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Technology Training

Technology Training at City of Melville Libraries

All in-person events, activities are programs are currently on hold due to COVID-19.

Our AH Bracks Library + Creative Space, Civic Square, Bull Ceek and Willagee Libraries will reopen for borrowing, returns and computer use on Monday, 18 May however due to State Government directives, we will be limiting the number of people in our libraries to 20 at any given time. Read our announcement about our reopening.

We are hosting a number of online activities and programs that you can participate in from the comfort of your own home.

Be Connected

Build Your Online Skills

City of Melville Libraries are Be Connected Network Partners. Be Connected is a free Australian Government initiative aimed at increasing the confidence, skills and online safety of older Australians when they use the internet and everyday technology.

Our face-to-face Be Connected sessions have been postponed, but you can still access great online learning resources at www.beconnected.esafety.gov.au.

eSmart Libraries

The eSmart program is an initiative of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, in partnership with the Telstra Foundation.

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation’s mission is to keep children safe from violence; eSmart was initially created to address cyber risks and help schools meet their duty of care. The eSmart Libraries program has been tailor-made and designed with libraries in mind, to help us provide our community with the skills needed to safely navigate the digital world.

The City of Melville Library service is committed to connecting library users with the skills they need for smart, safe and responsible use of technology. We aim to guide our users to get the best out of digital technology, by identifying safe cyber behaviour, as well as highlighting behaviours that can cause harm to yourself and others.

eSmart Behaviours

  • Do not share your log in details and passwords with others
  • Do not give out personal or financial details to people you have not met
  • Report any bullying, harassment or unlawful behaviour to the relevant authorities/mediators
  • Think carefully before posting content online including the sharing of photographs and videos
  • Avoid opening emails or downloading attachments from unknown senders

 

Recommended Websites

eSafety
Helps all Australians have safe, positive experiences online. Provides online safety education and a complaints system to help young Australians who experience serious cyberbullying. From the Australian Government's Office of the eSafety Commissioner.

ReportCyber
ReportCyber is a national online system from the Australian Cyber Security Centre that allows the public to securely report instances of cybercrime. Not all reports are investigated by law enforcement agencies, however your report assists to disrupt cybercrime operations and make Australia the safest place to connect online.

Stay Smart Online
Provides simple, easy to understand advice on how to protect yourself online as well as up-to-date information on the latest online threats and how to respond. From the Attorney-General's Department of the Australian Government.

ThinkUKnow
Provides information for parents and carers including the purposes of popular apps and programs, the risks associated and what to do if something goes wrong. Developed by the Australian Federal Police and Microsoft Australia.

Please note: Listing links to resources on the Web does not mean City of Melville Libraries endorses the information provided.

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