eSmart Cybersafety


eSmart Cyber Safety

What is eSmart?

eSmart Libraries was developed in 2012 as a partnership between the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation and is one of Australia's most significant community cyber safety initiatives. The initiative works closely with Australian libraries to connect local communities with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology.

A key concept of eSmart is digital literacy. Digital literacy relates to the knowledge of how to use a variety of technologies, including smartphones, tablets and computers, to find information and complete jobs. It also relates to acting in a safe and respectful way online.

By becoming an eSmart Library, the City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre aims to:

Below you will find links to some great online resources relating to Cyber Safety and Digital Inclusion.



Digital Literacy    
Digital Literacy Activities Microsoft Digital Literacy
Go Digi guides:    
- What do I need to connect to the internet - How to keep safe online and protect your privacy - How to create your own email address
- How to access government services online - How to pay your bills online - How to get started with social media
- How to use Skype - How to find information online in different languages  

Online Safety    
ACORN : Learn about cybercrime Childnet : Protect your online reputation

Google Safety Centre

Scamwatch Stay Smart Online Telstra Cyber Safety
Yahoo! Safety Center  

Reporting Online Incidents  
Online offence Where to report
Cyberbullying Report to local Police 13 14 44
Online fraud Report to local Police 13 14 44
Internet banking fraud Contact your bank for advice on whether to report in person local Police
Scams (Internet based or email) Report to ScamWatch

Cybercrime (hacking, scams, fraud, identity theft, attacks on computer systems, illegal or prohibited online content)

Report to ACORN (Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network)
Tax-related scams Report to the Australian Taxation Office
Online Child Exploitation Contact Australian Federal Police
Spam Report to Australian Communications and Media Authority
Faulty goods or services purchase Report to Australian Competition and Consumer Commision
Violation on social media

Report on Facebook 

Report on Instagram

Report on Twitter


Technology and Children    

Digital devices and children

Childnet International Common Sense Media : Parent Concerns Commissioner for Children and Young People : Western Australia
Connect Safely : Parent Guides CreepQuiz : Are U Safe Online? eSmart Digital Licence
Google Safety Centre : For families Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner iParent Telstra Cyber Safety : Your family
Think U Know Yahoo Safety Center : Family  

Online bullying / cyberbullying

Bullying. No way! Complaints and Reporting Cyberbullying Digizen : Cyberbullying Guidance
Kids Helpline    

Cyber Safety eBooks

NetSmartzKids eBooks Digi Duck eBook  


Technology and Seniors  
Broadband for Seniors Online Lessons   Connect Safely : Seniors
 Telstra's Tech Savvy Seniors guides:  
- Email and the internet - Home computers and networks
- Mobile phones - Social networks, security and e-readers

Technology for English as Second Language  
Go Digi : How to find information online in different languages  Microsoft Digital Literacy : Available in 25 languages
Telstra's Tech Savvy Seniors : Language guides