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Digital Literacy has Never Been so Important

Digital Literacy has Never Been so Important

There is no doubt that this period of lock down has highlighted the importance of connection within families and communities and technology has played a big part in establishing and maintaining that contact. It’s going to be increasingly important that kids are what we term digitally literate in the years ahead. One of the core […]

Games Consoles: Staying Safe this Christmas

Games Consoles: Staying Safe this Christmas

Is there a chance that a games console will be a gift in your house this Christmas?   If so, what can you do to help ensure that your child stays safe while playing on a console? The first thing to do is to check out what parental controls are available with the console and […]

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Our Advice to Parents

Keeping Kids Safe Online: Our Advice to Parents

We are often asked what advice we would offer to parents when it comes to talking to their kids about staying safe online. Well, our blog this week offers the insights we have gleaned from our work, on helping kids to stay safe online. The first thing we tell children and teens we meet when […]

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 […]

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 […]