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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from Ballarat Christian College

As part of our ongoing commitment to educational excellence and our duty of care to ensure students’ safety and well-being, we’re proud to announce that Ballarat has partnered with Family Zone. 

You will receive an Activation Email from Family Zone inviting you to activate your account and commence protecting your children's devices. If you already use Family Zone, your school device will be connected to your existing account.

When you receive the email, simply click on the link ‘Complete Setup’ and then follow the prompts to create your Family Zone account.

If you do not receive that email or need more assistance, please email support@familyzone.com

For more information, please refer to the ‘Costs’ & ‘Guidelines’ on this website.

Once your account is activated, you can log in to your Family Zone account via ‘My account’ (top right hand corner of this website).

What do you need to do?

1

Wait for the activation email from Family Zone, then activate your account.

2

Install Family Zone on the devices that you wish to protect. Your school has already installed Family Zone on your school device.

3

Manage via our Family Zone app. Download to your own Apple or Android device.

Benefits for parents


Safe content

Removes adult content for safe searching

Family Zone takes student and parent privacy seriously. Learn more here.

Resources

A Day in the Life of a Digital Student

“Jamie” is a typical digital student. Find out what his life looks like before, and after, his devices are protected by Family Zone’s cloud-based cyber-safety solution - at home, at school and everywhere in between.

Getting Started with Family Zone

How how to get started with Family Zone at home 

Using Family Zone during remote learning

Got the kids at home? Watch this video for our top 3 tips for using Family Zone during remote learning

How to install Family Zone

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WINDOWS

CHROME

iOS

ANDROID


Click the icon for your child’s device operating system for instructions.

Your school's chosen Cyber Expert is

We've teamed up with Cyber Experts

A team of leading educators, psychologists and law-enforcement professionals specialising in online safety and education, Cyber Experts work collaboratively with Family Zone to provide world-leading research, advice and support to our School Community subscribers.

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Jordan Foster, ySafe Founder and National Cyber Safety Expert
‘Australians of all ages have the right to access technology in a safe, informed and supported environment. ySafe is committed to helping schools and families provide a solid foundation for the young people in their care to navigate the digital world safely and productively across their lifespan.’

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Cyber News

Family Zone Blog

How TikTok's funhouse mirror is distorting our kids' view of the world

TikTok's algorithm pushes vulnerable kids toward risky content and risky behaviours, from eating disorders to self-harm. Read more


Would you pay to limit your own social media screen-time?

We love our social platforms - but we also wish we spent less time on them.  A new study has found adult users are happy... Read more


"Constant overstimulation" affecting kids' learning

Teachers who've been observing concerning changes in students’ wellbeing aren’t imagining things. The constant overstimu... Read more


Your child has less privacy online than kids in the US, UK & Ireland

Aussie kids are sitting ducks for targeted online ads and privacy pirates, and will remain so until we enact protective ... Read more


Hearing loss trend is loud and clear, say experts

Our habit of plugging in - whether to music, podcasts or online games - is wreaking havoc with the delicate technology t... Read more


Which is a bigger worry for parents: COVID or cyberbullying?

A new study shows twice as many of us worry more about online bullying than we do about COVID, the economy or crime. Read more


Don't let devices wreck your holiday

A holiday is a time for your family to connect with one another - and with the real world around you. Yet devices have a... Read more


How NOT to talk to your child about online safety

Having difficult conversations with our kids is ... well, difficult. And having difficult conversations about staying sa... Read more

Smart, Safe & Sensible:

Digital Parenting Made Simple

If creating a home where technology is used confidently and responsibly is your goal - this is your guidebook.

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Cyber Expert Digital Parenting Videos

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

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The single rule that reduces the risk of online abuse by 50%

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Everyone is a stranger on the internet

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Privacy and Age Restrictions

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Rules and Consequences

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How online predators groom children

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Sexting: The Naked Truth

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Is Sexting Legal?

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"Everybody else is allowed!"

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The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

Let's talk about Snapchat (because it's a little weird)

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Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

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Screen-time: How much is too much?

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Should I get my child a smartphone?

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My kids are older. Is it too late to start using parental controls?

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Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

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We're here to help

Free cyber support

Book a call with our Customer Support team. They'll provide expert technical support, targeted cyber-safety advice, and so much more.

Book an Installer

Book an Installer, they'll come to you and get your account set up exactly the way you want it.

Browse Solutions and Guides

Explore How-tos, contact Customer Support, or share your own thoughts and ideas for Family Zone.

Video tutorials

Watch our useful video tutorials for step-by-step instructions on customising your Family Zone account.

To contact Ballarat Christian College

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Ballarat Christian College
Cnr Yarrowee & Vickers Streets
Sebastopol, VIC 3356

03 5337 5900

For help with Family Zone

Visit: www.familyzone.com
Email: support@familyzone.com

Call us
From Aus: 1300 398 326 (local call)
From NZ: 0800 444 907
From overseas: +613 4000 0044

Support hours
8am to 8pm local time Mon-Fri
9am to 5pm local time Sat-Sun

Book a call to help set up Family Zone.