Family Zone Schools enjoy a world-first advantage: the integration of our next-level technology with next-level expertise. Family Zone Cyber Experts - an acclaimed group of academics, educators, psychologists and law-enforcement professionals - are available to enrich your cyber-safety initiatives.
Keeping students safe, focused and distraction-free when they’re surrounded by connected devices is an enormous challenge. Firewalls only work when students are on the school network. Increasingly students simply hop onto their smartphones or hotspot with friends for unrestricted access. Dealing with personal mobiles through bans or lock-up is troublesome, unpopular and difficult to enforce. Then there are the problems parents face when school-mandated devices are taken home. Once off the school network, all control is lost.
Keeping students both online and on‑task is an increasing challenge for today’s educators. Now more than ever, schools need a comprehensive solution capable of protecting and guiding every child in their care. That means getting buy‑in right across the school community: from staff, students and parents alike.
Technology alone - no matter how powerful - can’t solve every challenge schools face in today’s fast-changing digital landscape. That’s why ySafe and Family Zone have partnered to provide schools with a holistic solution. Whether it’s providing help with your Family Zone launch - or delivering a comprehensive program to promote digital citizenship across your school community - Family Zone and ySafe provide support at the level that’s most appropriate for your school.
The hundreds of schools we work with across Australia and New Zealand tell us hotspotting is one of their biggest challenges. In some year groups, up to 40% of the student body use hotspotting daily to bypass network filtering. And the increasing popularity of unlimited mobile data plans is driving the trend faster and further than ever.