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Press Release October 2022

Irish EdTech Company Signs Agreement with Vietnam’s Institute for Education Technology – Zeeko to trial Magical Leaders programme for students in 5 schools in Hanoi Dublin, Ireland, 21 October 2022, Zeeko, the Irish EdTech company, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Vietnam’s Institute for Education Technology to trial an EdTech programme for

Press Release November 2018

Ahead of Seasonal Sale Events Research by Zeeko Indicates 1 in 3 Boys aged 8 are Playing Over 18 Online GamesDublin, Ireland, 21 November 2018, Ahead of upcoming seasonal sale events, such as Black Friday, Cyber Monday and the Christmas sales, research findings announced today by Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie), indicate that 1 in 3 boys aged 8

Press Release October 2018

Zeeko Launches New Peer-to-Peer Interactive Platform to Transform Teaching Internet Safety to Primary School ChildrenDublin, Ireland, 16 October 2018, Zeeko, the Irish Edtech start-up, today announced the launch of a new and interactive Peer-to-Peer educational platform to transform the way internet safety is taught to primary school children in Ireland.Zeeko, headquartered at NovaUCD, the Centre for

Press Release September 2018

Edtech firm providing kids with the tools to keep themselves safe online Zeeko aiming to fill a large gap in the effort to build children’s digital literacy, writes John Cradden   ‘What we’re trying to do is not so much give kids information but teach them skills for the 21st century,’ says Joe Kenny, founder

Press Release July 2018

Zeeko welcomes The Government Action Plan on Online SafetyDublin, Ireland 8th January 2016, Zeeko, headquartered at NovaUCD, welcomes the Government Action Plan on Online Safety as launched by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The Action Plan is centred on five goals to ensure public safety online (i) online safety for all (ii) better supports for citizens (iii)

Press Release April 2018

Zeeko publishes the results of its latest digital trend report Children’s Online Behaviour in Ireland 2016-18Dublin, 24th April. Zeeko, headquartered at NovaUCD, announced the findings of its digital trend report Children’s Online Behaviour in Ireland 2016-18. The data used in this survey was collected from May 2016 to February 2018 in primary and secondary schools

Press Release January 2018

Zeeko report shows Irish secondary school students 30% more likely to engage in sexting by the time they reach senior cycleDublin, 10th January. A risky form of online behaviour called sexting i.e. the act of exchanging sexually explicit content online in the form of images, videos and text has become a prominent feature of Irish

Press Release Nov 2017

Zeeko Secures €100,000 in Funding to Launch New Research Project on Virtual Reality and Children’s HealthDublin, Ireland 7 November 2017, Zeeko (www.zeeko.ie), an Irish EdTech start-up, today announced that it has secured just over €100,000 in funding through the Horizon 2020 SME Innovation Associate Programme.The company is using the funding to launch a new research

Press Release May 2017

Zeeko Confirms High Internet Usage in Ireland Among Young PeopleDublin, Ireland 17 May 2017, Today the World Health Organisation has suggested that a dramatic rise in the use of computers and social media is wreaking havoc on the health of young people.Zeeko, an Irish EdTech start-up which works with parents to teach their children to

Press Release January 2017

Zeeko Report Indicates Widespread Use of Mobile Devices by Primary School ChildrenDublin, 3rd January 2017. Zeeko an Irish-based company located at Nova UCD works to educate parents to teach their children to stay safe online. Zeeko, today, Tuesday, 3rd January, announced results of its second School Digital Trend Report. The digital trend report is based on the

Press Release January 2016

ZEEKO Achieves Crowdfunding Target in First WeekDublin, Ireland 8th January 2016, Zeeko, an Irish Start-Up based at Nova UCD which works to educate parents and teachers to teach their children to stay safe online, today, Friday, 8th January 2016 announced the successful completion of the crowdfunding campaign it launched earlier this week.Joe Kenny ,founder of

Press Release February 2022

Zeeko Announces Findings of Digital Behaviour Trends ResearchAhead of Safer Internet Day Zeeko has announced findings from its latest ‘Digital Behaviour Trends’ research. Among the findings, 15% of primary school children report that they have been cyberbullied.Zeeko, an Irish Ed-tech company, is a leader in internet safety for children in Ireland and is a NovaUCD

Practical tips for staying safe online

Being safe online is essential. We often relate being safe online to not speaking with strangers and cyberbullying. However, that is only one side of it. We have compiled a list of more technical things you can keep in mind to protect both you and your children while on the Internet.Don’t share personal informationThe most

How to be Well Digitally

 Digital wellbeing is a term used to describe the impact of technologies and digital services on people’s mental, physical, social, and emotional health. We are now more conscious of our mental health. The online world is a great place for both adults and students to learn. However, it often brings with it feelings of anxiousness and

What is Omegle?

