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Kids and Gaming: How to Keep Everyone Safe!

  As members of the secondary teacher’s union ASTI raise concerns about the impact of gaming on children, we offer advice on helping keep children safe. Assistant general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) Moira Leydon has said teachers have being “expressing concern about the overuse and amount of time children are […]

Fortnite: How to Help your Child Stay Safe

  Fortnite, it’s the gaming craze that shows no sign of fading. It is likely that your child wants to play or knows someone who is already playing. So, what can you do to help your child to stay safe if they play Fortnite? The main game focuses on a Save The World mode where […]

The Challenge of Parenting in a Digital Age

  There are few who would deny that technology is having a huge impact on almost all elements of our lives. It is most definitely having an impact on parenting and is adding a new dimension to an already very challenging role. Many parents we meet through our work at Zeeko are overwhelmed by the […]

Zeeko Tips for Great Digital Parenting!

  There’s no need to outline the huge juggling act that parents are faced with on a monthly, weekly, daily and often hourly basis when it comes to managing family life. Adding technology, social media and time spent online into that mix certainly creates additional challenges. With secondary school students now finished school for the […]

Fortnite: What Parents Need to Know

  Fortnite, it’s the newest craze in online gaming and is proving incredibly popular. It has been around for a while on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac but recently added iOS to this list. The main game focuses on a Save The World mode where you attack and shoot enemies with weapons and […]

Online Gaming: The Changing Face of Childhood

    The way that children play is changing. Instead of spending time playing face to face, children of all ages are spending time playing games online. Along with the obvious challenges of managing screentime where gaming is concerned, there are other things that children and parents need to bear in mind when playing games […]

Keeping the Conversation on Staying Safe Online Current!

  With all the conversations that you need to have with your children in the course of a week it can be a challenge to fit in the topic of staying safe online! During the workshops we deliver in primary and secondary schools throughout the country we regularly hear from children of all ages about […]

Messaging Apps: Keeping your Child Safe

  Not so long ago the main way people communicated was face to face or possibly by text. Now it’s a very different story. Messaging apps are becoming an increasingly popular way of communicating particularly among preteens and teenagers. The speed and immediacy of this type of communication can of course have benefits but it […]

The Kik App: What Parents Need to Know

  Sharing videos, images and messages via apps is fast becoming a new communication phenomenon among Irish children and teenagers. Kik is a new messaging app which allows users to chat and also share videos, images and content from the web in the form of a text message that does not have a limit on […]

Why It’s Never Too Early to Learn About Staying Safe Online

  Technology and digital devices are now part of the vast majority of Irish homes and children at a younger and younger age are exposed to technology in all its forms. In the research for our most recent All Ireland Digital Trend Report we discovered that children as young as five had access to a […]