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.
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.
The eSmart Schools team are hosting a number of professional development workshops in regional Victoria over the coming months - starting with Wangaratta in May.
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.
Tickets are now on sale to the 7th National Centre Against Bullying Conference, to be held on the 28-29 July in Melbourne.
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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