What is eSmart Libraries

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation formed a partnership in 2012 to develop and implement eSmart Libraries - one of Australia’s most significant community cyber safety initiatives.


Backed by an investment of $8 million over six years, the partners will work closely with Australia’s 1,500 libraries to connect local communities with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology.

eSmart Libraries Fact Sheet

About the Telstra Foundation

Telstra Foundation was established in 2002 and supports community organisations that share its vision of making a positive and lasting difference to the lives of Australia’s children and young people.

Over the past 10 years, the Telstra Foundation has committed $43 million to almost 8,000 projects in local communities across Australia.

Moving forward, the Telstra Foundation supports programs that promote digital inclusion – the foundation calls it Everyone Connected.

This strategy aligns to Telstra’s broader sustainability program, and enables all Australians - irrespective of age, income, ability, location or disadvantage - to access the everyday social and economic benefits of being connected to new digital technologies.

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and bullying and its devastating impacts.

The Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed along with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996.

The Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed serious violence, runs programs that prevent bullying and violence in the lives of children and advocates for children’s safety and wellbeing.


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National eSmart Week 2016

Celebrating cyber safety and digital inclusion - 5 to 9 September 2016.

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