Many social networking providers offer their services through an installed app but also through websites. Controlling access to one without the other is pointless. Family Zone takes a comprehensive approach to controlling apps allowing parents within one place to filter access to social sites (for when your kids accesses them through a browser) and block/restrict access to the related apps (where your kid accesses them through an installed app).
This guide describes how our Controlled Social feature works.
Block risky and unsafe social networks
Allows you to block social networks that have behavioural issues and risks.
Limit access to popular social networks
Allows you to limit the time periods which specific social networks can be accessed.
Better quality sleep
Leading sleep specialists suggest kids get offline at least one hour before bed time. This is especially true of social networks and game.
Things you need to know
Controlling social access is enhanced with the Mobile Zone App
Only compatible iOS and Android devices supported
Do I need the Mobile Zone App to control access to social networks?
No. However, if you're kids access the internet on networks other than a Family Zone Box, then the Mobile Zone App is required.
Can I ask for more social networks to be added?
Yes. Raise a ticket through our Help menu in the Family Zone Web Account.
Why can't I control YouTube access?
The Family Zone allows you to enforce Google's explicit restrictions on search and YouTube. These restrictions are not perfect however they are strict.
Can I provide unrestricted access to YouTube?
Yes. You can select to apply these restrictions by selecting Disable YouTube & Google Search Restrictions on your Cyber Safety Profiles. Go to Cyber Safety > Controls > Categories.
Can I block Skype?
Skype traffic is one of the most difficult to identify and block. We can only reliably block Skype by blocking all internet traffic for the user. Typically these settings will block Skype for a particular age Profile. Block these Filter Categories for the relevant time periods:
- Required Web
- IP addresses
- Web Accounts