Dear customer, you have been referred by

Family Zone School Blog


Monkey Social Media video chat Parental Controls

Monkey see, Monkey DON'T

A new video chat app invites kids to send 15-second videos to strangers. What could possibly go wrong?

Read more

online predators Parental Controls brett lee online safety

Reduce your child's risk of online abuse by 50% with this one simple rule

In his work as an undercover detective, Brett Lee posed as a child online to catch predators.

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls handwriting

Who needs handwriting?

Six-year-old Patrick sees an occupational therapist every week. His challenge?  To learn how to hold a pencil.

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls well-being

Cyber safety - or student well-being?

Cyber safety is simple, according to online safety specialist John Parsons. It's not really about technology at all; it's about student well-being.

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls at-risk students

Identifying at-risk students

The online and physical worlds are merging in every sphere of modern life - and education is no exception. The resulting risks are well known. But there are also benefits. Schools’ ability to identify at-risk students is one of them.

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls online predators

Never smile at a crocodile

“As a former police officer of twenty-two years and undercover internet detective, as well as a father, I am uniquely qualified and passionate about informing parents of the online risks to their children. I’ve arrested over a thousand people for criminal offences. For most of my sixteen years as a detective, I investigated adult people who were looking to seriously harm or abuse children.”

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls smartphones

Is Roblox Dangerous?

Keeping up with the latest in online gaming can be a multi-level challenge for parents - especially when what's ‘cool’ seems to change at the speed of a mouse-click.  One of today's most popular games is also one of the most dangerous.

Roblox has been called "the world's most popular game you've never heard of." In fact, this massive multiplayer online game has recently outstripped even Minecraft's user numbers.  While the game may seem like an innocent digital playground for children, there are some frightening issues with its online community.

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls smartphones

Everything you think you know about cyberbullying is wrong.

Okay, fine. Not everything. But a whole lot more than you probably think. 

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls smartphones

Smartphones at school: To ban or not to ban?

The national conversation around cyberbullying gathered intensity this week with calls for a total ban on smartphones in schools making front-page headlines across Australia.

Read more

Mobile Apps Parental Controls back to school

Back to School with Family Zone

You remembered the backpack and the biros. Now don't forget the cyber safety!

Read more