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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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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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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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Explaining Digital Footprint to Children

Explaining Digital Footprint to Children

    If you asked a group of adults what they understand by the term digital footprint it’s likely that they would struggle to give an answer! So, it is little surprise that children struggle to grasp this concept. Most kids, understandably, don’t think of the long-term implications of what they are sharing today i.e. […]

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Catfishing: What Parents Need to Know

Catfishing: What Parents Need to Know

  Catfishing, it’s a phrase that most people associate with the hit MTV Show ‘Catfish’. In terms of online safety catfishing is a serious concern in particular for the parents of teenagers. Our most recent research at Zeeko found that, students in secondary school had more contacts with strangers online, specifically: 50% of male and […]

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7 Benefits of Coding for Kids and Students

7 Benefits of Coding for Kids and Students

Coding is becoming increasingly popular among Irish children. Have a read of this guest article by Holly Clark from US based Codakid.com on the benefits of coding!  For kids to appreciate how the modern technology operates, there is a need to introduce them to coding. Most kids are living in a world where technology has […]

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Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: A Guide for Parents

Keeping Your Kids Safe Online: A Guide for Parents

We are delighted to have a  guest blogger this week. Daniel Sherwin is a single dad raising two children. At DadSolo.com, he aims to provide other single dads with information and resources to help them better equip themselves on the journey that is parenthood. Keeping kids safe when they’re online is a concern most parents […]

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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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The Challenge of Parenting in a Digital Age

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 pace […]

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