Bunbury Public Library and the Withers Community Library have become WA’s latest library services to achieve accreditation through the Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s eSmart Libraries framework.
eSmart Libraries, delivered in partnership with the Telstra Foundation, helps libraries to incorporate digital literacy and improve cybersafety while offering patrons ways to deal with cyberbullying.
Since its launch in 2012, more than 75 per cent of Australia’s public libraries have registered for eSmart, a community initiative committed to broadening specialist digital skills and resources to promote positive use of digital technology in Australia.
Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s CEO, Lesley Podesta, said being eSmart meant having the knowledge to guard against security and privacy risks, to research and download content in an ethical and legal manner, and manage reputation and relationship-based issues online.
For more information on eSmart go to http://www.esmart.org.au or www.amf.org.au