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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from Merici College

Our goal is to protect every student from exposure to online threats - from inappropriate content to cyberbullying. That’s why we’ve partnered with Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness services: Family Zone.

To complete the circle of safety for your child, however, we need your participation.

Merici College has arranged for parents to have access to Family Zone’s Family Pack at the special education price of $59pa.

Simply click “sign up” below to commence protecting your children now!

What do you need to do?

1

Set up your Family Zone account

SIGN UP

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.

How to install Family 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.

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Jordan Foster, ySafe Founder 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.’

Register for my FREE Cyber Safety Education Program

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Cyber News

Family Zone Blog

Digital discipline: How NOT to lose your cool when teens break the rules

It’s not easy being a teenager. You’re treated like a child but expected to act like an adult. Your body is a teeming ca... Read more


Why teach our kids digital literacy (when they already run rings around us)?

There’s a big difference between technical proficiency and “digital literacy," say experts.  Read more


Tweens and teens rejecting social media? OMG!

It’s still early days, but experts say there are signs a backlash is building. Read more


Help! My kid is better at technology than I am

You may not know your upload from your download, but you can still be a great digital parent. All it takes is five simpl... Read more


The secret codes predators are using to snare kids - and fool parents

During the global pandemic, child predators have taken to trawling homework sites for potential victims - and with more ... Read more


Instagram's NEW features: Everything parents need to know

Insta has just turned 10 - and to celebrate the social media behemoth has released a swag of new features. But how will ... Read more


Teach your child to be an upstander to bullying with these 3 steps

Cyberbullying is on the rise. But we can arm our kids with practical strategies that will help them contain and combat h... Read more


Hate-following: Why we love the drama

The people we follow on social media are not necessarily the ones we like, let alone admire. “Hate-following” is a thing... Read more

Smart, Safe & Sensible:

Digital Parenting Made Simple

If creating a home where technology is used confidently and responsibly is your goal - this is your guidebook.

Download for free

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?

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Should I get my child a smartphone?

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

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Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

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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 Merici College

Wise Street, Braddon ACT 2612
GPO Box 154, Canberra ACT 2601

Telephone: 02 6243 4100
Fax: 02 6243 4199
Principals Fax: 02 6243 4170

Office email address: principal.merici@merici.act.edu.au

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.