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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, […]

Helping Kids to Have a Balance when it comes to Technology

Helping Kids to Have a Balance when it comes to Technology

In a world where we are all surrounded by technology how can you help your kids to have a better balance in their use of technology and spend  time unplugged? The reality is that in this digital age screens are everywhere. Children could potentially be spending time looking at a screen from the time they […]

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! […]

Creating a Digital Contract with Kids: All You Need to Know!

Creating a Digital Contract with Kids: All You Need to Know!

It may sound very formal, but have you considered creating a digital contract with your child to help manage things like the use of technology, screentime and time spent communicating with their peers using apps? A digital contract can be a great way for all the family to feel part of the decisions that are […]

Make Staying Safe Online an All Year Round Resolution!

Make Staying Safe Online an All Year Round Resolution!

Make staying safe online an all year round resolution by following these simple tips! Start and keep the conversation going: Talk to your child as much as possible about how important it is to stay safe when they are online. It is never too early to start this conversation. The internet is undoubtedly a fantastic […]

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 […]

Staying safe on games consoles this Christmas!

Staying safe on games consoles this Christmas!

Is Santa due to deliver a games console to your house?  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 to activate these. Parental controls are of […]