Access to eSmart programs—keeping students safe online
Queensland Anti-Cyberbullying Taskforce Report highlighted the negative impact that cyberbullying can have on the mental health of young people. It's important for students, teachers, parents and the broader community to work together to teach online safety and support students to respond to cyberbullying if it occurs.
In response to the report, the Queensland Government has partnered with Dolly’s Dream and the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to provide a number of Queensland schools with access to eSmart programs.
These interactive programs promote cybersafety by teaching smart, safe and responsible use of online technology and represent a combined value of up to $6,000 per school. In addition, schools selected to complete the eSmart Schools Framework will receive $5,500 to support implementation. This represents a combined total value of up to $11,500 per school.
Schools may choose to participate in one or more elements of the program:
eSmart Schools Framework—an evidence-based, behaviour-change program designed to support a positive and inclusive culture, improve cybersafety and help reduce cyberbullying and bullying.
2 x Education Workshops—workshops are designed for students, parents and teachers and address a range of topics such as cybersafety and bullying. These workshops are only available if you are doing the eSmart Schools Framework.
eSmart Digital Licence class sets and teacher resources—online safety education that teaches students about positive online behaviours and how to respond to negative online situations. They are specially designed for students in any year level from Prep to Year 9.
More information about the programs is available at Alannah & Madeline Foundation programs.
Expressions of interest for 2020 have closed. Schools that expressed interest in the programs will be advised of the outcome.
Information about future rounds will be promoted on this webpage and in communications to schools.
Enquiries can be emailed to AMFeSafety@qed.qld.gov.au.