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:
The eSmart system guides the whole school community through a process of developing and implementing change.Read More >
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.Read More >
The eSmart System Tool is designed for you to record, track and report to your progress in becoming eSmart to your school community.Read More >
Celebrating cyber safety and digital inclusion - 5 to 9 September 2016.Read More >
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