Online safety in focus for schools and libraries during National eSmart Week
week, hundreds of schools and libraries across Australia will participate in
National eSmart Week – an initiative to encourage cyber safety and digital
2,200 schools and almost half of Australia’s public libraries are registered as
eSmart, playing an important role in helping to reduce cyberbullying, improve
cyber safety and educate students and citizens on the safe and responsible use
National eSmart Week, schools and libraries will showcase their commitment to
cyber safety and take part in events hosted around Australia.
support of National eSmart Week, the Office of the Children’s eSafety
Commissioner will host a number of webinars to help schools and libraries
Government established the office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner to
help protect Australian children from cyberbullying, and to take a national
leadership role in online safety.
it began operation just over 12 months ago, the office has educated more than
130,000 people via Virtual Classrooms and face-to-face presentations, and
conducted over 11,000 investigations into illegal or offensive online content –
including 186 serious cyberbullying complaints.
full calendar of events for National eSmart Week and information on how to
register your school or library as eSmart can be found at www.esmart.org.au/news-events/national-esmart-week/
Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner has a range of online safety
resources available at www.esafety.gov.au