What is eSmart Schools

eSmart Schools provides a framework that guides the introduction of policies, practices and whole-school change processes to support the creation of a cyber safe or eSmart environment.

eSmart Schools was developed by RMIT University in consultation with cyber safety, 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).

An independent evaluation of the eSmart Schools pilot found that 96 per cent of pilot schools would recommend eSmart to other schools.

As of January 2014, over 2, 200 Australian schools are participating in eSmart.

An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of information and communications technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.

Why your school needs eSmart 

We recognise that most Australian schools are already doing a great deal to manage cyber safety, the eSmart Schools program can assist your school to do this by providing:

  • an effective road map to guide schools in developing a sustainable whole-school approach to cyber safety, cyber bullying and bullying.
  • direct web access to the best cyber safety resources from Australia and throughout the world.
  • a flexible system that schools can adapt for their own specific needs.
  • a comprehensive gap analysis tool acknowledging existing school cyber safety practices.
  • the framework to create a positive school culture and protect children from cyber-risks.
  • a record to track and record eSmart activities and progress.
  • resources, policies and guidelines are adapted for all states, territories and education systems - saving time and reducing duplication.
  • ongoing training and support.

eSmart Schools Fact Sheet

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  • eSmart Schools Framework

    The eSmart system guides the whole school community through a process of developing and implementing change.

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  • eSmart Schools Journey

    After registering, schools undertake an audit of their current practices to identify areas of the framework they are currently addressing and the gaps that need to be addressed.

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  • The eSmart System Tool

    The eSmart System Tool is designed for you to record, track and report to your progress in becoming eSmart to your school community.

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National eSmart Week 2017

Building Cyber Safe Communities 4 - 8 September 2017

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