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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 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.

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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

"DeepNude" is just the beginning: How deepfakes will change everything

Things come and go so quickly in the online world, so you may have missed the recent news about a controversial app call... Read more


Mean girls on social media: The worst thing - and the best - parents can do to help

It’s a fact. Your daughter is being bullied more often than your son is. So what can you do about it? Read more


Where is the instruction book?! Talking to my teen about digital risks

Recently my 15-year-old son asked me what I thought was a simple question: “Can I stay with some mates for the weekend o... Read more


Parents in denial about kids' true screen-time

The average parent underestimates their child’s smartphone screen-time by more than 250%, according to a new survey. It ... Read more


Can we talk? 100 questions your teen might actually answer

How was school today? Read more


More and younger Aussie kids targeted by predators in 2019

Twenty-six Aussie kids have been rescued from internet sex predators in the past year, some younger than age five, accor... Read more


FaceApp facing privacy backlash

It’s more or less a digital party trick: an app that uses artificial intelligence to produce plausible alterations to fa... Read more


Play with me, not with your phone!

“I hate my mum’s phone and I wish she never had one!” Read more

FZONE

Totally fun meets totally safe, in a sleek smartphone with Family Zone parental controls built in.

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Smart, Safe & Sensible:

Digital Parenting Made Simple

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Cyber Expert Digital Parenting Videos

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

ySafe

Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

ySafe

Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Let's talk about Snapchat (because it's a little weird)

ySafe

Screen-time: How much is too much?

ySafe

The single rule that reduces the risk of online abuse by 50%

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

ySafe

"Everybody else is allowed!"

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

Rules and Consequences

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Privacy and Age Restrictions

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Should I get my child a smartphone?

ySafe

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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.