Online Safety Hub

Available through participating Schools or through a Premium subscription 

Your Online Safety Hub

An Online Safety Hub is a website for Parents. The Hub explains risks and actions you can take to keep your Child safe online. 

Your online safety experts are psychologists, educators, and former law enforcement. They add and update your Hub with information you need about online trends.

Why go it alone? Your online safety experts provide simple explanations of online behavior, internet risks, and apps.

Accessing Your Hub

A School's Online Safety Hub is available to parents at the School. A Family Zone account is not needed to use the Hub. Your Child's School will send you a link to your Online Safety Hub website with your sign in. 

We recommend you use a free Insights subscription with the Hub. You will be able to match your Child's online activity information in the Hub.

Family Zone offers a Hub to Premium subscribers. You do not need a School Hub. Get access to our Family Zone Hub through links in your Child's "Installed Apps" section. 

Online Parenting Guides 

Digital parenting is a big responsibility. So, how do you discuss online safety with your kids? 

Look to your (1) Online Safety Expert's guides to (2) to help your Child with healthy web usage. Find (3) further information about potential online dangers. 

Hot Online Safety Topics  

Knowledge is power. Know about popular, new apps and websites kids are using. 

Our Online Safety Experts keep an eye on (1) trends among children and teens. Get (2) answers to the questions parents are asking about online activities. Use (3) detailed advice to decide how to handle your Child's access to the game, app or website.

Online Safety Technology Advice

Our online safety experts have your back. Get age-appropriate controls for sites, apps, games and social media.

Learn the (1) online safety tech built into (2) computers, phones, tablets, and gaming consoles.  (3) Get simple explanations of the devices your child is using. (4) Follow the steps to use the manufacturer's tools to protect your child from online risks.

You do not need Family Zone products to change manufacturers' settings. However, our products make your internet parenting easier. We simplify keeping an eye on many different devices. Your Connect App helps you keep track of every device, everywhere.

App & Game Reviews

Manage individual games or apps, or block entire categories. View explanation of what apps and games your Child is using. 

Find the (1) Apps & Game Reviews in your Online Safety Hub. Look for the app or game in a (2) list of apps. Read a (3) summary of the app and the online behavior. Quickly (4) assess the risks. Choose (5) the actions to make the game or app safer.

Not Finding the Information You Need?

End the guesswork. Ask an online safety expert. You are not alone. 

You can request an article from your (1) Online Safety Hub menu by opening (2) Parent Advice or opening (3) Hot Topics. Fill out the (4) request form. Your School and our Family Zone online safety experts will get information into the Hub.

Did you notice a Staff Portal? 

Teachers and counselors use the Hub for online safety lesson plans and tools.

Family Zone Premium Members 

Your Child's School doesn't have a free Online Safety Hub? Stay on top of online safety.

We've added links in our Connect App to the Online Safety Hub for Premium Members. Get access to expert advice, become a Premium subscriber.

Mobile App Ratings  

Keep your children safe and responsible online. As a Premium subscriber, you can view the apps your Child is using. 

See (2) a summary of the app ratings and basic tips for parents inside the Connect App.

The (3) links in the Connect App, send you to the Family Zone Online Safety Hub. (4) Get tips on known risks. Find out what parents need to know. Share what your Child needs to know and how to make your Child's app safer.

The Online Safety Hub is always getting updates. Use the Hub to protect your Child from accessing risky online activities. Find how to turn on privacy and safety settings on your Child's devices.

Return to the Connect App, if you want to filter the Web category or Website related to the app you want to block or allow.

Website Reviews

Create a home where children thrive. Outside of the Online Safety Hub, Family Zone provides a Website check to Premium Members. Review the website ratings and age groups used in the Connect App.

Find our Family Zone website filtering recommendations for your (1) Child. Compare a website recommendation with (2) older or younger children in your family. (3) Some websites are less risky for older children. 

Use your Online Safety Hub to learn more about the web content.

Use your Premium features to allow or block online content based on the knowledge from your Online Safety Hub.

Customize the default rules in your Connect App to match your Family values. We recommend using the Web Categories to change access to apps and websites.

If the predefined categories do not block the website or the app, you can block the website. 

Be careful when blocking a specific website. For example, teachers publish classes on websites, like YouTube.

Internet Filters & Rules Options

As a Parent, you may want to customize our recommended Internet filters and rules for:

  • Web categories (Dating, Education, Government, Hate Speech ...)
  • Search engines, SafeSearch, and streaming media (YouTube, Google, Bing ...)
  • Websites (specific web addresses)
  • Device features (Camera, In-App Purchases, App Installs ...)
  • Social networks and games (Minecraft Online, Skype, Tinder, Twitter ...)
  • Advanced (Malware, Piracy, New Websites ...)

Please get in touch with us when you need help setting the boundaries for your child's access online.  We are here to help you use the Connect App with the information you find in your Online Safety Hub.