A reminder that the Family Zone meeting is on Thursday 11th Aug in the staffroom from 7pm.
Our school’s goal is to protect every student from the risks associated with the internet and provide students with safe networks for learning – at school, home and everywhere in between.
While our school provides a safe network, we need your help to ensure safe internet access when students are off the school network, at home, or on mobile data.
As you are aware, we have partnered with NZ’s leading provider of cyber safety and digital-awareness services to school communities: Family Zone. Last term, we communicated with you via email about this and you have been contacted by Family Zone with information about how to set up a family account. We have also provided students with information about this process at assembly and also given them an opportunity to come to us with concerns in slammer groups.
As part of our introduction of the Family Zone package, we are setting up our network so that students will be unable to access the internet without having the Family Zone app installed on their device (laptop/tablet/phone). This will be rolled out as follows.
Week 5 Monday 20th August for Y7-9
Week 6 Monday 27 August for Y10-12
To answer any questions that you may have about this we have organised another parent meeting with Saunil Hagler from Family Zone Thursday 16th August starting at 7pm in the school staffroom. We will also ask Family Zone to resend the information about setting up an account and installing the app. You may also choose to use the Family Zone product to integrate with your child’s device use outside of school time and we encourage you to have this conversation with them. The platform is easily used and able to cater for individual needs or use the age appropriate defaults.
Feel free to contact me with any questions if you are unable to make this meeting, firstname.lastname@example.org