The eSmart program is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, which uses a cultural change approach to improve cyber safety, increase digital literacy and reduce cyber bullying across Australia. Bayside Library Service is proud to have been one of the first to be a certified eSmart Library in Victoria.
Bayside libraries were the second library service in Australia to reach eSmart status; having achieved this in September 2014. An eSmart library is a library in which the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technologies is the norm, and all members of the library community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being perceptive and proactive about the pitfalls.
Protecting your personal information is a very important aspect of staying safe online. So do you know what you need to protect and how?
Check out this short video and make protecting your personal information part of your online experience.
Some quick steps to take to keep you safe online:
Think about subscribing to the Australian Government's free Stay Smart Online alert service to keep up to date with online threats and scams, security information and tips to protect your online safety and privacy.
Parental controls are useful when children have access to mobile phones, tablets and computers. They can allow you to restrict what content can be accessed on these devices. Placing parental controls on devices can ensure that your children are only able to access age-appropriate material. Guides on the parental control options for several popular devices are available from ThinkUKnow.