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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.

We need your participation.

The School will work with Family Zone to create a private Family Zone account for every family.  You will receive an email with instructions to activate your account after the upcoming parent evening.  Once your account is set up, please watch the videos and follow the instructions on this website to install and activate Mobile Zone on your children’s devices, and customise the settings for your family. Your children will then be safe when accessing the internet, on any device and any network.

Please also read the ‘Costs’ and ‘Policies’ detail linked below which explains how we are distributing Mobile Zone licenses to our community and our expectations for technology being brought to school.

Cyber Safety: It's as easy as 1-2-3.

1

Set up your Family Zone account

2

Install Family Zone on your children's devices

3

Run Family Zone and follow its instructions to activate

Once you have taken these 3 steps, your child’s device will automatically comply with our School Internet Policies during school time.

Benefits for parents


Safe content

Removes adult content for safe searching

Family Zone takes student and parent privacy seriously. Learn more here.

Learn more

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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.

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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 Family Zone

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iOS

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

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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.

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Cyber Expert Digital Parenting Videos

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Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

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

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How online predators groom children

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Privacy and Age Restrictions

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Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

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Should I get my child a smartphone?

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

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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 Otumoetai College

105 Windsor Road 
Bellevue
Tauranga
3110
New Zealand
PH: 07 5762316

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.