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Posts in category Excessive Internet Use

Helping your Child Stay Grounded when using Social Networking Apps

A survey of over one thousand young people aged 14 to 24 has found that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people. The #StatusofMind survey conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health, found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people’s body image, […]

Zeeko Top Tips for Staying Safe when Sharing Videos and Photos

Video and photo sharing online are a very popular way for teenagers in particular to communicate with their friends. Usually sharing begins with photos and then moves on to videos. From our work in primary and secondary schools throughout the country we know that parents concerns grow as their children become more familiar with sharing […]

Top Tips for Being a Great Digital Parent

The term digital parenting is relatively new but one that is becoming more and more common. The increased use of digital devices and access to the internet has certainly added a new dimension to parenting. From listening to what parents are saying to us during our parent seminars the prospect of digital parenting can be […]

Screentime: How Best to Manage it

When we visit schools throughout Ireland and during our parents digital crash courses one question that comes up consistently is in relation to screentime, how best to manage it and how to encourage a healthy online offline balance for children. The reality is that in this digital age screens are everywhere. Children could potentially be […]

A Digital Detox – Has Your Family Tried It?

  One of the questions we get asked most by parents when we speak with them at seminars in their schools or at our Parents Crash Courses focuses on ‘ how much time is too much time online and how to manage this?’ At a time when there are so many digital devices available and […]

Digital Footprint: How to Explain it to your Child

Few children understand the concept of digital footprint. So what is it and how can we help children to better understand it? Digital footprint, is a phrase that is often little understood but is so important. In our most recent research at Zeeko via our digital trend report which we carried out with schools throughout […]

Managing Screentime Over the Summer

Screentime, it can be a challenging topic to deal with as it is the one area that affects both parents and children when it comes to staying safe online and creating a healthy online, offline balance. Even as adults it can be difficult to manage our screentime and to set a limit on it as […]

Creating a Healthy Online, Offline Balance

  One of the biggest challenges facing both adults and children alike is trying to create a balance between time spent online and time spent away from the Internet. This can be quite a challenge! From our work with children in primary schools throughout Ireland we hear from them that they are sometimes not even […]

The Digital Journey – Why Communicating with your Child is Key

Parenting constantly presents challenges; parenting in an era where children have access to a wide range of digital devices is a new experience for many parents. We regularly receive feedback from parents who attend our seminars and internet safety crash courses, that they are genuinely overwhelmed by the amount of online games, apps and social […]

How Having a Chatbudi can Help your Child Stay Safe Online

One of the most striking results from our recent Zeeko All Ireland Trend Report was the percentage of children who said that they had spoken to, or played against a stranger online: 54% of 6th class pupils, 46% of 5th class pupils and 42% of 4th class pupils have had contact with a stranger online. These […]