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A school community approach to cyber safety.

Family Zone Information Evening - 5 JUNE 

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A message from the Principal

Heritage College Sydney is committed to our duty of care for students’ safety and well-being. We are proud to announce that the Heritage Colleges have partnered with *Family Zone,* which is Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety and security services to schools and parental control products for parents.

Family Zone has 3 components: (a) School Zone, (b) Mobile Zone and (c) Home Zone that enables students to be safe at school, at home and most importantly, "on the go" where they have internet access.

To complete the circle of safety for your child, we require your support and participation. We will be setting up your account with Family Zone, free of charge this year so that you can apply age-appropriate parental controls on every device your child can access, in any location.

Your child will need to have Mobile Zone installed on any device with internet access, that they bring to school from the start of Term 3 2018.

We are arranging an account for you to access. This will be available by the "Log in" button below. You will need to activate your personal account when you receive your e-mail from Family Zone.
All school-owned devices will have School Zone and Mobile Zone installed, which will work regardless of which filtering software you have at home.

We are committed to ensuring our students get the very best education and in today’s fast moving times, technology is a key component. But we also know that technology is exposing our children to risks. The Heritage Colleges' community is choosing to step-up to these challenges and we do so with full confidence that we will receive the support of our parents/carers.

What do you need to do?

1

Set up your Family Zone account

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 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.

yasmin
Yasmin London, ySafe Director 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.’  Yasmin London

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For help at Heritage College Sydney

Heritage College Sydney

110 Cross St,
Kemps Creek NSW 2178

Phone: (02) 9826 2116

http://www.hcs.nsw.edu.au/

 

For help with Family Zone

Visit: www.familyzone.com
Email: support@familyzone.com

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From overseas: +613 4000 0044

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