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Staying Connected to What Your Child is Doing Online

  One of the concerns we hear most frequently from parents at our parent seminars in primary and secondary schools, relates to how challenging it can be to keep up with what children are doing when they are online. This concern is totally understandable as parents lead increasingly busy and demanding lives. It can undoubtedly […]

Empowering your Child to Stay Safe Online

In an interview earlier this year our Founder Joe Kenny indicated that internet safety needs to be seen as something as important as learning to safely cross the road. With the increasing use of digital devices and wifi being available more widely in public places, children of all ages have access to a digital world […]

Online Group Chats: How to Keep Your Child Safe

There was a time not too long ago when the only way to communicate was face to face. That’s most certainly not the case now. Given the hectic lives that people live the convenience of using messaging apps to communicate cannot be underestimated. When we visit schools throughout the country we hear from children and […]

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 […]

Social Media: How to Keep Your Child Safe

Social media, it seems to be everywhere! Be it Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat there is always some new development or controversy making headlines about a social networking site or app. Through our work at Zeeko we often hear from parents who are overwhelmed by the amount of apps, games and social networking sites that […]

Children and Smartphones: Keeping Kids Safe

One of the most common questions asked by parents at our parent seminars in schools throughout the country relates to what age is the right age to allow a child to have a smartphone? Smartphones can open up a whole new world to your child in very positive ways such as teaching them about using […]

Musical.ly App: What Parents Need to Know

  The Musical.ly app reached number 1 in the app charts a few weeks ago. So why is it so popular and what do you need to be aware of to ensure that your child stays safe, when they are using it? Musical.ly is essentially a way of sharing music videos with friends. While this […]

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 […]

FIFA: Why it’s so Appealing to Children

In statistics released on gaming in 2014 FIFA was placed 9th in the top 10 games being played worldwide. What should you be aware of if your child plays FIFA. FIFA is particularly appealing to children as it is very interactive and the simulation on it is so lifelike that a child can genuinely feel that […]

Parental guide for kids on Youtube

  When we visit schools throughout the country to talk about kids on Youtube and  staying safe online, we regularly hear from children, their parents and teachers that YouTube is increasingly popular. When we asked kids what their favourite games and apps and social media sites are, as part of our Zeeko All Ireland Digital Trend […]

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