Family Zone leads the way for cyber security at school and parental controls at home

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If you don’t think parental controls are important you better take a look at the latest stats which show up to 30 per cent of pre-teens are viewing porn online and 13 per cent are visiting gambling sites.

This alarming data compiled by Family Zone Cyber Safety Ltd, also revealed almost half of 13 to 15-year-olds (45 per cent) are visiting porn sites while a quarter (24 per cent) are looking at online betting.

And while parents’ concerns about their children’s online activities grow, many have no idea how to control or limit their kids’ devices.

“The majority of parental control products are confusing, expensive and too easy for kids to avoid, creating a complex problem for families and schools attempting to manage young people’s online behaviour,” says David Kobler from Protect Your Kids.

Cyber expert Kobler has assisted in developing Family Zone’s leading cloud-based cyber safety platform which allows parents and schools to manage children’s online activity on any device.

Less than two years after listing on the stock exchange and 12 months after entering the education market, Family Zone is already dominating cyber safety in Australian and New Zealand schools.

Family Zone has also signed deals with some of the world’s biggest telcos and device manufacturers including recognised handset brand Alcatel.

Because Family’ Zone’s platform is based in the cloud it will enable schools and parents to enable cyber safety settings on any device and any network.

“We have worked hard to build a world leading platform and deliver it with world leaders in education and cyber safety,” says Tim Levy, managing director of Family Zone.

“We offer a unique holistic approach for schools to deal with their real cyber safety challenges.

“These challenges now exist well beyond the school network and grounds.”

Family Zone leads the Australian market and offers a fully integrated school, home and mobile offering which can protect young people, manage their screen time and block inappropriate material.

Research shows that 45 per cent of pre-teenage children are accessing social media while 20 per cent of students are on social media during school hours –  and without any cyber security.

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