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A school community approach to cyber safety.

A message from Western Heights College

Our goal is to protect every student from exposure to online threats - from inappropriate content to cyberbullying. That’s why we’ve partnered with Australia’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness services: Family Zone.

To complete the circle of safety for your child, however, we need your participation.

Western Heights College has arranged for parents to have access to Family Zone’s Family Pack at the special education price of $59pa.

Simply click “sign up” below to commence protecting your children now!

What do you need to do?

1

Set up your Family Zone account

SIGN UP

2

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

3

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

Benefits for parents


Safe content

Removes adult content for safe searching

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

Resources

A Day in the Life of a Digital Student

“Jamie” is a typical digital student. Find out what his life looks like before, and after, his devices are protected by Family Zone’s cloud-based cyber-safety solution - at home, at school and everywhere in between.

How to install Mobile Zone

MACOS

WINDOWS

CHROME

iOS

ANDROID


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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Matine Oglethorpe, The Modern Parent Founder and National Cyber Safety Expert
'Having the flexibility to cater to the needs of all family members with the added bonus of ongoing support by a cyber safety expert, ensures Family Zone is the best option to keep your family safe and smart online'. - Martine Oglethorpe.
 

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Cyber News

Family Zone Blog

Three safe social messengers for kids

There are lots of good reasons mainstream social media platforms aren’t appropriate for kids under 13. But that doesn’t ... Read more


YouTube paedophile investigation deepens

10-year-old Chrissy and her BFF Ella (not their real names) loved splashing around in the backyard pool. They also loved... Read more


Good fun - or gaming disorder?

“Gaming Disorder” has just moved up a level. Read more


My Sunday social media detox

Recently I came across a guy called Tony Laulu and his organisation Digital Discipline. (OK, I admit it - I found him on... Read more


Screen-time and sleep: It's an eye-opener

You’ve fetched the fuzzy slippers. You’ve laid out the flannel jammies. You’ve warmed up the Milo. But if you really wan... Read more


All screen-time really IS created equal ... ish

While some recent research condemns the category “screen-time” as too broad  to be meaningful, the World Health Organisa... Read more


The 7 secrets of great digital parenting

A generation ago, “parenting” wasn’t even a word. (Back then, people simply “raised” kids, like crops or livestock.) Read more


Do we need to scrap the whole notion of "screen-time"?

Some recent research condemns the category “screen-time” as too broad and ill-defined to be meaningful. The World Health... Read more

FZONE

Totally fun meets totally safe, in a sleek smartphone with Family Zone parental controls built in.

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Smart, Safe & Sensible:

Digital Parenting Made Simple

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Cyber Expert Digital Parenting Videos

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

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Should I get my child a smartphone?

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

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Rules and Consequences

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Cyberbullying: Answering the tough questions

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The 10 pm Trap

Protect Our Kids

Sexting and the Illusion of Privacy

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

"Everybody else is allowed!"

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Privacy and Age Restrictions

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Pornography: The Topic Every Parent Dreads

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How online predators groom children

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Everyone is a stranger on the internet

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Screen-time: How much is too much?

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Sexting: The Naked Truth

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

Is Sexting Legal?

Brett Lee - Internet Safe Education

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

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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 Western Heights College

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Western Heights College

Campus Address: 37-61 Vines Road, Hamlyn Heights, 3215
Postal Address: P.O. Box 784 Geelong, Victoria 3220

Phone: (03) 5277 1177
Email: western.heights.sc@edumail.vic.gov.au

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.