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Kids and Technology: The Challenge of Balance!

Kids and Technology: The Challenge of Balance!

Barnardo’s UK recently released a Report called ‘Left to their own Devices’ which explored the use of social media by Barnardo’s youngest clients. Their insights indicate some children start looking at social media as early as two-years-old. Half of service practitioners responding said they had worked with children aged five to 10 who had been exposed to […]

Helping kids Deal with Peer Pressure on Social Media

Helping kids Deal with Peer Pressure on Social Media

As the State exams in English highlighted teens use of social media and asked are this generation self-obsessed, we look at ways to make sure that your child stays safe when they spend time on social media.  A virtually erasable digital footprint, spending increasing amounts of time online and dealing with a whole new form […]

Ways to Stay Connected to What your Kids are Doing Online!

Ways to Stay Connected to What your Kids are Doing Online!

  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 what your child is doing when they are using technology. So, how can you stay connected to what your child is […]

WhatsApp: Keeping your Teen Safe

WhatsApp: Keeping your Teen Safe

As WhatsApp announce that they have been hacked and ask users to update the app we look at what you need to do to make sure that your child stays safe if they use WhatsApp to message their friends. WhatsApp has revolutionised online messaging, little doubt of that. The app, which allows users to make […]

Helping Kids to Have a Balance when it comes to Technology

Helping Kids to Have a Balance when it comes to Technology

In a world where we are all surrounded by technology how can you help your kids to have a better balance in their use of technology and spend  time unplugged? The reality is that in this digital age screens are everywhere. Children could potentially be spending time looking at a screen from the time they […]

How About a Digital Detox this Easter?

How About a Digital Detox this Easter?

As the Easter holidays are just around the corner our blog this week offers some tips for getting your kids started on a digital detox. 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! […]

Tips for Navigating the Wild World of Twitch.tv

Tips for Navigating the Wild World of Twitch.tv

At Zeeko we are very lucky to have great interns who help us get our message about staying safe online out there! Our guest blogger this week is Benjamin Applegate a 3rd Year university student from Pennsylvania studying abroad in Dublin this spring. He is a media and communications and business double major who specializes in […]

Kids and Gaming: How to Keep Everyone Safe!

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 spending […]

Teens and Social Media: Promoting Self Expression and Safety...

Teens and Social Media: Promoting Self Expression and Safety!

One of the biggest challenges of parenting in a digital age is helping teenagers to strike a healthy balance in their use of technology as a means of communication.  Communicating using social media is a relatively new phenomenon and is certainly something that many parents do not have direct personal experience of from their own […]

Tips for Raising Digitally Literate Kids

Tips for Raising Digitally Literate Kids

  One of the core principals of our work at Zeeko is to help kids to become good digital citizens, in other words to develop the skills to make smart choices when they are online and to know how to be savvy when they are operating in the digital world. These skills can also be […]