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:
- Foster smart, safe and responsible use of digital technologies in the community and provide vision, strategy and leadership to library management and staff
- Embed cybersafety and wellbeing values so that day-to-day operations in the library exhibit a safe, smart and responsible on-line environment
- Offer advice and support to users on the benefits of technology, how to avoid online pitfalls and how to exhibit positive, smart, safe and responsible behaviours online
- Enhance connections and reach out to the wider community to promote eSmart behaviours, helping to embed cybersafety and wellbeing principles
Below you will find links to some great online resources relating to Cyber Safety and Digital Inclusion.