ACPS is a registered eSmart school. eSmart is a behaviour-change framework that guides the introduction of policies, practices and whole-school change processes to support the creation of a cybersafe or ‘eSmart’ environment.
As an eSmart School, we have a strong focus on the right of everyone to be safe and respected, and explicitly teach about this right and associated responsibilities.
Digital Literacy &
All students at ACPS participate in Common Sense Media’s Digital Literacy and Citizenship curriculum. This curriculum provides the tools needed to teach students how to participate safely, responsibly, and respectfully in today's digital world. Used by more than 70,000 schools, the curriculum is research-based and covers topics such as Internet safety, cyberbullying, online privacy, and more.
Digital Citizenship & Safety
It is incredibly important that students are kept safe when using the internet and digital technologies.
It is important that teachers, students and parents know how recognise cyber safety issues and know how to handle different situations.
Information for Parents:
Common Sense Media Parent Blog:
Cyber Smart Parents:
Students are explicitly taught about bullying and its dynamics, including cyberbullying.
Students are regularly involved in developing and delivering information on the smart, safe and responsible use of technologies to a variety of audiences and are taught a suite of social and emotional skills.
The critical and resourceful use of technology for learning is embedded in our curriculum.
Students participate in learning activities to support them in developing an understanding of the behaviours and processes which will help them to act in a safe and responsible manner when using digital technologies.