National eSmart Week to focus on digital safety – Echonetdaily – Australia News


Preparing for National eSmart Week. Photo supplied.

Digital literacy is important for all children and a key part to the effective navigation of the digital world is cyber safety.

‘It’s so important for the community not to fear technology, but to be able to navigate it comfortably, safely and competently. Every child requires digital literacy,’ said Lesley Podesta, chief executive f the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

Schools, libraries, communities and parents are being urged to register for National eSmart Week, from September 4 to 8, and show their commitment to cyber safety. The week creates awareness, solutions and ideas to keep our children safe online and encourages the whole community to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology.

The initiative has been set up by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation which works to protect children

from violence, the week celebrates online safety through the foundation’s eSmart Schools,

eSmart Libraries and eSmart Digital Licence.

‘We’re asking schools and libraries to register and learn more about keeping their children safe. Parents can register for the free webinars,’ continued Ms Podesta.

For information or to register for National eSmart Week click here.

To register for the free webinars click here.

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