eSmart Libraries

eSmart Libraries

eSmart Libraries is a cyber safety framework designed to fully equip libraries, staff and library users with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of digital technology.

eSmart Libraries has been developed by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and the Telstra Foundation to better equip public libraries in teaching and providing online safety and digital literacy.

eSmart Libraries Website

What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is the use of technology to bully a person or group with the intent to hurt them socially, psychologically or even physically.

Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioners page on cyberbullying to find out more about what Cyberbullying looks like and learn what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

What is cyber abuse?

Cyber abuse is online behaviour which is reasonably likely to have a seriously threatening, intimidating, harassing or humiliating effect on a person. It is behaviour that threatens to hurt a person socially, psychologically or even physically.

Visit the Office of the eSafety Commissioners page on cyber abuse for examples and advice.

Reporting cyberbullying

Are you a child experiencing cyberbullying?
Find out how to report cyberbullying to the Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

Are you an adult experiencing cyber abuse?
Find out how to take control of the situation on the Office of the eSafety Commissioner website.

Recommended further reading

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner is a one-stop-shop for online safety. It provides Australians a range of up-to-date information and resources, coupled with a comprehensive complaints system to assist children who experience serious cyberbullying online.

eSafetyWomen is designed to empower Australian women to take control of their online experiences. This initiative of the Office of the eSafety Commissioner forms part of the Australian Government's Women's Safety Package to Stop the Violence.

Stay Smart Online is the Australian Government's online safety and security website, designed to help everyone understand the risks and simple steps we can take to protect our personal and financial information online. We recommend you subscribe to the Alert Service to be notified of the latest online threats and how they can be managed.

ACSC - Australian Cyber Security Centre leads the Australian Government's efforts to improve cyber security. Their role is to help make Australia the safest place to connect online. They monitor cyber threats across the globe 24 hours a day, seven days a week so they can alert Australians early on what to do.

If you have been a victim of a cybercrime, go to ReportCyber and report it. It is a national online system to help businesses and individuals securely report cybercrime.

SCAMwatch is a website run by the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC). SCAMwatch provides information to consumers and small businesses about how to recognise, avoid and report scams. They also publish the Little Black Book of Scams.

ThinkUKnow is a free, evidence-based cyber safety program that provides accessible cyber safety education to parents, carers and teachers through schools and organisations across Australia.