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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from the Principal

Our goal is to protect every student from online harm while still allowing them to take advantage of the incredible possibilities the internet has opened up.  That’s why we’ve partnered with Family Zone, New Zealand’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness tools and services.

Family Zone helps keep kids safe online when they access the internet through the school's network. They can also keep your kids safe when accessing the internet through unsafe networks, such as mobile phone networks and your home WiFi, using their unique Mobile Zone software.

We need your participation to keep our students safe on every device, everywhere.

Please click the 'Sign Up' button on this page to set up your account and access a FREE Family Zone Insights Pack

Family Zone Insights is a FREE pack available to all families at the school that delivers weekly snapshots of kids’ device usage, straight into Mum and Dad’s inbox. Insights is not a parental control. It provides no filtering or blocking of content but simply monitors and reports on device activity.

Once your account is set up, watch the videos and follow the instructions on this website to install and activate the Mobile Zone App on your children’s devices and customise the settings for your family. 

All families have 6 licenses allocated to their Family Zone account when it is created, which allows Mobile Zone to be activated on up to 6 devices.

Family Zone Premium
Family Zone Premium allows families to filter the internet (eg block adult content) and apply routines (eg study and sleep times) to devices with Mobile Zone activated.  Families can subscribe to Family Zone’s Premium plan for $59.oo incl. GST per year. Do this through your subscription settings when signed into your account.

Contact support@familyzone.com at any time if you need assistance.

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

How does Family Zone Insights work?

Family Zone Insights is a FREE pack available to all families at the school providing them with powerful insights to view internet usage on devices with Mobile Zone activated. This includes snapshots of usage and detailed reports, along with visibility into installed apps and (where activated by parents) device location.

What does this mean for students?

We want to create cyber-safe school communities where students thrive, but we also recognise that implementing Family Zone can be a daunting time for some students. That's why we have created this video to explain what it means in practical terms for students at Family Zone schools.

How to install Mobile Zone

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WINDOWS

CHROME

iOS

ANDROID


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

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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 Laingholm Primary School

LaingholmSchool
 
Phone: +64-9-817 8874

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.