We are now eSmart!
We are proud to announce the Shire of Dardanup Library Service has been accredited as an eSmart Library. As one of only a handful of libraries in Western Australia to achieve this status, we provide an increasingly important bridge to the digital divide in our community.
With the convenience of the internet age, it is crucial to be cyber aware and eSmart. The web is a great place to learn, be creative and stay connected. But with one in seven young Australians experiencing cyber bullying and other online challenges, it’s important to invest in the skills needed to be responsible digital citizens. As our lives become more and more entwined with the internet, too few of us are aware of the information we leave online, and how many virtual doors we leave open for the cyber-world to see.
The eSmart program is generously funded by the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and Telstra, and is one of the most significant community cybersafety initiatives undertaken in Australia. It is a framework for building and sustaining digital skills and cybersafety for the community, library users, and library staff. Working through informative tools and frameworks helped library staff increase their own digital literacy and awareness of cyber safety, in order to help others to avoid:
- computer fraud
- invasions of privacy/bullying
Public libraries are the most heavily used community centres in Australia, and more than half the population are public library members. As an eSmart Library serving a vibrant community, we strive to remain at the forefront of evolving technologies, equipping library users with the confidence to navigate safely, ethically and legally.
Reporting Online Incidents
If you feel you are a victim of a cyber crime or have a cybersafety issue, the following contacts may be useful.
|Online offence||Where to report|
|Cyberbullying||Report to local Police 13 14 44|
|Online fraud||Report to local Police 13 14 44|
|Internet banking fraud||Contact your bank for advice on whether to report in person to local Police|
|Scams (Internet based or email)||Report to SCAMwatch – Australian Competition & Consumer Commission|
|Tax-related scams||Report to the Australian Taxation Office|
|Online Child Exploitation||Contact Australian Federal Police via the Online child protection form|
|Spam||Report to ACMA|
|Faulty goods or services purchased online||Report to Australian Competition & Consumer Commission|