Many of us are sharing more and more personal and financial information online. This can expose us to a number of risks which we need to be aware of and properly manage. eSmart Libraries is a cyber safety system designed to equip libraries and connect library users with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence. The Alannah and 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.
Moreton Bay Region Libraries are eSmart!
Being eSmart means knowing how to guard against security and privacy risks online, download content in a legal and ethical way, research and reference information, as well as manage reputation and relationships in cyberspace.
We have integrated Cyber Safety into our policies, establishing clear procedures to deal with incidents and we deliver programs around the smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
If you would like to learn more about cyber safety, please visit the following websites.
eSmart is an
initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. eSmart Schools and eSmart
Libraries provides a prevention and risk management framework to schools and
libraries across the country, helping them better integrate cyber safety
practices and promote the safe use of online technology in their community.
Stay Smart Online
Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website,
designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to
protect our personal and financial information online.
Think U Know
a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber
safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and
organisations across Australia.
The Office of
the Children’s eSafety Commissioner is Australia's leader in online safety and provides
online safety education for Australian children and young people, a complaints
service for young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying, and address
illegal online content through the Online Content Scheme.
Australian Cybercrime Online Reporting Network (ACORN) is a national policing
initiative of the Commonwealth, State and Territory governments. It is a
national online system that allows the public to securely report instances of
cybercrime and provide advice to help people recognise and avoid common types
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