What is eSmart?

At Preston South Primary School we are commited to being an eSmart school. 

eSmart is an initiative of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation, a national charity committed to protecting children from violence. Cyberbullying, sexual predation, identity theft and accessing and sending inappropriate images and content are some of the real cybersafety risks facing young people today.

Helpful links and Resources

eSmart ICT Agreement

Gaming Parent Handout

Cyberbullying eSmart

Tips for Parents

 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 school community are equipped to embrace the best these technologies can offer, while being savvy about the pitfalls”.

Resources and information are provided on the eSmart website,

 eSmart Captains

Each year, there are two grade 6 students that are selected to be our new eSmart Captains.

Their responsibilities include:

  • Setting up PA equipment for assemblies, Graduation and any other special events at the school.
  • Controlling music, microphones and instrument amplifiers at all special events.
  • Inspecting and maintaining the ICT room at the end of each week, ensuring it is safe and ready to use for the following week.
  • Inspecting all computers and iPad’s once a month and filling in a condition report (listing any problems the computers may have).
  • Being aware of the school’s eSmart policies.
  • Helping younger students in class with technology related lessons.


Each class within our school will have eSmart leaders.Their responsibilities include:

  • All ICT is used appropriately and respectfully within their classroom. Any issues will be reported to the eSmart Captains.
  • Checking that iPad’s are put away correctly at the end of EACH school day – power cords plugged in correct place and the cage locked.