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.
Online applications are now open.
More information is available on
Alannah & Madeline Foundation programs. Note: Schools that intend to apply for subsidised access to these programs should not register or book online through the Alannah & Madeline Foundation website.
Limited funding is available. Apply before 15 March 2020.
Enquiries can be emailed to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation at AMFeSafety@qed.qld.gov.au.