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How to Help your Child Deal with Cyberbullying

Cyberbullying it’s undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges faced by children and teenagers in Ireland and indeed worldwide. Before the growth of digital technology bullying was something that could be contained, to some extent. However, the growth of social media and the use of digital technology like smartphones, means that bullying can be both virtual […]

Helping your Child Deal with Peer Pressure in the Digital World

Peer pressure has always been a part of childhood and has always been a challenge for parents to deal with. However, now that there is a digital aspect to the way children of all ages communicate, peer pressure has a whole new dimension. Parents can understandably feel very concerned about the pressure that their child […]

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 […]

SimSimi: What we Need to Learn From It

The SimSimi app has caused a huge degree of controversy here in the last week or so and while it has now been suspended in Ireland there are certainly lessons that can be learned from the use of the app. While the immediate dangers of SimSimi have been removed for Irish users there is no […]

Cyberbullying: It’s Everyone’s Concern

At the recent release of their Annual Report, the ISPCC indicated that from the work they are engaged in every day, cyber safety is the biggest safety concern of our time. At Zeeko when working with primary and secondary schools throughout the country, we promote the message of the internet being a fantastic resource but […]

Staying Safe Online Over the Summer Holidays

As the summer holidays are about to get into full swing we thought it would be a good idea to take this opportunity to remind you of the Zeeko top tips for staying safe online. The summer is rightly, a time when routines are less strict, when children are involved in summer camps and an […]

Instagram: What Parents Need to Know

Instagram, a video and photo sharing app is becoming increasingly popular among young and older teens. During our parents seminars which we deliver at primary schools throughout the country we are regularly asked questions about Instagram. Parents are most concerned about what their child is sharing via Instagram and who they are sharing that content […]

Sexting: What Parents Need to Know

  Our blog this week focuses on something that parents of teenagers can rightly be very concerned about; sexting. Sexting is the sending or receiving of sexually explicit or sexually suggestive messages, images or videos. Sexting  usually happens in a very immediate way via text, email, video, or instant messaging. Teenagers usually engage in sexting […]

How to Spot the Signs of Cyberbullying

  Cyberbullying and its continued rise is a growing concern to parents and teachers throughout the country. Ireland’s Special Rapporteur on Child Protection, Dr Geoffrey Shannon has recently said that cyberbullying is ‘one of the biggest challenges facing Irish schools’ and has called for stronger legislation to protect children in relation to this specific type […]

Snapchat Parents Guide

  Snapchat is becoming increasingly popular among preteens and children. It is particularly popular app among children in fourth class and upwards. Essentially children can use Snapchat to send pictures and/or videos to their friends, who are also using Snapchat. The photo or video disappears in a chosen time between 1 and 10 seconds. Many […]

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