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. The Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner website offers a range of resources for libraries to pass on to their users. 

In November 2015, Libraries ACT pioneered 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. Read more 

ALIA regularly partners with the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner in support of Safer Internet Day, an annual worldwide initiative.

Cybercrime prevention 

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

stay smart online

ALIA has been a partner in this annual Australian Government awareness campaign. Read more.