Free eSmart learning program helping more school kids stay safe online

All schools nationwide are encouraged to sign-up to access free eSmart learning and teaching tools to boost the digital skills of young Australians, thanks to a $6 million investment by the Albanese Government.
Developed by the Alannah & Madeleine Foundation, the curriculum-aligned Digital Licence+ program supports students aged between 10 and 14 years to build digital skills and intelligence.
All schools can access the program for free as a result of government funding, which helps students learn how to stay safe online, including how to identify digital scams and report cyberbullying.
Digital Licence+ also teaches students how to balance the use of technology to avoid negative impacts on relationships, physical health and mental wellbeing.
The Media Literacy Lab – which helps 12 to 16 year-olds develop critical thinking around online content – is also freely available to every school through the government’s commitment.
Teachers and school leaders interested in registering for the Digital Licence+ program – or who want access to the Media Literacy Lab – can contact the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.
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Quotes attributable to Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP:
“Digital and media literacy are critical skills for all school students. This is about ensuring we have the e-learning resources in place for all teachers and schools to empower young people to interact safely online.
“The Alannah & Madeline Foundation does a tremendous job upskilling young Australians for the digital age. This is why the Albanese Government is pleased to partner with AMF to make its products freely available nationwide.
“These eSmart products will help Australian children to think critically about what they see and do online, stay safe, and become upstanding digital citizens.
“I encourage schools to contact the Alannah & Madeline Foundation to find out how to access these helpful resources”.