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Free filtering & screen visibility tools for closed schools - COVID-19 response

Family Zone Education is offering free tools to ensure students are safe online and focused on learning while at home, for Australian & New Zealand schools that are forced to close due to the COVID-19 epidemic. 

 
Cyber Safety | e-learning | classroom management | Classwize
Cyber-safety in the time of coronavirus - Where does your school stand?

The coronavirus pandemic may have unprecedented implications for schools Down Under including the real potential that millions of students will be working from home for a prolonged period of time. What are the cyber safety implications of ...

 
Cyber Safety | dangerous apps | Social Media | grooming
A School's Guide for Managing Tik Tok

There are students at your school using Tik Tok - probably most of them. Use of the social video app by students has exploded over the past couple of years and many schools are struggling to deal with the impact. Students skipping school, ...

 
Cyber Safety | ICT capabilities | digital wellbeing
eSafety Commissioner Issues a Challenge to Schools

Australia's eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant, has stated that the Australian school system is "fragmented", and lacking consistent and comprehensive education and training in online safety. Furthermore, she suggested that school ...

 
Screen time | Pornography | Excessive Device Usage | Education | school holidays | wellbeing
What your students may be doing online during the summer holidays

Almost half of Australia’s school children attempted to access pornography during the 2018-19 Christmas school holidays, according to data collected by Family Zone.

 
Screen time | Excessive Device Usage | Education | Gaming | wellbeing | academic achievement | school performance
Impact of TV and gaming on student performance

Research published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics found that excessive TV viewing and gaming were the two screen-time activities most closely associated with lower grades for both primary and secondary ...

 
Cyber Safety | cyberbullying | Duty of Care
Can your school be sued over online bullying?

A growing body of research has established that bullying can create long-term catastrophic effects, both psychologically and physically. The link between bullying at school and depression in later life is especially alarming.

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | online pornography | violence | respectful relationships
Should education for respectful relationships be mandatory in Australian schools?

Should education for respectful relationships be mandatory in Australian schools?

 
Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | sleep | smartphone | sleep deprivation
What's keeping your students up at night?

Least surprising statistic of the week: 95% of school principals think students spend too much time on devices when they’re not in school.

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