PLDT, Family Zone partner to help protect children from cyber threats

By Lorenz S. Marasigan @lorenzmarasigan

FILIPINO telco PLDT Inc. has partnered with Australian tech company Family Zone to offer a new product that helps parents protect their children from cyber threats while using the Internet.

The device, called Fam Zone, allows parents to restrict access to inappropriate sites and content, manage usage time and alert parents of their child’s Internet usage.

“This partnership sets a new bar in multimedia and digital services for Filipino families. Parents used to hide their Internet modems at home just to control their children’s online activities. Now, with Fam Zone, parents can be certain their children are safe and secure online,” PLDT First Vice President Oscar S. Reyes Jr. said.

The device works best when powered by fiber connection plans, which costs P1,699 or higher, he said.

It is the latest offering from PLDT Home Fibr that strengthens the suite of security devices and services, which address the need for parents to have peace of mind, especially when they have to be away from their children.