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National eSmart Week is back!

National eSmart Week, an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, is an opportunity to raise awareness across Australia and encourage communities to be smart, safe and responsible when using digital technology.

This year’s theme is Building Cyber Safe Communities.

The free National eSmart Week 2017 Activities Toolkit offers fun activities and ideas for community education on cyber safety and wellbeing, both on and offline.

Tune into free webinars everyday throughout the week to hear from experts at the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and our partners. Strategies and solutions are discussed, along with positive and creative ideas to encourage online awareness and sound digital skills. Don’t miss out! View the list of webinars and reserve your spot today.

Our fabulous partner in digital inclusion, Telstra Foundation, is providing an amazing prize worth $5,000 this year to the creator of the most engaging social media campaign during eSmart Week! See details later in this newsletter or click here for details.

Need a hand to build an eye-catching cyber display?  Request free collateral with
these industry leaders and make a positive impact in your community.

If you haven't registered for National eSmart Week yet, sign up
here to join in the fun!

Thank you for sending in wonderful photos, event outlines and reviews of your activities during last year's event. We look forward to receiving more this year that we can feature in our newsletter, on the website as well as share on social media throughout the week.


eSmart Workplaces

The eSmart initiative continues to develop and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation is proud to announce that McDonald’s Australia is the first workplace to become eSmart. Their commitment to eSmart provides a continuous message to young people to stay smart, safe and responsible online.   

Shaun Ruming, Chief Operating Officer, McDonald’s Australia, commented that “McDonald’s prides itself on being a workplace that 106,000 Australians want to be a part of, and as the largest employer of youth in the country, we know we have a tremendous responsibility to provide a safe environment for our people.  This partnership with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation is an important additional measure for us to incorporate into the training and development of our people nationwide."

Congratulations McDonald’s Australia!


New libraries joining eSmart

eSmart Libraries continues to be recognised as a leading, evidence-based, cyber safety initiative that builds skills and behaviours for smart, safe and responsible use of technology.

A very warm welcome to the following libraries:

  • Shire of Ashburton Library Service, WA
  • City of Canning Library Service, WA
  • City of Bayswater Library Service, WA
  • City of Victor Harbor Library Service, SA
  • Rural City of Murray Bridge Library Service, SA
  • District Council of Peterborough Library Service, SA

eSmart celebrations

In the last two months, more libraries have been awarded eSmart status.      

Congratulations to the following libraries:

  • Moreland City Libraries, VIC
  • Mildura Rural City Council Library Service, VIC
  • City of Vincent Library and Local History Centre, WA
The staff at Holdfast Bay, SA (pictured) are proudly eSmart and encourage smart, safe and responsible use of online technology in their community.

National eSmart Week Prize

Are you promoting your National eSmart Week initiatives on social media?
If so, you could win! 

Our digital inclusion partner, Telstra Foundation, is providing a fantastic prize, a ‘Maker party in a box’, a big, fun package filled with build-it-yourself digital making activities worth $5,000!

All you have to do is share your school, library, or community’s best social media efforts promoting cyber safety during National eSmart Week.


How to enter:
  1. Submit your entry online through (official entry form will be available on the website soon)
  2. In 100 words or less, describe your cyber safety awareness work through social media
  3. Upload images or screenshots of your social media
  4. Tell us the results of your efforts

All entries must be submitted online by 5pm, Friday 22 September 2017.