In celebration of Library and Information Week (20-26 May), Softlink is proud to further its support of the 13 Project – releasing today an Australian School Library, Cybersafety Survey, and calling for teacher librarians to have their say about their role in supporting students.
Softlink CEO Mr Kim Duffy said the 13 Project was an initiative of Australian library associations, government, philanthropic and corporate partners to support Australian school libraries with cybersafety information for teachers, students and parents.
Kim said Australia's digital-savvy students were consuming technology at a rapid rate.
"Today's students are spending more and more time accessing the internet for both leisure and learning through a range of modern, 24/7 technologies," he said.
"Within the school, libraries are often the place where students regularly access online resources. It is therefore important that our schools and their libraries are supported with relevant information to help students to stay safe online," he said.
"The 13 Project aims to support teacher librarians and library staff with information to complement their digital literacy and e-learning programs through a range of web-based cybersafety resources and information tip sheets."
Kim said in support of the 13 Project, Softlink had developed an Australian School Library, Cybersafety Survey for the 13 Project to explore the role of libraries and teacher librarians in supporting cybersafety within their schools. The findings from the survey will be published by the 13 Project in the coming weeks.
To participate in the survey, please click on Cybersafety Survey link or visit www.softlinkint.com . Calls for participation will close on Friday 7 June 2013.
To find out more about 13 Project or to gain access to information tip sheets please visit www.esmart.org.au/project13