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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from the Principal

Our goal is to protect every student from online harm while still allowing them to take advantage of the incredible possibilities the internet has opened up. That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Zone, New Zealand’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness tools and services.

Family Zone helps keep kids safe online when they access the internet through the school's network. They can also keep your kids safe when accessing the internet through unsafe networks, such as mobile phone networks and your home WiFi.

We need your participation to keep our children safe on every device, everywhere.

Family Zone Insights is available to all families at the school. Insights is not a parental control. It provides no filtering or blocking of content outside of school time. It simply monitors and reports on device activity and delivers weekly snapshots of kids’ device usage, straight into Mum and Dad’s inbox.

If you would like to set up a Family Zone Insights account click the 'Sign Up' button on this page.

All families have 6 licenses allocated to their Family Zone account when it is created, which allows Family Zone to be activated on up to 6 devices.

Once your account is set up, follow the instructions on this website to install and activate the Family Zone app on your children’s devices. The Family Zone support team are available to help you install and activate Family Zone on your child’s device - please use the 'Book A Call' button under Help.

The school can then manage internet access regardless of network connection, during school hours. Outside of school hours, management automatically switches to the parents and your settings then apply.

Family Zone Premium
Family Zone Premium allows families to filter the internet (eg block adult content) and apply routines (eg study and sleep times) to devices with Family Zone activated. You can subscribe to Family Zone’s Premium in the 'My services' settings your account.

Please note that families previously invited with a single device license have been upgraded to a Family Zone Premium pack. Families can change to Insights at any time in the 'My services' settings of your account.

Please read the Policies detail linked below which explains our expectations for technology being brought to school.

Cyber Safety: It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1

Set up your Family Zone account

SIGN UP

2

Install Family Zone on your children's devices

3

Run Family Zone and follow its instructions to activate

Once you have taken these 3 steps, your child’s device will automatically comply with our School Internet Policies during school time.

Benefits for parents


Safe content

Removes adult content for safe searching

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

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How does Family Zone Insights work?

Family Zone Insights is available to all families at the school providing them with powerful insights to view internet usage on devices with Family Zone activated. This includes snapshots of usage and detailed reports, along with visibility into installed apps and (where activated by parents) device location.

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What does this mean for students?

We want to create cyber-safe school communities where students thrive, but we also recognise that implementing Family Zone can be a daunting time for some students. That's why we have created this video to explain what it means in practical terms for students at Family Zone schools.

How to install Family Zone

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

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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.

For help at Blockhouse Bay Primary School

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.