Seymour College commits to school community cyber safety

In the lead-up to its centenary and as part of its commitment to reduce bullying, one of Australia’s leading private schools for girls is making Family Zone protection mandatory on all learning devices for younger students outside of school hours, and optional for older students.


A Uniting Church school located in Glen Osmond, South Australia, Seymour College will assist  parents to manage their daughters’ social media and screen-time at home by providing Mobile Zone licences free of charge to all school families.

Parents will be given the option to protect additional personal devices as well BYO tablets and laptops and can decide what level of control they prefer for their children.

“It’s about being able to guide the girls about what they should, and shouldn’t, be using devices for.”

During the school day, Family Zone’s School Manager solution will be used to bar social media on all students devices, across all year levels - whether connected to the school WiFi or personal 4G data.

“The ability to keep students safe regardless of the device they are using or the source of the internet they are connected to is one of the main differences that Family Zone offers,” says college principal Kevin Tutt.

The response from families has been enthusiastic, according to deputy principal Dan Walker. He expects an especially strong take-up by parents of Year 8s and 9s.

Another of Family Zone’s suite of technologies, “Classroom,” will give teachers the tools to view and manage what students are doing online as they’re doing it - empowering them to direct attention to lesson-related sites and close distracting tabs and apps with a single click.

Observes Family Zone Education Director Jon Chivers, “It’s about being able to guide the girls about what they should, and shouldn’t, be using devices for.”


Read the full coverage in The Advertiser, here.


Topics: Cyber Safety, Cyber Experts, Social Media, cyberbullying, classroom management, distraction

    Would you like some more information? Or a demo?
    Get in touch
    Subscribe to our newsletter
    Follow us on social media
    Popular posts
    Parental Controls | Mobile Apps | Cyber Safety | smartphones | schools
    Is Roblox Dangerous?
    Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | online gaming | Fortnite | primary school | krunker
    'Krunker' has landed. How will your school defend itself?
    Cyber Safety | dangerous apps | Social Media | grooming
    A School's Guide for Managing Tik Tok
    Screen time | smartphones | Duty of Care | digital citizenship | classroom management | digital learning | screens in school
    Do Australian schools need to ban phones?
    school filtering | School internet monitoring | ecosystem | e-learning | classroom management | digital learning | New Zealand
    The impact of the digital revolution on education
    Cyber Safety | Cyber Experts | suicide | self-harm | momo | hoax
    The Momo Challenge: What schools need to know

    Recent posts

     
    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 ...

     
    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 ...

     
    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 ...

     
    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 ...