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Learn how to help young people to safely benefit from the Internet and technology

Dr Grainne Kirwan - Cyber Psychologist Specialist - On Internet Safety

Online interactions today may sometimes seem to be a minefield, especially for young people and their parents who are concerned about Internet safety. The temptation might be to prevent children from accessing online technologies entirely, in what may be a well-intentioned but misguided attempt to protect them from the various dangers online. Nevertheless, without the…

Online Stranger Danger

Safety rules are second nature to children; belt up in the car, look left and right crossing the road and do not talk to strangers. So why in an age where our children are so aware of the dangers of speaking to strangers in the real world, are so many comfortable with interacting and engaging…

Buying Technology for Kids at Christmas

It’s the time of year when there is only one thing on the top of most children’s Christmas list and that is technology! Here is some advice from Zeeko on what to bear in mind if you are going to purchase a piece of technology for your child this Christmas. Make sure that the technology…

Age Appropriate Games

One of the issues we come across regularly at both our Academy’s with primary school children and our seminars with parents is the area of age appropriate ratings on games. As it draws closer to Christmas and children are asking for specific presents and parents are busy buying them, we thought it would be a…

The Zeeko Crowdfunding Campaign – 4th January 2016

January 4th 2016 is a significant date for us here at Zeeko. That is the date that our crowdfunding campaign goes live! So why are we launching such a campaign and how will it work? A large focus of our work at Zeeko is providing internet safety seminars for children, parents and teachers in primary…

Viewing the Internet from a Parents Perspective

  As a parent of a child currently in primary school, it is likely that your child is more of a digital native than you are! As parents ourselves at Zeeko we are well aware of the concerns that many parents have about their child’s experience of the internet. The first thing to remember is…

Using the Internet for Education with your Kids - The Do's and Don'ts

  A Report published by the OECD in September 2015, into the use of ICT in education, produced a finding that schools have yet to take advantage of the potential of technology in the classroom.(http://www.oecd.org/education/new-approach-needed-to-deliver-on-technologys-potential-in-schools.htm). As a parent you can encourage your child to take advantage of technology to contribute to their learning. At Zeeko we…

WHAT IS “STOP, BLOCK, TELL?”

WHAT IS “STOP, BLOCK, TELL?” Everyone knows the Safe Cross Code right? It’s the shorthand for the rules for crossing the road, and it’s a great way to create not just an awareness of danger for young children, but it’s also great shorthand for a set of steps to safety. It’s got a catchy tune…

KATE WINSLET IS NOT THE ONLY PARENT WHO THINKS SHE CAN BAN HER CHILDREN FROM SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT SHE WON’T BE ABLE TO

The new film about the life of Steve Jobs gives us all an interesting reminder, in case we needed it, of the powerful impact on our world of one man. Steve Jobs’ innovative brain and vision brought us first the iPod, followed by the iPhone and the iPad. And our lives changed forever. Not only…

Top 5 online Resources to increase your awareness of  cyber bullying and internet safety.

Cyber bullying and Internet safety! Internet safety is our central concern here at Zeeko, and cyber bullying is one of the top issues that arises in our seminars and advice sessions. We have all become more aware of bullying in schools, and rules are in place to help deal with that. And in recent years,…