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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 […]

Helping your Child to Deal with Cyberbullying

Helping your Child to Deal with Cyberbullying

Just last week the Garda Siochana released a video offering advice on how to deal with cyberbullying. Unfortunately, the cyber element to bullying is a growing concern for parents and schools. There was a time when bullying was confined to face to face interaction. With the growing use of digital communication, the cyber element to […]

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 […]

Zeeko Top Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe Online!

Zeeko Top Tips to Keep the Whole Family Safe Online!

  Given the recent findings from the Growing Up in Ireland Study that almost a quarter of nine-year olds in the country have an online profile, have a read of our Zeeko Top Tips to help keep the whole family safe online! Use technology in communal spaces: We know that this is not always possible […]

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 […]

Helping your Child Deal with Cyberbullying

Helping your Child Deal with Cyberbullying

Unfortunately, the cyber element to bullying is a growing concern for parents and schools. There was a time when bullying was confined to face to face interaction. With the growing use of digital communication, the cyber element to bullying is only increasing. What can you do to support your child if they become the victim […]

Creating a ‘Digital Contract’ this Summer!

Creating a ‘Digital Contract’ this Summer!

  Now that the summer holidays are almost upon us, children and teenagers will be out of their usual routine, which for the most part is a great thing. The summer is a time to relax and enjoy summer camps and spending time together with family and friends. However, the lack of a structure can […]

Creating a Balance in the use of Technology

Creating a Balance in the use of Technology

  Achieving a healthy balance in the use of technology is a challenge for children and adults alike. With growing public discourse in relation to the use of technology our blog this week offers advice on practical ways to create and maintain a balance when it comes to the use of technology with a particular […]

Teens and Social Media: Self-Expression and Staying Safe

Teens and Social Media: Self-Expression and Staying Safe

It’s likely that if you are currently parenting a teenager you are among the first generation of parents to be negotiating the uncharted territory of digital parenting. 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 childhoods. From […]

Why Digital Literacy is so Important for Kids

Why Digital Literacy is so Important for Kids

It’s not so long ago since there was only one digital device in an office and it was unlikely that people had access to a computer at home. Now you would be forgiven for thinking that digital devices were always part of life! Developing the skills needed to operate in a world surrounded by technology […]