Ensuring the safety of students
online during remote learning

As we are all aware, the impact that COVID-19 is having on education in Australia continues to grow. And with schools across NSW now experiencing upward of 75% absenteeism, we have made the decision to move primarily to online education for the foreseeable future.

The transition to delivering learning remotely across the internet has raised questions from members of the community about how to keep students focused on their learning during ‘school time’, as well as concerns about the impact of increased screen time on student online behaviours and safety. With that in mind, we are happy to announce that we have partnered with Family Zone, Australia’s leading provider of cyber-safety and digital awareness services, to help support parents during online education.

Each family who would like support with these challenges will be able to create a free Family Zone account which will allow CEDP to put rules and restrictions in place around how each student can use the internet during defined school hours.

For parents concerned about screen time and device usage during online education, you can choose to receive a weekly report providing high-level insights into your child's activities online. 

If you would like to take advantage of these tools, please follow the steps below.

What do you need to do?

1

Create your Family Zone account.

CREATE ACCOUNT

2

Install Mobile Zone on your children's devices, run and install.

3

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

Information for Parents

What is Family Zone Insights?

To protect your child’s devices you will need to follow the instructions on this page.

Family Zone Insights will alert you of risky or inappropriate activity and will let you locate your children’s devices. Insights also provides you with access to Family Zone’s team of acclaimed cyber experts, delivering you practical advice and support.

How to install Family Zone

MACOS

WINDOWS

CHROME

iOS

ANDROID


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

Resources

CEDP_Vid1

 

Cyber Awareness for Secondary Students

CEDP_Vid2

 

Cyber Awareness for Primary Students

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.’

Cyber Expert Digital Parenting Videos

The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

Should I get my child a smartphone?

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"Everybody else is allowed!"

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Privacy and Age Restrictions

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Screen-time: How much is too much?

ySafe

Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

ySafe

Rules and Consequences

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

ySafe

Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

ySafe

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

ySafe

Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

For help at Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta

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.