Family Zone’s mobile app has been designed to be compatible with any mobile device and offers robust parental controls. Restrict apps, in-app purchases, social media use, screen time and more. Family Zone has a number of parental control features that are specifically designed for smart devices.
The moment the app is installed on your child’s device you can track their internet behaviour. The Family Zone Portal allows you to control and view the sites they are visiting and understand the amount of time they spend on specific activities like gaming. You can quickly set up alerts for your children to be delivered in real-time or sent in weekly reports. Giving you a full understanding of how your children are navigating the web.
Family Zone’s mobile app will automatically turn on Google & Bing's safe search settings. All other search engines are blocked by default. However, you can adjust this at your discretion. With regards to YouTube, any adult-rated or unrated content will be strictly blocked from their device.
Every child has a routine and you can adjust the amount of screen time they have using the Play, School, Study and Sleep settings in the schedule planner. You can create different routines for different days, for example weekends, holidays & school days. The calendars are easy to use and are completely flexible. You can quickly make a change on the go with the Quick-Time Change feature, this will override their regular access so you can give them an extra 15 minutes of internet play time. Or set the phone to study if you’d like them to focus on their homework longer. Your kids can also send access requests if they would like extra time, which you have the option of accepting or denying.
Family Zone understands that families will often have communal devices or share tablets within a family. Each member of the family is defined as a user and when their profile is created, there is an option to create a PIN. When you are sharing the device all you need to do is change the user and enter the 4-digit PIN that’s unique to each user.
You’ll never have to worry about receiving an unexpected bill for app purchases when you use the Family Zone app. Receive immediate notification of any in-app purchases or apps.
As part of parental control settings you can block the camera feature in your child’s phone.
Family Zone are always reviewing suspect sites and apps to blacklist. If your child downloads an app Family Zone believes to be dangerous you will receive an alert. This alert will also come along with your chosen Cyber Experts advice on what to do next. You can also adjust your settings so that you receive a notification every time your child downloads an app.
You will receive an alert you if your child attempts to access a blocked site, or tries to remove the Family Zone app. Their internet access will be set to 'Sleep' if they try to manipulate the device's operating system. While there are more sophisticated ways for kids to hack the app, we typically detect these and send you an alert.
The Family Zone app’s parental controls will work in harmony with most schools internet filtering software.
Family Zone’s parental controls will only ever affect your child’s use of their mobile device. By default, Family Zone will not track an adult user’s web usage. These settings can be modified at any time.
The Family Zone app uses Cloud technology to make it easy for you to manage your child’s device. Wherever you are, you can control your child’s internet filter settings without having to take the phone off them. This means you can update their access while they are sitting in the next room or out playing with friends.
In addition to providing you with guidance from a Cyber Expert,
we have a range of support options including: