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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 […]

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 […]

How to Help your Child Identify Fake News!

How to Help your Child Identify Fake News!

In the wake of the Momo Challenge there has been lots of coverage about being able to identify what is a hoax online from what is real.  Developing the ability to decipher what is real from what is fake when it comes to online content is certainly a crucial skill, not only for children but […]

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 […]

The Momo Challenge: What Parents Need to Know

The Momo Challenge: What Parents Need to Know

It’s highly likely that you have heard of an online challenge known as Momo over the last few days. So serious are the concerns about this that the Gardai have issued advice to parents in relation to it. The Laois Offaly Division of the Garda Siochana issued the following statement via Twitter in relation to […]

Sharing Live Content Online: How to keep your child safe!

Sharing Live Content Online: How to keep your child safe!

  Does your child enjoy spending time using apps that have a ‘live’ element to them? This live element is known as streaming. It usually involves creating short videos and sharing them with friends via an app. It can also refer to communicating via video with other users of the app. These are not always […]

How to Help Your Child Deal with Obscene Content Online

How to Help Your Child Deal with Obscene Content Online

We have all received emails with content that shocks us, be that it contains pornographic material or uses provocative images and language. As adults we have the maturity to be able to know when content is inappropriate or indeed sinister. Absolutely understandably children are still developing the skills to be able to differentiate between what […]