Frequently asked questions

What is the eSmart Digital Licence?

The eSmart Digital Licence is an engaging and interactive online learning program designed for children and young adults. The Digital Licence uses quizzes, puzzles, resources and activities to teach school-aged children how to play, learn and socialise online in a smart, safe and responsible way.

How does it work?

Children take a fun yet educational challenge covering up to eight topics to test their digital literacy. Working at their own pace they can always redo the challenge as many times as they like until they complete it.

On successful completion of all topics with a minimum passing rate of 80%, students are awarded an eSmart Digital Licence and can print out a certificate.

Teachers and parents get access to the quiz, current digital articles, understanding concept guides and additional engagement activities to keep up to date and connect with the child/student in the digital environment.

How do I track the progress of my students/child?

You can track how your students are going on your dashboard under the Progress by Class tab.

You can monitor individual child progress from the Progress by Student and Progress by Class tabs.

Who has been involved in the development?

The eSmart Digital Licence has been developed by the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, with input from child psychologists, cyber bullying experts, technologists and educators.

What age group is the eSmart Digital Licence Designed for?

The Digital Licence has three age options. A Junior Primary version aimed at children up to year 2, Primary for children from 9 to 12 years, and a Secondary version for children 13 to 14 years. All versions are accompanied by audio to facilitate ‘learn to read’.

How does the eSmart Digital Licence complement other eSmart programs?

The eSmart Digital Licence is designed to complement the Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s eSmart program. It will help eSmart Schools adopting the eSmart framework with Domain 5, Curriculum, and Domain 6, Working with Parents and the Community.

What are your privacy policies?

Your results are private, and your privacy is protected by law under the Privacy Act. View our Privacy Policy here.

Can my eSmart Digital Licence expire?

An eSmart Digital Licence purchased by a teacher/school expires at the end of the calendar year in which it is bought.

An eSmart Digital Licence bought by a parent expires a year from the date of purchase.

What type of computers and devices do you recommend using to best experience the eSmart Digital Licence?

You can use the eSmart Digital Licence on both PC and Mac. When using a tablet, you may need to use slider bars to read full screen. We do not recommend using small screens and mobiles for the Digital Licence experience.

What is the recommended browser?

The eSmart Digital Licence is best viewed using Chrome and Firefox browsers.

How much does the eSmart Digital Licence cost?

Schools can purchase the eSmart Digital Licence for $10 per student (GST inclusive). More information can be found here. Parents can also purchase an individual eSmart Digital Licence for their children at a cost of $10 per Licence (GST inclusive). More information can be found here.

How can I make sure that the site is running at optimal level?

If you are accessing via a network or school-based system, please ensure that your school’s proxy/content filtering systems are updated to allow access to:

How long does the eSmart Digital Licence take to complete?

We expect each module to take around 40 minutes including pre teaching and immersion time. There are six topics in the Junior Primary version and eight topics for the Primary and Secondary versions.

What do students get upon completion?

Children receive a personalised Digital Licence certificate when all modules have been successfully completed. This can be printed for each child via the dashboard.

How much does the eSmart Digital Licence cost?

Through your school the Digital Licence can be purchased for $10 per licence (GST inclusive). More information can be found here. Parents can purchase individual licences for children for $10 per licence (GST inclusive). More information can be found here.

What are the payment options?

Pay online with Visa or Mastercard and get immediate access to the Digital Licence. Alternatively, schools can request an invoice. Payment is required within 14 days of the invoice date.

Will I get a receipt?

Yes – you will be emailed a transaction receipt for your records and for tax purposes. If you make a donation to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation or buy a Digital Licence for a disadvantaged child, you will need this receipt for your tax return.

How do I add my class?

From the Manage Classes section of your dashboard, click ‘Add a Class’. You will then be prompted to choose a grade/year level from a drop down menu. Next, choose the most appropriate quiz version for you:

Next, add a class name and type in the number of students in your class. Click Add.

You now have immediate access to the quiz and have 14 days to pay with either a credit card, invoice or promo code when you click on ‘Purchase All Licences’.

To add your students, click ‘upload class’.

Your class list needs to be in CSV format (just like when you’re using the Compass app).  If you’re unsure how to do this open your class list in Excel and save as CSV format.

Alternatively, you can add students individually.

The final step in the process is to print out the PDF with your class usernames or passwords.

You are now ready to start the quiz!