Mater Maria Catholic College is an eSmart school. An established program is offered to support students as smart, safe and responsible users of technology.
So what does this mean?
eSmart is an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation and has been developed with the input of many cybersafety and education experts including the National Centre Against Bullying. It provides the framework to guide and support schools to implement relevant cybersafety policies, practices and curriculum and equip school communities, particularly young people, to use technologies in ways that are positive and that protect them from potential risks.
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 community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls.
A committee drawn from all areas of the school community, teachers, students and parents, provides effective organisation and leadership to guide the implementation of systems, structures and planning to ensure our College reaches and maintains eSmart status.