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Staying safe on games consoles this Christmas!

Staying safe on games consoles this Christmas!

Is Santa due to deliver a games console to your house?  If so, what can you do to help ensure that your child stays safe while playing on a console? The first thing to do is to check out what parental controls are available with the console and to activate these. Parental controls are of […]

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Technology at Christmas: Keeping your Child Safe!

Technology at Christmas: Keeping your Child Safe!

  As the Christmas season is now in full swing it’s a good time to remind your children whether they are young or a little older about the importance of staying safe online over the next few weeks. It is highly likely that Santa is going to deliver smartphones and/or digital devices in all their […]

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The TikToc App: What is it and why am I hearing so much abou...

The TikToc App: What is it and why am I hearing so much about it?

Another day, another app to try and wrap your head around! TikTok is the latest addition to the ever growing stream of social media apps that are worth knowing about. If you have a young person in your life that is smartphone-savvy, there’s a good chance that they are using this app already. We have […]

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Staying in Touch with What your Child is Doing Online

Staying in Touch with What your Child is Doing Online

Do you find it challenging 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 be a juggling act to keep on top of routine daily tasks in addition to keeping a watchful and informed eye on […]

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Age Ratings on Online Games: What Parents Need to Know

Age Ratings on Online Games: What Parents Need to Know

As you have probably seen in the media recently, our team at Zeeko released results of research we conducted that found that 1 in 3 boys aged 8 are playing over 18’s online games. It’s certainly a scary statistic. In light of these findings here is some useful information on age ratings on games. Age […]

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Snapchat: What Parents Need to Know

Snapchat: What Parents Need to Know

Snapchat, it’s definitely a popular way of ‘chatting’ in the digital world. From our research conducted with kids in schools throughout the Country Snapchat consistently proves popular. In fact, in our most recent research it is in the top 3 of the most popular apps used by children at primary level and its popularity increases […]

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Children and Online Gaming: How to Keep your Child Safe!

Children and Online Gaming: How to Keep your Child Safe!

Does your child like to spend time playing games online? Are you considering buying some online games for your child this Christmas? Children may start playing using a smartphone, Tablet, or iPhone and then move on to the digital devices that have become household names. Devices, like the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and the Nintendo Wii are designed […]

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A Digital Detox for Kids: How to Make it Happen!

A Digital Detox for Kids: How to Make it Happen!

In a world surrounded by technology it is always a good idea to build in a regular digital detox and that’s not just for the younger members of the family! With all the demands on everyone’s time it can be real challenge to find the time to implement a detox of any kind. Here are […]

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Creating a Digital Contract with your Kids

Creating a Digital Contract with your Kids

A digital contract can be a really great way of working collaboratively with your child to help them achieve a balance in their use of technology. Here are some things to bear in mind when creating a digital contract. -Make it a fun activity: Obviously the reasons you are creating a digital contract as a […]

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Helping Children Manage Screentime and Technology

Helping Children Manage Screentime and Technology

With  the most recent findings of the Growing Up in Ireland Study showing that nearly a quarter of nine-year old’s have an online profile and that the time spent on screens is significantly impacting levels of exercise among kids, our blog this week offers tips on managing screentime and creating a balance in the use […]

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