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The eSmart Schools Strategy

Coomera Anglican College has started the journey towards becoming an eSmart school.  ‘Developed for Australian schools, eSmart is an easy-to-use, evidence-based and tested system to help schools manage cybersafety and deal with cyberbullying and bullying.  The eSmart system provides a framework for schools to implement whole-school culture and behaviour change relevant to the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technologies.  The Alannah and Madeline Foundation developed the initiative with RMIT School of Education and many cybersafety and education experts.  Registration provides schools and their communities with assurance that they are accessing evidence-informed practice, policies and activities.’ (Source: https://www.esmartschools.org.au/eSmartHome/Pages/Awhole-schoolsystem.aspx)

The process involves recognising the completion of stages in the eSmart Schools Framework, under the umbrella of six domains.  The domains are:

  • Effective school organisation
  • School plans, policies and procedures
  • A respectful and caring school community
  • Effective teacher practices
  • An eSmart curriculum
  • Partnerships with parents and the local community

This journey is a whole school priority and requires the support of all College community members.  How can you help?  Here are some easy ways to assist:

Parents – empower your children with the knowledge that if they make a mistake or feel unsafe on online, they can tell you and expect support and positive action

Teachers – keep CyberSafety on the formal and informal agenda of your pastoral care responsibilities

Students – make sure, before you click, that your content is respectful, accurate, responsible, safe and appropriate

We all need to use our eSmartz and respect ourselves and others online.

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