With one in five Australian children reporting being cyber bullied, learning how to be cyber safe has never been more important.

3 September 2019

This eSmart Week, schools, libraries, organisations and workplaces around the country are taking part in showcasing their commitment to building a cyber-safe community.

Now in its fifth year, National eSmart Week is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation in partnership with the Telstra Foundation, which promotes the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technology.

This year’s theme is ‘Keeping Communities Safe Online’ to help create awareness, solutions and ideas for community education on issues of cyber safety, bullying and wellbeing.

National eSmart Week is an extension of the eSmart initiative which has been operating for 22 years and currently exists in more than 2,300 schools across Australia and over 80% of public libraries.

The Government recently announced $100 million in funding for the Office of the eSafety Commissioner to deliver a range of online safety initiatives – the only office of its kind in the world.

  • Find out how to get involved in this year’s eSmart Week and register your school or library at www.esmart.org.au/
  • Read about the work of the eSafety Commissioner at www.eSafety.gov.au