We need to know what to do if children are exposed to age-inappropriate content, encounter cyber bullying, or when they might be putting their privacy at risk.
eSmart provides a prevention and risk management framework for Australian schools and libraries to help them better integrate cyber safety practices and promote the safe use of online technology in their community.
eSmart Libraries helps public libraries better integrate cyber safety and wellbeing practices and promote the safe use of online technology in their communities.
Backed by an investment of $8 million by the Telstra Foundation, eSmart Libraries is working to connect Australia's 1,500 public libraries with the eSmart Framework and is already in 65% of libraries across the country.
There is no fee for a library to join eSmart Libraries in order to gain access to the framework, resources, newsletters and support available.
eSmart Libraries Fact Sheet
eSmart Schools is a behaviour-change initiative designed to help schools improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying and bullying.
eSmart Schools provides a framework that guides the introduction of policies, practices and whole-school change processes to support the creation of a cybersafe or eSmart environment. eSmart Schools is now in over 2,200 schools across the country.
eSmart Schools was developed by RMIT University in consultation with cybersafety, bullying, education and industry experts from across Australia. In 2010, eSmart was piloted in 159 schools across Australia with funding from the Commonwealth Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR).
eSmart Schools Fact Sheet
To find out more and to register for eSmart Schools or eSmart Libraries visit www.esmart.org.au
Students from Grade 4 and 5 at eSmart School Kerang South Primary in Victoria, have come together to create this fantastic video about cybersafety and using social media responsibly.
All nine library branches in the Australian Capital Territory are safer, smarter and more responsible after achieving eSmart status.
Celebrating the one year anniversary of the eSmart Digital Licence, we are pleased to see over 177,000 children have signed up to take the challenge and are well on their way to being smart, safe and responsible online.
The eSmart Schools team are hosting a number of professional development workshops in regional Victoria over the coming months - starting with Wangaratta in May.
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