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The New Face of Education: The Use of Technology

There is no denying that the current public health situation that is gripping Ireland means that our kids have had to adapt to new ways of learning and experiencing education. The basis of much of this education is technology. Our blog this week looks at some of the platforms that children are using to stay […]

Make Staying Safe Online a Priority

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As Ireland’s lock down is extended for a further three weeks have a read of our tips for making staying safe online a priority conversation in your home during this challenging time. Start and keep the conversation going: Talk to your child as much as possible about how important it is to stay safe when […]

Tips for Helping to Create a Balance in the Use of Technolog...

Tips for Helping to Create a Balance in the Use of Technology

The reality is that in this digital age screens are everywhere, particularly now during the Covid-19 pandemic. Children could potentially be spending time looking at a screen from the time they wake up every morning. What can we do to help children better manage their use of screens and create a balance in the use […]

Listening: A Key Tool in Helping to Keep your Child Safe Onl...

Listening: A Key Tool in Helping to Keep your Child Safe Online!

  It really is 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. […]

Kids and Smartphones: Is there an Appropriate Age?

Kids and Smartphones: Is there an Appropriate Age?

With technology being all around us it is inevitable that your child will at some point ask you, or pester you, to get their own smartphone. 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 […]

The Zeeko T-Shirt Rule on Posting Content

The Zeeko T-Shirt Rule on Posting Content

  Although it’s far from the time of year for wearing t-shirts, you may have heard your child talk about the T-Shirt rule, well you have Zeeko to thank for that!  When we visit schools all over Ireland to talk to kids about staying safe online, one of the topics that gets the biggest reaction […]

Fact or Fiction? Teaching your Child about Fake News!

Fact or Fiction? Teaching your Child about Fake News!

With a 24-hour news cycle surrounding us it can be a big challenge to get a handle on separating fact from fiction.  Developing the ability to decipher what is real from what is fake when it comes to online content is certainly a crucial skill, not only for children but adults too!  One area where […]

Cyberbullying: Helping your Child to Deal with it

Cyberbullying: Helping your Child to Deal with it

  Unfortunately, the cyber element to bullying is a growing concern for parents and schools. There was a time when bullying was confined to face to face interaction. With the growing use of digital communication, the cyber element to bullying is only increasing. What can you do to support your child if they become the […]