Message from the Superintendent

The Braintree Public Schools (BPS) is committed to continuous improvement in all that we do for our students, parents, and staff.  As we head into the reopening of our schools this fall, we have made significant investments and improvements to transform our remote learning capabilities.  

We learned a lot about remote learning this past spring after the abrupt school closure due to the pandemic and have taken that learning to completely reinvent and develop an integrated, robust, and personalized educational experience for our students.  From teacher-led live video classes, to structured courses and classes, to grading and attendance requirements, the BPS is well-positioned to offer both stand-alone programming with our Remote Learning School (RLS) and seamless transitions among in-person, hybrid, and full remote learning.  

Our commitment to providing safe and secure online learning applications and platforms remains unchanged.  It is both our duty and responsibility to ensure that we do everything we can to protect our students, families, and staff from data breaches, cyberbullying, and disruptive and inappropriate intrusion from hackers and internet tolls.  We are committed to creating an atmosphere of trust among our school community through demonstrating our ability to provide a positive, safe, and enriching educational experience where students can thrive.

To that end, we have partnered with Family Zone, a leading provider of cyber safety products and education, to ensure your children and young adults are cyber safe while at school and home. The BPS is already using Family Zone to block inappropriate content and to identify red flag search terms from students. 

As a parent or caregiver of students in our school district, you will receive free access to the Family Zone Cyber Safety Hub, which includes articles, videos, courses, and more. Click “sign up” below to get ongoing materials and education from the platform we trust to manage cyber safety across our entire district.
 

Sincerely,

Dr. Frank Hackett
Superintendent of Schools
Braintree Public Schools

Family Zone Insights

An app that provides you a way to keep a watchful eye on your child's online activity. Insights will alert you of risky or inappropriate activity and provide weekly snapshots of internet and app usage.

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Set up your Family Zone account

Sign up

Sign up to create your free account and follow the instructions given on the website. Set up a pin code (be sure not to share this code with your children!).

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Install the Family Zone app on your children's devices

Download the Family Zone app onto your child's device that you wish to monitor. Follow the prompts for setting up the app, selecting "Child" when prompted.

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Install the Family Zone app on your device

Download the Family Zone app onto your device. Follow the prompts for setting up the app, selecting "Parent" when prompted.

This resource is available for your personal devices and does not apply to any school-issued technology.

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The Cyber Experts

As leading providers of cyber safety education, ySafe's award-winning team of clinical psychologists, ex-police officers and teachers are committed to supporting families to manage keeping children safe and protected in the digital world.

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The Tech Experts

Family Zone creates environments - at home, at school and everywhere in between - that free our kids to get the best out of the digital world, while protecting them from harm, providing parents with world leading parental controls to help manage their family's life online and create homes where children thrive.

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Set up devices to be safe

Activate your free Family Zone Insights account to monitor your child's online activity.

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