About the Digital Licence

Over the past two decades, our lives have been transformed by a digital revolution, opening up a world of possibilities.

Children are the greatest beneficiaries of the digital era and are learning to navigate the online world at a younger and younger age.

However exploring the world wide web is not without risk.

When interacting in an online environment children need to be educated on what to do if they are exposed to age-inappropriate content; encounter cyber bullying; or when they might be putting their privacy at risk.

The eSmart Digital Licence has been designed for use in environments where children learn and play, to support and celebrate digital inclusion and online knowledge for the whole community – at home, at school, and at the library. If you are a teacher wishing to purchase the Digital Licence for your class, please select the For Teachers purchase option. If you are a parent wanting to purchase for your children, please select the For Parents purchase option.

What is the Digital Licence?

The Digital Licence comprises eight key digital topics, which combine learning resources and interactive quizzes to evaluate comprehension and knowledge around cyber safety.

The resource is suitable for school aged children aged 8 and above. As of 2017 there is now a Primary and Secondary version, both of which align to the Australian/Victorian Curriculum.

The learning modules are: Digital Devices, Protecting Privacy, Searching & Researching, Creating & Sharing, Social Networking & Gaming, Communicating Safely Online, Friends & Strangers (Primary only), Relationships & Reputations (Secondary only), Credits, Coins & Tokens. 

Each of the key topics can be retaken multiple times, for fun and for learning.

When all topics are successfully completed, users will receive an eSmart Digital Licence – in recognition of being equipped with the necessary skills required to embrace and safely explore the wonderful world of online technology.

Check out the Preview video and a Sample quiz to see more of the Digital Licence features including tips on getting started and setting up your dashboard, the A-Z glossary, Learning Resources and Lesson Plans for teachers, FAQs and other materials designed to enable enjoyable and effective learning.

How it was developed

The Digital Licence was developed by a team of cyber safety experts, technologists and teachers. Hundreds of children and parents were consulted to ensure it will enhance the cyber safety and digital literacy skills of all young Australians.

The eSmart Digital Licence has been designed to complement other eSmart programs and to assist parents and teachers to engage with children in their care about smart, safe and responsible online practices. Early concepts were developed in conjunction with Roar Film.

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a national charity committed to protecting children from violence and to creating behavioural change in the community to address bullying and cyber bullying.

The Foundation was established in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged 6 and 3, who, with their mother and 32 others, were killed at Port Arthur, Tasmania on 28 April 1996.

The Foundation is governed by a Board of Directors comprising Australian business leaders. The Foundation’s patrons are Walter Mikac, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, and the Prime Minister of Australia.

The Foundation has reached more than 2 million children to date with programs reaching over one in three schools, one in three libraries, and over 50,000 children in refuges or foster homes across Australia.

Internationally the Foundation’s programs are in Denmark, Greenland, Singapore and Dubai.

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