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Messaging Apps: Keeping your Child Safe

  Not so long ago the main way people communicated was face to face or possibly by text. Now it’s a very different story. Messaging apps are becoming an increasingly popular way of communicating particularly among preteens and teenagers. The speed and immediacy of this type of communication can of course have benefits but it […]

Developing Digital Skills: A Key Way for Kids to Stay Safe Online

The interactive workshops that we deliver at Zeeko, in schools throughout Ireland are helping children to develop digital skills that help them stay safe online. We encourage the children and teenagers we meet to reflect on how they currently use the internet to interact with others. We also encourage them to develop the critical skills […]

Zeeko Top Tips for Staying Safe Online This Summer!

  As the summer holidays start in earnest, now is a great time to have a conversation with your child about ways that they can continue to stay safe online. Remind your child that staying safe online doesn’t stop just because it is the summer. In fact, it can be even more important to make […]

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, […]

Sharing Passwords: What your Child Needs to Know

It is human nature to presume that when something is password protected that it is secure and safe. We regularly remind parents and the children we talk to that safety settings in general, are a step in the right direction but they are not a 100% guarantee of safety. One new trend we are noticing […]

Why It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Staying Safe Online

  Technology and digital devices are now part of the vast majority of Irish homes and children at a younger and younger age are exposed to technology in all its forms. In the research for our most recent All Ireland Digital Trend Report we discovered that children as young as five had access to a […]

Children and Technology: Setting Boundaries

From our most recent research for our All Ireland Digital Trend Report, we discovered that children as young as 5 spend some time online every day. This means that technology is a central part of childhood, at an increasingly young age. How to manage the time children spend online can be a constant challenge for […]

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 […]

How Using Safety Settings can Help Keep Your Child Safe Online

    One concern we regularly hear about from parents relates to their children accessing inappropriate content when they are online. Parents are often worried that their child may purposely or indeed inadvertently access information and/or images that are not age appropriate and in some cases may even be pornographic. Using safety settings is one […]

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 […]

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