eSmart Schools

"An eSmart school is a school where the smart, safe and responsible use of Information and Communications Technology is a cultural norm. Students, teachers and the wider school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls."

At Oberon, we are proud to have attained accreditation as an eSmart school through the Alannah and Madeline Foundation's eSmart program. We acknowledge that cyberspace is becoming an increasingly dangerous platform for young people and through our teaching and ICT programs we aim to reduce our students' exposure to online risks.

Our approach to managing the safe use of ICT includes the following practices:

- effective supervision of students using computers and other forms of technology

- creating whole school policies and procedures that ensure ICT is used safely at school

- providing parent education about bullying, cybersafety and smart use of technology

- teacher modelling of cyber safe practices and 'smart' use of technologies

- teaching about cyber risks and how to avoid them