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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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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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Zeeko Top Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe Online!

Zeeko Top Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe Online!

  Given the recent findings from the Growing Up in Ireland Study that almost a quarter of nine-year olds in the country have an online profile, have a read of our Zeeko Top Tips to help keep the whole family safe online! Use technology in communal spaces: We know that this is not always possible […]

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Teaching Kids to be Careful of What they Share Online

Teaching Kids to be Careful of What they Share Online

We all know that feeling of wanting to share some exciting news with our friends and family, when you are ‘bursting to tell’ someone something, well kids often feel like that about sharing information online. The obvious and important difference with the online element of things is, of course, safety. What are the things you […]

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Fake News: Helping Your Child Identify It!

Fake News: Helping Your Child Identify It!

  Throughout our work at Zeeko we promote the importance of the development of digital skills as a way of helping children to make smart choices and stay safe when they are online. Developing the ability to decipher what is real from what is fake when it comes to online content is certainly a crucial […]

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Ponder Before you Post! Tips for Safely Sharing Content Onli...

Ponder Before you Post! Tips for Safely Sharing Content Online

When we are visiting schools around the country to deliver internet safety workshops and parent and teacher talks one of the topics that we hear about most regularly relates to the content that children are sharing online. Their level of awareness of what they are sharing, how that content can potentially be altered and how […]

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Roblox: What Parents Need to Know

Roblox: What Parents Need to Know

One of the online games we consistently hear about when we visit primary schools around the country to talk about staying safe online is Roblox,  www.roblox.com  – a game creation site that allows users to  both design and upload their own games and play games in a multi player environment. It’s particularly popular among young children. […]

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