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Is It Time To Refresh Your Transition Programme?

A report by Voice Community recently shared insights gathered from a pool of 600 teachers, teaching assistants, headteachers and early years practitioners. According to the report, “Mental health was the single biggest concern voiced by our members … It was clear that the impact of coronavirus would be felt for a long time and that…

Talking to your students about screen time

For young people today, screens and the internet are part of the everyday. Many have never experienced a time without smartphones and personal computers in the home. Unfortunately, for something so embedded and necessary in our society, in general we do not have the best relationship with technology and screens. Too much screen time and…

Online Gaming: Helping Kids Stay Safe

Online gaming is an area we hear regularly about from parents. They are genuinely concerned about what their children are experiencing and encountering when they are engaging in gaming online. So, what can parents do to help their kids stay safe if when they are gaming online? When it comes to any game your child…

Virtual School Tours

Virtual School ToursTake your class on an epic digital adventure!It’s that time of the year when our students would usually be looking forward to an exciting school tour. Unfortunately, this year many schools have had to cancel their school tours due to the impact of Covid-19, and students and teachers are left with nothing much…

Helping Teens Stay Safe on Social Media

Undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges for parents is helping their kids to stay safe when they are using social media.   A virtually erasable digital footprint, spending increasing amounts of time online and dealing with a whole new form of peer pressure that relates to social media, is undoubtedly having a significant impact on childhood.…

Live Streaming: Keeping Kids Safe!

Over the last few months it’s possible that your child has become more familiar with recording elements of their everyday lives.  The term vlogging ,which is essentially videoing your every day life is becoming increasingly popular among those in their late teens and early 20’s. Being exposed to the live element of the online world…

Zeeko Digital Parenting Tips!

The challenges of parenting may feel never ending and there is now a new element to parenting and it’s digital! Everything from encouraging your kids to have a balance in their use of technology to helping them to be aware of the issues that they may face when they are online is an additional aspect…

Is there a Right Age for a Child to have a Smartphone?

Has your child asked you when they can have their own smartphone? Well, you’re not alone! It’s one of the most common questions we get asked by parents. What age is the right age for a child to have a smartphone? Smartphones can undoubtedly open a whole new world to your child in very positive…

Magical Leaders - A teaching resource for learning and applying 21st century skills.

Magical Leaders – A teaching resource for learning and applying 21st century skills.The world is changing more rapidly than we could ever imagine. It was not that many years ago that portable mobile phones, AI, and voice-controlled technology were nothing more than tropes in science fiction movies. Now they are part of our every day…

Listening: An Important Tool in Keeping Kids Safe Online!

  It’s really so important not to underestimate the power of listening when it comes to getting a handle on what your children are doing when they spend time online. Listening to their experiences the good and the not so good will be a great help to you in helping them to stay safe online.…

The Zeeko T-Shirt Rule on Sharing Content!

Although it’s far from the time of year for wearing t-shirts, it’s time to talk about the Zeeko t-shirt rule for posting content online!  When we visit schools all over Ireland, virtually or when schools reopen in person, to talk to kids about staying safe online, one of the topics that gets the biggest reaction…

Safer Internet Day 2021: Together for a Better Internet!

Today, February 9th, 2021 marks what is now the annual Safer Internet Day. It is a European wide event that highlights the importance of staying safe online and creating an online community where people work collaboratively to build a safer online world. The theme for the Day is Together for a Better Internet. Through our…