eSMART

eSmartĀ is a guiding framework for schools to implement a whole-school culture and behaviour change relevant to the smart, safe and responsible use of digital technologies. eSmart helps teachers, students and the whole school community embrace the benefits of technology and reduce exposure to cyberspace risks such as cyber bullying, identity theft, online predators and inappropriate images and content.

Funded by the Victorian Government, eSmart is an initiative of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence. Registration as an eSmart School provides us with assurance that we are accessing evidence-informed practice, policies and activities.

 

Beaumaris North Primary School became an official eSmart school in February 2014. Since we first registered with the program, we have introduced many new policies and activities to improve the way our school manages cybersafety, bullying and cyberbullying. We feel confident our students, staff and the wider school community are now well supported to be smart, safe and responsible users of digital technology.

We encourage everyone in the school community to continue to uphold and promote eSmart behaviours, at school and at home. If you are aware of any incidents of bullying, cyberbullying or risky online behaviour, please contact the Principal or our eSmart coordinator.

For more information, please visit the eSmart website.

eSmart Policy and Use of ICT Guidelines

The eSmart policy relates to the use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) at Beaumaris North Primary School. There are an accompanying set of guidelines for the smart, safe and responsible use of ICT at BNPS. These documents outline the school’s policies on such ICT issues as bringing personal electronic devices to school and student and staff obligations when using ICT at school. ALL parents and students should be familiar with these documents.

 

BNPS eSmart Policy


BNPS eSmart Use of ICT Guidelines

 

Student eSmart Agreement

The ‘Student eSmart Agreement’ outlines the appropriate and safe use of computers, Internet and portable devices at Beaumaris North Primary School. This document reinforces the cybersafety training that occurs throughout the school. The eSmart Agreement must be:

  • Discussed with your child
  • FILLED OUT by your child (or parent, after discussing, if your child is too young)
  • Signed by your child (Preps excluded)
  • Signed by a parent.

No student at BNPS is permitted to use any ICT until this document has been completed and returned to the Class Teacher.

 

eSmart Captains

Two eSmart Captains are elected annually from the Year Six cohort.

See Leadership Program.