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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 page to set up your account and access a FREE Family Zone Insights 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.

Family Zone Insights:
All families at the school start with Family Zone’s powerful insights is a FREE pack available to all families at the school that delivers weekly snapshots of kids’ device usage, straight into Mum and Dad’s inbox. Insights is not a parental control. It provides no filtering or blocking of content but simply monitors and reports on device activity.  All families have 6 licenses allocated to their Family Zone account when it is created, which allows Mobile Zone to be activated on up to 6 devices.

Family Zone Premium:
Family Zone Premium allows families to filter the internet (eg block adult content) and apply routines (eg study and sleep times) to devices with Mobile Zone activated.  Families can subscribe to Family Zone’s Premium plan for $59.oo incl. GST per year.

If you would like our support team to help you install and activate Mobile Zone on your child’s device please use the Book A Call button under Help.

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

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Family Zone takes student and parent privacy seriously. Learn more here.

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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.

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.

Your school's chosen Cyber Expert is

We've teamed up with Cyber Experts

A team of leading educators, psychologists and law-enforcement professionals specialising in online safety and education, Cyber Experts work collaboratively with Family Zone to provide world-leading research, advice and support to our School Community subscribers.

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Jordan Foster, ySafe Founder and National Cyber Safety Expert
‘Digital citizens of all ages have the right to access technology in a safe, informed and supported environment. ySafe is committed to helping schools and families provide a solid foundation for the young people in their care to navigate the digital world safely and productively across their lifespan.’

Cyber News

Family Zone Blog

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"Go get coronavirus and die": How cyberbullying has mutated, and what you can do about it

Cyberbullying has bloomed like an out-of-control virus during the COVID-19 pandemic. But in this case, handwashing - or ... Read more


Many parents are too embarrassed to talk about it ...

We know these things can happen when kids go online. But not our kids. So let's just say "We heard about a child who ...... Read more


Five easy ways to make screen-time healthier and more satisfying

It's not just how much screen-time we use. It's the way we use it. Read more


LIKEE: What parents need to know about this risky TikTok wannabe

With 500 million downloads on the Google Playstore, video creation app Likee is giving TikTok a run for its money. So wh... Read more


TV then v. TV now

Remember when television was screen-time? Read more


Awkward! ... but necessary: Talking to your child about sexting

It’s one of the most uncomfortable parenting challenges the digital world has thrown at us - but getting all judge-y abo... Read more


Stop screen-time battles dead with this one weird trick

OK, nothing will stop them dead. But this mum’s simple hack could change your life. 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

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

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

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Privacy and Age Restrictions

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Rules and Consequences

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

"Everybody else is allowed!"

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

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

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Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

ySafe

Screen-time: How much is too much?

ySafe

Should I get my child a smartphone?

ySafe

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

ySafe

Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

ySafe

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 Joseph's Catholic School Pukekohe

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Email: stjoesoffice@stjosephs.co.nz
Phone: 09 238 7745

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.