esmart on its wayAt Newborough Primary, we integrate the use of technology in many parts of our teaching and learning everyday with the use of computers, laptops, iPads, digital cameras and Interactive Whiteboards throughout our school. The digital world provides students with unprecedented opportunities to obtain information, engage in discussion, and liaise with individuals, organisation and groups world-wide so as to increase skills, knowledge and abilities and this is why we promote safe and responsible use of digital technologies.

eSmart is a guiding framework for schools to  implement a whole-school culture and behaviour change relevant to the smart,  safe and responsible use of digital technologies. eSmart helps teachers, students and the whole school  community embrace the benefits of technology and reduce exposure to cyberspace  risks such as cyber bullying, identity theft, online predators and  inappropriate images and content. eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline  Foundation in conjunction with the better buddies program.

We started our eSmart journey in 2013.  Since we first registered with the program, we  have introduced new policies and activities to  improve the way our school manages cybersafety,  bullying and cyberbullying.  We feel confident our students, staff and the  wider school community will be well supported  to be smart, safe and responsible users of  digital technology.

We encourage everyone in the school community  to continue to uphold and promote eSmart  behaviours, at school and at home.

For more information,  please visit the eSmart website.