eSmart Cyber Safety

What is eSmart?

When the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation partnered up in 2012, eSmart Libraries was born. One of the most significant community cyber safety initiatives in Oz, eSmart works in close collaboration with Australian libraries to connect local communities with the skills they need to use technology in a smart, safe and responsible way.

Digital literacy is eSmart’s main game: they support the learning of a variety of technologies, including smartphones, tablets and computers, to find information and complete jobs. They also encourage and support cyber users to act in a safe and respectful way online.

By joining the eSmart Library movement, 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 cyber safety 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 cyber safety and wellbeing principles

We have our own eSmart Behaviour Charter to ensure our patrons are using our online services in a safe and responsible way. Check it out here!

Want more info? Find heaps of links below 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 Webcam Security : How to make sure nobody spies on you Protecting your Child from Identity Theft

Reporting Online Incidents
Online Offence Where to report
Cyperbullying 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 Stymie
Cyber Safety eBooks
NetSmartzKids eBooks Digi Duck eBook

Technology and Seniors
Be Connected
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