ALIA and public libraries support the Alannah and Madeline Foundation (AMF) eSmart Libraries initiative. Indeed, we have supported the development of the eSmart Libraries program since it was first discussed back in 2010.

eSmart Libraries complements what most libraries are already doing – putting in place measures to help create a cybersafe environment for users, especially children – but the extras it gives us are a national frameworkand high quality resources to help promote the smart, safe and responsible use of technology. Read more 

Complete the Cybersafety Checklist to see how eSmart your library already is. 


Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner

ALIA made contact with the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner when it came into being on 1 July 2015, seeking further ways of making the online experience safer for children and families.

Resources for all libraries

The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner website offers a range of resources for libraries to pass on to their users. The Office has also supplied us with these short video clips - ideal for the big screen in school and public libraries.

Click on the images to view the six different versions of the central message 'Take Control'.  You can download the clips by right clicking on the video as it plays and choosing the 'save video as' option from the menu. If you have any problems, contact us via and we will send the films direct to your inbox.


Libraries ACT pilots eSafe spaces

Canberra, 25 November 2015: Libraries ACT is pioneering a Federal Government pilot program to help to prevent cyberbullying.  eSafe spaces is a program developed by the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner which aims to develop libraries as places where young people can seek help with removing cyberbullying material. 

Staff at Libraries ACT will be trained to provide assistance to young Australians, especially in helping them report cyberbullying complaints.  

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Cybercrime prevention 

ALIA is pleased to support ACORN, the Australian Government's Cybercrime Online Reporting Network.  Read more.