Block pornography

Porn is everywhere online. Kids don’t need to go looking for it - porn will look for them.

How much of a problem is it?

Many educators and parents remain unaware of the remarkable ease of access kids have to explicit and often violent pornographic content online. The result? Our children are not receiving the guidance they need.

International data has confirmed that online porn is now the main source of sex education for today’s children. And many young people, boys especially, believe the porn they see is “real life.”

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Did you know

The average Australian child is exposed to online pornography between the ages of 8 and 10.

What lessons are children learning from porn?

In a nutshell: That sex is violent, that coercion is normal, that sex is generally about harmful and degrading things.

Scientific studies have established that porn is addictive, and that means the habit is likely to escalate into compulsion.  Over time, users find the original “dosage” no longer gratifies, and increasingly intense and violent exposures are required to achieve arousal. Reality, in the form of real-life relationships, simply can’t compete.

What can parents do?

Talk to your children - and use parental controls. It's that simple.

Experts recommend two key lines of defence. The first, and most important, is ongoing, open conversations with your child - ideally beginning in the early primary years or whenever questions about sex and relationship first occur naturally.

According to some estimates, our children’s first exposure to online porn now occurs as early as age eight. That means children must feel safe and comfortable talking to their parents about what they see online from a very early age. Curiosity about sex and relationships is natural and healthy, and children’s questions need to be encouraged - even celebrated.

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The importance of parental controls

Secondly, experts recommend that every family install strong parental controls to automatically block adult content on children’s devices and manage their screen-time, especially in the danger zone between 10 pm and 2 am.

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How Family Zone keeps children safe

With advice from world renowned cyber experts and best in class parental controls, Family Zone has got you covered

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Prevent inadvertent exposure

Pop-ups and ads featuring sexually explicit material are automatically blocked.

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Block access to pornography

Family Zone’s strong filters prevent kids from searching for adult and explicit material through searches and sites.

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Enforce safe search

Family Zone’s parental controls apply “safe search” settings to Google and YouTube search engines.

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Manage sleep times

Turn off access to the internet on all devices during the 'danger zone' between 10 pm and 2 am.

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“You guys deserve medals! We have got our son back from a downward spiral. My son is actually doing his homework now. We can’t thank you enough, this is what technology should be used for - to benefit the entire family. A truly amazing transformation. You have my complete admiration.”

- Kevin Hobson, Australia