Library gives lowdown on cyber safety

Declan BushAugusta Margaret River Times
Library technician Jodie Porter says the eSmart resource will give the library a trove of useful information on digital literacy.
Camera IconLibrary technician Jodie Porter says the eSmart resource will give the library a trove of useful information on digital literacy. Credit: Declan Bush

The Margaret River Library is inviting residents to use its eSmart service to learn about cyber safety.

Shire of Augusta-Margaret River library technician Jodie Porter said the service gathered a wealth of information and made it easier to find.

“There’s a huge amount of information now available to help people to keep themselves and their families safe, and this can sometimes be a bit overwhelming,” she said.

Mrs Porter said library staff were trained to help patrons use the system and put links on the library website to help the community access online courses.

“Topics covered range from parental advice about online bullying, through to developing internet skills for senior citizens, and information about current scams,” she said.

Mrs Porter said residents could access the information through the Online Resources link on amrlibraries.com.

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