The school has purchased a licence for parents to use the Family Zone’s ‘Phone Zone’ that simply acts as a filtering system for 3G/4G use on mobile phones. This is very similar to the filtering we offer on our school wifi, though it will enable you to monitor usage of your sons 3G/4G data.
The filtering offers the ability to ‘block’ certain search engines and social media sites at various times to limit the classroom distraction. The issues schools face is that students can easily access any school wifi blocked sites on their phones if using the data you supply through the phone plan. Family Zone created the vehicle for schools and families to work together and agree on suitable times for blocking.
Importantly, this is a decision you will make as a family as to whether you use the application. The School does not have a compulsory requirement for you to install it on your son’s device and the application is to be monitored by parents at home (not School staff).
To download this application, please visit the Parent Portal and click the Family Zone icon as shown below.
Please Note: Family Zone are currently updating their application which they predict will be completed by 5pm today (April 4
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