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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, […]

Instagram Stories: What Parents Need to Know

Instagram Stories, offers users a new experience but what do parents need to know to help to ensure that your child stays safe if they use Instagram Stories? Earlier this summer the photo and video sharing app Instagram launched a new feature Instagram Stories. With a staggering 300 million daily users Instagram is popular to […]

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 […]

Your Child and the Use of iPads

  One of the most popular devices used in homes throughout Ireland is the iPad. It is certainly something that has made online connectivity a part of day to day life. Often children as young as 18 months can know how to swipe the screen to activate the iPad. Ipads are increasingly becoming a central […]

We can keep your kids safe online.. pass it on!

Welcome behind the scenes at the Chatbudi HQ, an Irish Start-up developing a trusted, safe communication app for children.   We have been inviting parents and kids to our office at the UCD Innovation Centre to share their digital parenting stories, fears and ambitions. Everyday we turn over a new stone and learn more about […]