Ensuring children are safe and
focussed during remote learning

We are in unprecedented times with schools having to adjust to remote learning environments to deliver education to students. This transition to delivering learning 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, New Zealand's leading provider of cyber-safety and digital awareness services, to help support parents during online education.

Free Tools for Parents

Each family who would like support with these challenges can create a free Family Zone Premium account.  This will give you one year of Family Zone Premium FREE (normally $69).

For parents concerned about screen time and device usage during online education, you can filter the internet (eg block adult content) and apply routines (eg study and sleep times).

To get started, please create your account by following the  "What you need to do?" instructions below.

You will also find many valuable video resources on this page to help guide and support you. See the Resources section below.  

For help using Family Zone, please contact our Support team.  See the links at the bottom of this page.

What do you need to do?

1

Follow the instructions in your email inviting you to create your Family Zone account.

CREATE ACCOUNT

2

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

3

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

Information for Parents

What is Family Zone Insights?

Family Zone Insights subscription allows you to monitor your child's devices and internet activity.  It is available free through Family Zone schools.
 
Family Zone Premium subscription gives you all of Family Zone Insights PLUS you can filter the internet (eg block adult content) and apply routines (eg study and sleep times).
 
You also have access to Family Zone’s team of acclaimed Cyber Experts, delivering you practical advice and support along the way.
 
Follow the instructions on this page to start protecting your children.
 

How to install Family Zone

MACOS

WINDOWS

CHROME

iOS

ANDROID


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

Resources

HubSpot Video

Getting started with Family Zone Premium

Join Jess from Family Zone for a webinar that will help you get started with Family Zone Premium.  Jess explains routines, calendar and age profile controls.

HubSpot Video

Family Zone Premium Advanced Webinar

Join Jess from Family Zone for an advanced webinar demonstrating how to review Apps on your child's device, usage reports, shared parenting and how to enable location.

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.’

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

ySafe

Screen-time: How much is too much?

ySafe

Should I get my child a smartphone?

ySafe

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

ySafe

Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

ySafe

For help at Glendowie 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.