Burdekin Library Joins eSmart Libraries Program!
Since February this year, the Burdekin Library has been proudly participating in the eSmart Libraries pilot. We have joined 21 other library services across five states and two territories to lead our community’s approach to cybersafety. Our library will use eSmart to help staff and library users to embrace the positive benefits of the digital world while guarding against the risks.
eSmart Libraries is a behaviour-change program developed in partnership by the Telstra Foundation and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation in collaboration with Australia’s library network, connecting libraries and their users with tools and resources to help improve cybersafety and wellbeing.
Since the eSmart Libraries initiative was announced in August 2012, an online system tool has been built where pilot libraries work through a comprehensive framework, accessing best-practice resources, helpful tools and program support. Tailored training for pilot libraries started on 26 February 2013 and ran for one month – we attended along with 130 staff from other libraries, and have returned equipped with the knowledge to begin implementing eSmart Libraries at the Burdekin Library.
From July 2013, eSmart Libraries will be offered to all of Australia’s 1,500 public libraries over the next five years.
For more information visit www.esmartlibraries.org.au
Do you consider yourself Internet Savvy? This workshop from Atomic Training will help you check. To access this service you must be a Library Member and login to the digital gateway. Zinio or Atomic Users If you have already registered to use our Zinio eMagazine or Atomic Training service just use the following link to [...]Preview...Hide...
Do you consider yourself Internet Savvy?
This workshop from Atomic Training will help you check.
To access this service you must be a Library Member and login to the digital gateway.
Zinio or Atomic Users
If you have already registered to use our Zinio eMagazine or Atomic Training service just use the following link to login to the digital gateway (use your current Zinio eMagazine or Atomic Learning ID and Password) and then select Atomic Training:
If you have NOT already registered to use our Zinio eMagazine or Atomic Training service you will need to create new digital gateway account. This will enable access to both the Zinio eMagazine service as well as the Atomic Training service.
Use the following link to access the digital gateway, then click on create new account (which you will see in the top right hand corner) then enter the number on your Burdekin Library card to create your digital gateway account.
About the Being Savvy Online course
Platform: Mac and PC and Device
The Being Savvy Online Workshop consists of ideas on how to neutralize the dangers the Internet can sometimes pose.
As technology is constantly evolving, we must stay up to date with all the dangers that threaten us. Whether these dangers involve gaming systems, public access to our Facebook® profile, or risky behavior via cell phones and online banking or shopping, we need to be aware of these dangers and what actions we can take in order to prevent them.
A constant theme in this workshop series that we need to take into consideration is that everything we post is both public and permanent.
Accessing the Being Savvy Online videos
Once logged in click on the Atomic Training button, then select any of the Being Savvy Online topics shown below.
You can also use the following link to view the whole Being Savvy Online course on a single page:
or use the following links to view any of the individual videos one at a time:
B. Protecting Computers & Personal Data
- Identifying dangerous sites
- Using browsers safely
- Generic benefits of the Google™ Chrome browser
- Generic benefits of the Firefox® browser
- Generic benefits of the Internet Explorer® browser
- Generic benefits of the Opera™ browser
- Generic benefits of the Safari® browser
- Understanding malware & spyware
C. Avoiding Hoaxes & Scams
- Recognizing scams and frauds
- Identifying Internet hoaxes and e-mail scams
- Understanding phishing
- Avoiding phishing scams
D. Communicating Online
- Setting your privacy settings on Facebook
- Creating groups on Facebook
- Creating lists on Facebook
- Communicating with only certain groups when posting
- Avoiding common blog and online journal mistakes
- Setting blogging privacy settings
- Safety in chatrooms, on discussion boards and in forums
E. Sharing Online
- Sharing photos safely
- Sharing videos online
- Copyright infringement awareness
- Safety when using your Web cam
- Understanding screen effect, deleting items and archived copies
Useful information and websites for parents and children dealing with cybersafety issuesPreview...Hide...
Here is a list of useful websites containing information for parents and children who are dealing with cybersaftey issues.
Cybersafety Top Ten Tips For Youth – from the Australian Federal Police
Think U Know – an Internet safety program created by the Australian Federal Police and Microsoft Australia
Cybersmart – produced by the Australian Government and providing excellent activities and resources for children and teens
HELP BUTTON - a downloaded help button that provides easy access to online safety information, also produced by the Australian Government
Bullying. No Way! – developed by Australian school communities, provides resources for children, parents and teachers
Cyberbullying – information from Kids Helpline