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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

What do you need to do?

1

Set up your Family Zone account

SIGN UP

2

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

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.

How does Family Zone work?

Family Zone keeps your children cyber safe across every device, everywhere. Designed by Aussie parents, our parental control app and router lets you filter content, restrict social media, block apps, manage screen times, disable camera features and more.

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

Back-to-school anxiety, and how to handle it

Tears, tummy-aches, tantrums on Monday morning are tough for parents to handle. But they’re even harder on kids sufferin... Read more


5 Netflix shows parents need to watch out for

They all have some redeeming features - and a few have even received critical raves. But that doesn’t mean they’re  suit... Read more


A heads-up on "text neck"

Australians spend more time looking at a screen than they do eating, commuting, exercising and getting ready for the day... Read more


Quokka teaches kids to be upstanders (not bystanders) to cyberbullying

Kim Maslin is an author and digital technologies educator whose colourful kids' books read like Aesop's fables for the d... Read more


Teach your child to be a "defender" - not a "bystander" - with these 5 simple steps

  Read more


Is BYOD breaking your back-to-school budget?

“Schools tell families what digital devices to buy for the start of term, and parents scrimp, save, borrow and beg to bu... Read more


How online porn is impacting a generation

He was only in Year 12 but had already been struggling for many years with pornography. In his own words, he believed hi... Read more


Science discovers anti-ageing miracle - and it's right in your own backyard

Having grandchildren can make life worth living. But did you know it can make life last longer? 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

Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Rules and Consequences

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

ySafe

Should I get my child a smartphone?

ySafe

Privacy and Age Restrictions

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

ySafe

The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

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

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Screen-time: How much is too much?

ySafe

"Everybody else is allowed!"

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

ySafe

Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

ySafe

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

Book a call to help set up Family Zone.