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Managing Time Spent Online Over the Summer

  The summer holidays are just around the corner for children in primary school and are already in full swing for those at second level. The summer is traditionally a time when the strict routines in place during the academic year are relaxed. It is a time for families to spend some quality time together, […]

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, […]

Teens and Screens: Creating a Balance

The term ‘screenager’ is becoming increasingly common and it’s not hard to see why. The amount of screens that young people have access to in their everyday life is huge. With a growing number of schools using technology like iPads and Tablets as part of the educational experience, teens can spend a huge amount of […]

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 […]

Back to School – How to Stay Safe Online

Now that the summer holidays are over it is an important time to consider talking to your child about staying safe online. Over the summer months it is very usual that routines you have in place have become less strict and that your child may have spent increased time playing online and/ or using screens. […]

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 […]