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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from the Principal

In 2017 the College had discussions about what more could be done to support parents in managing the technology usage in their homes. Our ICT team then investigated the various options that are available and came back to me with “Family Zone”. Digital technology has undoubtedly opened up a world of possibilities for our children but as we are all acutely aware it carries with it a multitude of potential risks.

In working with Family Zone our goal is to protect our boys from exposure to online threats, to assist them with time management and decrease the potential exposure to cyberbullying.

By setting up a private Family Zone account, you can apply age-appropriate parental controls on every device your child has access to, in any location.

I encourage you to set up your family’s account today by clicking "sign up" below.

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 does Family Zone work?

Family Zone keeps your children cyber safe across every device, everywhere. Designed by Aussie parents, our parental control app and router lets you filter content, restrict social media, block apps, manage screen times, disable camera features and more.

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.’

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Cyber News

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How online porn is impacting a generation

He was only in Year 12 but had already been struggling for many years with pornography. In his own words, he believed hi... Read more


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

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Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

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Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

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Privacy and Age Restrictions

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Rules and Consequences

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

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The 10 pm Trap

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"Everybody else is allowed!"

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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 Newington College

Newington College
Stanmore Campus
200 Standmore Road, 
Standmore NSW 2048
 

Email:
contact@newington.nsw.edu.au

Phone:
(02) 9568 9333

Nikki Stevens

ICT Service and Operations Team Leader

 

Email:
nstevens@newington.nsw.edu.au

Phone:
(02) 9568 9568

Myles Carrick
Director of ICT

 

Email:
mcarrick@newington.nsw.edu.au

Phone:
(02) 9568 9568

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.