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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.

Family Zone helps keep kids safe online when they access the internet through the school's network. They can also keep your kids safe when accessing the internet through unsafe networks, such as mobile phone networks and your home WiFi, using their unique Mobile Zone software.

We need your participation to keep our students safe on every device, everywhere.

Please click the 'Sign Up' button on this website to set up your account and access a FREE Premium Pack. Once your account is set up, please watch the videos and follow the instructions on this website to install and activate Family Zone’s Mobile Zone software on your children’s devices and customise the settings for your family.  Contact support@familyzone.com at any time if you need assistance.

Once Mobile Zone is activated on a device, the school can manage internet access regardless of network connection, during school hours.  Outside of school hours, management automatically switches to the parents and your settings then apply. You can protect them from accessing harmful content online and apply routines to give devices study and sleep times.

Please read the ‘Costs’ and ‘Policies’ detail linked below which explains how we are distributing Mobile Zone 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

SIGN UP

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

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

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Rules and Consequences

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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 St Bernard's College

 
St Bernard's College
183 Waterloo Road, Lower Hutt
Wellington, New Zealand
Ph:04 560 9250
 

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.