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Keeping Kids Safe Online this Summer!

Keeping Kids Safe Online this Summer!

School is officially out for summer in just a few days! Here’s hoping that long sunny days lie ahead. No matter what you can be sure that technology will play a part in everyone’s summer. So, here are some tips for what you can do to ensure that your child stays safe over the summer […]

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 […]

Teenagers and Digital Etiquette: Zeeko Tips

Teenagers and Digital Etiquette: Zeeko Tips

Kids, in particular teens, can get very wrapped up in what they are doing when they spend time online. Our blog this week offers tips on helping kids to learn about digital etiquette. Teach the “Grandma Rule”: As communication via social media becomes ingrained in our culture, children need to know social networking etiquette. A […]

Is there a ‘right’ Age for a Child to have a Smartphone?

Is there a ‘right’ Age for a Child to have a 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 a whole new world to your child in very positive ways such as teaching them digital skills and new ways to use technology to communicate. However, […]

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 […]

Digital Assistants: Keeping your Child Safe

Digital Assistants: Keeping your Child Safe

  You have probably seen articles in the press recently about digital assistants like Alexa allegedly, listening to conversations. This is obviously a concern for adults but also teens and children who may use what are termed digital assistants. Digital assistants are a growing part of everyday life. These are better known by their titles, […]

Talking to Kids About Their Digital Footprint

Talking to Kids About Their Digital Footprint

When we visit schools throughout the country to deliver our message about staying safe online, one of the topics kids struggle to grasp is that they are creating and leaving a digital footprint when they are online. Most kids, understandably, don’t think of the long-term implications of what they are sharing today i.e. that it […]

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! […]

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 […]