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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from Mountain District Christian School

Here at Mountain District Christian School we want to ensure that students are protected on the internet, no matter what device they are on or what source of internet they are using.  Therefore we have arranged for parents to have access to Family Zone’s Mobile Zone app.

All families from Mountain District Christian School are entitled to a Family Pack paid by the school. There is no cost to families.  Please see the "Costs & Guidelines" section of this website for more info

For more information please see the "Cost &/or Guidelines" section of this website.

Parents have received an activation email from Family Zone, inviting you to activate your account and commence protecting your children's devices.  If you do not receive it or need more assistance please email - support@familyzone.com

Simply click on the link to Complete Setup in that email and follow the prompts to create your Family Zone account.

 

 

What do you need to do?

1

Wait for the activation email from Family Zone, then activate your account.

2

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

3

Manage via our Family Zone 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.

Advanced with Family Zone

Already across the basics? Watch Advanced with Family Zone and see how Family Zone can help make your families online life even easier! 

MDCS - Getting Started with Family Zone

Missed the webinar? Watch the video here and learn how to get started with Family Zone at home 

How to install Family Zone

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

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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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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 Mountain District Christian School

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325 Macclesfield Road Monbulk

mdcs@mdcs.vic.edu.au

+03 9756 7244
 

For help with Family Zone

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

Call us
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From NZ: 0800 444 907
From overseas: +613 4000 0044

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