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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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Tips for Helping Teens to Safely Navigate Social Media

Tips for Helping Teens to Safely Navigate Social Media

Does it feel like your teenager is constantly attached to a device and seems more engaged with social media than with you? Here are some tips to help your child to stay safe on social media!   -Take every opportunity possible to remind teenagers that what they see when they are using social media is only a snippet of people’s lives and […]

Live Streaming Apps: Keeping your Teen Safe!

Live Streaming Apps: Keeping your Teen Safe!

It’s likely that your teen will experiment with live streaming on any new technology they may have received this Christmas. Read on for some advice on how to ensure that they stay safe. Live streaming apps like Facebook Live and Periscope are becoming increasingly popular among teenagers. Apps like these offer an opportunity to immediately […]

Buying Technology for your Kids in the Sales? Think Safety F...

Buying Technology for your Kids in the Sales? Think Safety First!

There’s no doubt there are some great bargains to be had in the January sales! Technology is a particular arena where there are often big reductions! If you are considering purchasing a new digital device, it’s a good idea to bear the following tips in mind. Take into account what age the child you are […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]