In 2016, Boroondara Park Primary School became an official eSmart school. The eSmart framework is funded by the Victorian Government and is an evidence based initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. This framework uses a cultural change approach to improve cyber safety and reduce cyber bullying and helps guide our policies, practices and whole-school processes to create a cyber safe environment and to help support the smart, safe and responsible use of technology.
At Boroondara Park Primary School, we aim to ensure our whole school community is equipped to learn how to benefit from online technology whilst being savvy and prepared for the pitfalls.
eSmart is a rich component of our wellbeing approach at Boroondara Park. It connects cyber safety with overall wellbeing and focuses on creating cultures of respect and responsibility and provides practical knowledge to ensure everyone is safe.
Since becoming an eSmart official school, we have developed a range of policies, practices and classroom learning activities to consolidate the way we manage cybersafety.
Further information on eSmart can be found in the following link:
Another fabulous resource for the school community is the eSafety Commissioner website. It is a Government resource providing training, programs, initiatives and resources in online safety education. It is an incredibly rich resource and provides thorough scope for addressing cyber safety.