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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from Santa Maria 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 Family Zone, a leading provider of cyber safety services.

We need you to take action now to apply age-appropriate parental controls on every device your child has access to, in any location.

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.

Cyber News

Family Zone Blog

Doxxing: What it is, and how to prevent it

Fanatical Taylor Swift fans vowed to get their revenge on a music critic whose review of her new album was insufficientl... Read more


Screens, sleep and self-regulation: Which kids are most at risk?

We are learning more every day about the impact of screen-time on our children’s minds and bodies - and that includes th... Read more


Pre-pandemic, I was a parenting expert. Now I know better

Anya Kamenetz used to be so sure about what parents needed to do about screen-time. But that was B.C. - Before Coronavir... Read more


Can your postcode predict your kids' screen-time?

A major study has found socioeconomic status has an outsize impact on the amount of screen-time kids consume. Read more


Instagram is re-wiring your child's brain (and yours too)

Our devotion to the 'gram is quite literally changing the structure of our brains, and the implications for our mental h... Read more


Coming of age on social media: The 13+ age restriction and other fictions

Go on, admit it. Your ‘underage’ child has a social media account.  Read more


When social media divides families

The advice we’ve all heard a million times - “Think before you post!” - applies to family life as much as it does to fri... Read more


Are "digital headaches" a thing now?

A major healthcare company has just released a new pain-relief medication specifically targeting “digital headache.” But... 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

Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

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

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Should I get my child a smartphone?

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Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Screen-time: How much is too much?

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"Everybody else is allowed!"

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

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

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

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Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Privacy and Age Restrictions

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Rules and Consequences

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

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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 Santa Maria College

Santa Maria College Crest

Santa Maria College

50 Separation St, Northcote 3070 VIC
Phone: 03 9488 1600
Fax: 03 9482 1101
Email: info@santamaria.vic.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.