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Family Zone Update

As part of our ongoing commitment to the welfare of our students, we have partnered with one of Australia’s leading cyber safety platforms, Family Zone. Family Zone is a unique solution that is designed to protect students from viewing inappropriate website content and using apps deemed as unsafe or a distraction, both during the school day and out of school hours. There is no cost to families for Family Zone.

During School Hours

To ensure all students are protected online and adhering to our IT policy, we have activated Family Zone’s Mobile Zone app on your child’s school MacBook. This will mean that the school’s internet filtering policies will be applied to the device during school hours.

Outside of school hours

Outside of school hours, you’re in charge. You manage what your child can see online and when, via your Family Zone account. Your rules will apply. However, if you do not want Family Zone controls to operate on the school MacBook outside of school hours please contact helpdesk@woodleigh.vic.edu.au and we will action your request as soon as possible.

Account Management

To see how to manage your child’s device from your Family Zone account, watch the video below or click on this link.

More information can be found at the Woodleigh Cyber Safety Hub. By scrolling down the main page, you will also find a range of resources including a link to the ‘Woodleigh School – Getting Started With Family Zone Webinar’ video (from 2019).

Getting Started With Family Zone – Online Parent Webinar: 7pm-8pm March 3

If you are new to the school or missed last year’s introduction webinar, Family Zone are holding a further online webinar for Woodleigh families on March 3.

The webinar will cover everything you need to know to get you started, including;

  • How to install and activate Family Zone
  • How to set bedtimes, study-times and play-time
  • How to see what your child has access to & how to make changes
  • How to place limits on gaming and social media
  • Where to get help if you need it & much more

You can view the webinar on any internet connected device at any location. To register for the webinar please click here. If you are unable to view the webinar at this time, a recorded version will upload it to the Woodleigh Cyber Safety Hub.

Additional Support

Family Zone also provide a comprehensive help and support service.

‘How to’ written and video guides Link Email Family Zone Support Desk Link

Or contact them on 1300 398 326 (8am–8pm)

Protecting Additional Devices

As well as having Mobile Zone on your child’s learning device, you are also able to install the Mobile Zone app on additional devices, such as personal mobile phones, allowing you to easily manage filtering and screen-time via the same Family Zone account. If you’d like to learn more about installing Family Zone on other devices you can check out these videos.

LANCE PILGRIM
Director of Digital Technologies – Senior Campus