 A site that has been around for years is Omegle. Unlike most sites and social media platforms, the novelty of this one doesn’t seem to be wearing off. The presenters of our Internet Safety seminars are asked frequently about this site, we thought it was worth putting the information we have into a blog to

5 ways to help your child maintain their mental health over the summer holidays

Summer is coming! In our last blog, we spoke on how to maintain your child’s digital wellbeing. Here at Zeeko, we believe that digital well-being and mental health go hand in hand. However, digital well-being is just one aspect of positive mental health. There are many contributing factors, some of which become more prevalent over

5 ways to protect kids’ digital wellbeing over the summer months

 Summer is coming! Can you believe we are at that stage of the year now? For many of you who follow our weekly blog, it must be nice to go from the transition of the beginning of the school year, Christmas, Easter and now finally Summer. Although the thought of summer is exciting it can

Teaching Teamwork

What is teamwork? Teamwork teaches essential communication and social skills, such as active listening and effective speaking. When working as a team, students learn how to listen to their leaders and coaches in order to perform their individual roles. However, why is this important for our students to learn?Some students are introverts and working with others

Magical Leaders Past Teacher

There is a lot of interest in this year’s Magical Leaders programme. At Zeeko, we are delighted to have so many schools and teachers on board. We wanted to share with you this piece written by last year’s Magical Leaders teacher, Ronan Barrett from Rathfarnham Educate Together N.S.“I had visits from Zeeko in the past

Social Media Cheat Sheet

Internet and online safety is very important. Today we take a look further into how our kids can be safer on Instagram, YouTube and TikTok.Instagram   Instagram is a social media app used to share photos, videos, and messages. The main features are, Stories, Feed/Grid posts, Instagram Live, and private messaging. Most people use Instagram

Teaching Innovation

 Innovation can be defined simply as a "new idea, device or method". However, innovation is often also viewed as the application of better solutions that meet new requirements, needs, or existing market needs. A person might often be described as innovative, but our question is can a student or child be taught how to be

Dyslexia and the Primary School Child

What is Dyslexia? There are many definitions of dyslexia but the one we use at Dyslexia Matters Ireland is the definition by the International Dyslexia Association. They say that dyslexia is characterized by difficulties with accurate and/or fluent word recognition, poor spelling and decoding abilities.Dyslexia affects between 5-15% of the population (in Ireland we say around

Should students to use the internet for homework?

 At Zeeko, we always start any presentation we make by saying that the internet is a fantastic resource, and it really is! Our internet safety seminars are the leading seminars in Ireland, having attended hundreds of Irish schools throughout the years. Teaching both children and parents how to navigate the internet safely is really important

Can we teach leadership skills to students?

To empower the next generation to take charge, enact change and make a positive impact on the world, they need to be confident leaders. It is often said that leaders are born not taught, but we wholly disagree with this. We believe leadership can and should be taught in schools, especially in primary schools. It's

Working with your Kids to find a Balance between on and Offline Activities

In every aspect of life, we need to find balance. This can be difficult because, as human beings, we tend to become obsessed with things and activities. Addiction to screen time is a genuine thing. Once we create a habit in something it can be difficult to break that habit. Excessive screen time is a

Betting and Gambling in Young People

Gambling is what’s known as a ‘silent addiction’. With other types and forms of addiction, it’s easier to notice the changes. For example, the most obvious form of addiction would be substance abuse, where there is a clear decline in health and changes in mood. You might be thinking that the concept of school students

Are your kids talking to strangers online?

The answer is simple, YES. How do they speak with strangers online? The thought of a stranger approaching our children online is every parent’s nightmare. What some don’t realise is that there is no denying that our children are speaking to strangers online daily. Now, don’t get us wrong, this doesn’t mean there are criminals at the

How to teach your class Problem Solving

21st Century Skills & Problem Solving21st-century skills are a set of abilities that students need to develop to succeed in the information age. There are 12 of these skills in total that are broken down into the 3 categories of Learning, Literacy and Life Skills. These skills have always been required in working life, and,

How the Internet and our Mental Health do not always mix well

Kids Mental Health in 2022 We’ve spoken previously about how our student’s mental health can be affected during January. We have now finally moved into February we would like to think that spirits have been lifted as we move into Spring. However, our children and students are now part of what is known as the ‘Covid

How Parents and Teachers can also look after their Digital Wellbeing

How being online may be affecting your wellbeing. We are so often focused on how the internet and social media is affecting the health and wellbeing of our children and students, we often forget about our own. As adults, we would like to think that we are mature and wise enough not to be fazed about things