A school community
approach to cyber safety

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 to keep students focused on their learning during ‘school time’, as well as supporting parents with concerns about increased screen time,  online behaviours and safety.

Tools for Parents

Each family who would like support with these challenges will be able to create a Family Zone account which will allow the school to put rules and restrictions in place around how each student can use the internet during defined school hours.

For parents concerned about screen time and device usage during online education, you can choose to receive a weekly report providing high-level insights into your child's activities online and more.

The school will create a private Family Zone account for every family. You will receive an email from Family Zone with instructions to activate your account.

If you would like to take advantage of these tools, please follow the "What you need to do?" instructions below.

Parents Guide

On this page, you will find many valuable video resources to help guide and support you. See our FAQS and the 'Resources' section below.

What do you need to do?

1

Follow the instructions in your email inviting you to create your Family Zone account.

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2

Install Mobile Zone on your children's devices, run and install.

3

Manage Family Zone via our Zone Manager App. Download to your own Apple or Android device.

Information for Parents

What is Family Zone Insights?

To protect your child’s devices you will need to follow the instructions on this page.

Family Zone Insights will alert you of risky or inappropriate activity and will let you locate your children’s devices. Insights also provides you with access to Family Zone’s team of acclaimed cyber experts, delivering you practical advice and support.

How to install Family Zone

MACOS

WINDOWS

CHROME

iOS

ANDROID


Click the icon for your child’s device operating system for instructions.

Resources

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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.

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How does Family Zone Insights work?

Family Zone Insights is a pack available to all day student's 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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Getting started with Family Zone Premium

All boarding residents families have access to Family Zone Premium. Join Jess from Family Zone for a webinar that will help you get started with Family Zone Premium.  

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Family Zone Premium Advanced Webinar

Join Jess from Family Zone for an advanced webinar demonstrating how to review Apps on your child's device, usage reports, shared parenting and how to enable location.

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

‘New Zealanders 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 Expert Digital Parenting Videos

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

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Screen-time: How much is too much?

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Should I get my child a smartphone?

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

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Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

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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.