While the internet is great for learning and socialising, at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation we hear stories every day about its pitfalls. These range from children being exposed to inappropriate content, fraud and scams, and being bullied – which can and does contribute to anxiety, depression and in extreme cases, suicide. Yes, that’s the extreme outcome, but tragically, it’s also reality. And it probably happens more often than you think.
As a nation, we should all be working to ensure we invest time and resources into raising a generation of smart, safe and responsible children who are capable and compassionate – both on and offline.
Our goal is to keep children safe from bullying, cyber bullying and violence.
eSmart is a way to achieve this.
Our eSmart Programs are helping communities teach the smart, safe and responsible use of online technology.
The following six steps can help teachers keep their students safe online.
Take the opportunity to utilise available funding in VIC and TAS and introduce the eSmart Digital Licence to students in your school.
Four new Fact Checker posters tackling COVID-19 vaccine misinformation have been translated in 10 languages as part of the eSmart Media Literacy Lab (MLL) suite of tools and resources.
eSmart Schools was launched with the support of the State Government of Victoria.
eSmart Libraries is supported by the Telstra Foundation.
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