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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from Donvale Christian College

As technology continues to increase and assert itself into our everyday life, managing internet, device usage and safety can be both rewarding and, on occasions, challenging experiences. At Donvale Christian College we endeavour to provide tools to assist parents to, in turn, help their children in being responsible with their technology and managing their time effectively.

Whilst we encourage children to be independent and think critically, we also want to ensure they are safe while online and using devices and internet access appropriately. Supporting you in your parenting role as well as partnering in your child’s welfare is important to us and, as such, we recommend the Family Zone ecosystem to keep your child safe at school, at home and out and about.

Children are continuing to spend time with technology in multitudes of ways and sometimes this can be difficult to manage. However, and in working together as a community, we can effectively guide and assist our kids in making responsible choices in life. By continuing to raise awareness around the potential dangers of the online world, we can create a positive, engaged and responsible generation for the future.

Family Zone entitlements - Donvale Christian College has purchased a Mobile Zone Single licence for your child's school laptop - There is no cost to parents.  However, if you would like to cover more children and/or more devices, you can purchase a Family Pack for $59pa

See the "costs &/or guidelines" section for more instructions or help

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

Set up your Family Zone account

SIGN UP

2

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

3

Manage via our Zone Manager 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.

Donvale - Getting Started with Family Zone Webinar

Missed the webinar? Catch up here! And learn how to get started with Family Zone

Advanced with Family Zone

Already across the basics? Then this webinar is for you! Watch the recording here and learn how Family Zone can make your children's online lives even easier!

How to install Mobile Zone

MACOS

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.

Brett Lee
Brett Lee, Internet Safe Education
Parents have a right to know where their children go and who they communicate with. Parents whose family have been devastated by online issues who now use monitoring or filtering software would do anything to turn back time . They have told me so. Family Zone is an essential piece of the cyber safety formula.’
 

Cyber News

Family Zone Blog

#truestory - or fake news?

A shocking pic of a 4-year-old forced to sleep on the floor of an over-crowded local hospital sparked a social media sto... Read more


SEXTORTION: Is your child more vulnerable than you think?

Online games like Fortnite, Minecraft and Roblox are fun for kids - and can stimulate creativity and collaboration. So w... Read more


Limit screen-time and limit anxiety: Study

New research shows that teens logging higher-than-average time on social media, TV and computers will show more severe s... Read more


Is Australia's ratings system really good enough?

If you think the PG rating for movies, games and apps is too broad to be a useful guide, you’re in good company. So do m... Read more


One mum's jaw-dropping journey through TikTok

It’s just kids making music videos, right? Wrong. Read more


Are screens teaching our kids that violence is normal?

Violence in Australian schools is erupting at an alarming rate, and educators believe unfiltered online content is drivi... Read more


What's the right age for a first tablet?

Most of our kids are taking their first swipe on a device before they take their first steps. But what’s the best age fo... Read more


Screen-time, learning and literacy: What every digital parent needs to know

Too much screen-time has eroded the academic performance of Aussie students over the past five years - and devices “perv... Read more

FZONE

Totally fun meets totally safe, in a sleek smartphone with Family Zone parental controls built in.

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Smart, Safe & Sensible:

Digital Parenting Made Simple

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Cyber Expert Digital Parenting Videos

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Privacy and Age Restrictions

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Rules and Consequences

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

"Everybody else is allowed!"

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

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

ySafe

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.

For help at Donvale Christian College

Josh Lyon
Head of Business Systems & ICT

Email:
josh.lyon@donvale.vic.edu.au

Phone:
+61 3 9844 2471 #252

Paul Reid
Head of Innovation and Technology

Email:
paul.reid@donvale.vic.edu.au

Phone:
+61 3 9844 2471 #260

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

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