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Protecting Children Online: The Role of Social Media Compani...

Protecting Children Online: The Role of Social Media Companies

There has been a lot of focus on the protection of children when they are online over the last number of weeks in Ireland, in light of the imprisonment of Mathew Horan. It is of course every adults’ responsibility to keep children safe online and that includes parents, teachers, grandparents and carers. There is of […]

The Zeeko Digital Trend Report 2017: What Irish Kids are Doi...

The Zeeko Digital Trend Report 2017: What Irish Kids are Doing Online!

  It is likely you have seen or heard coverage in the media this week of the findings of our most recent research at Zeeko, the findings reveal what Irish children are doing when they are online, their social media platforms of choice and what digital devices kids are using to interact with others, both […]

What do you Know About your Child’s Digital Life?

What do you Know About your Child’s Digital Life?

When your child comes home from an extracurricular activity or spending time with friends it is highly likely that you ask them a few questions about how they got on. How often have you asked them about what they are doing when they are online? When we meet parents at our parent seminars in schools, […]

Why is a Digital Detox so Important for Teens?

Why is a Digital Detox so Important for Teens?

  Do you feel that your teenager seems to be always connected to a digital device? When we deliver our parent seminars in secondary schools throughout the country we regularly hear from parents that they have concerns about how much time their child is spending attached to and engaging with a digital device. When we […]

Communicating with your Teen About What they are Doing Onlin...

Communicating with your Teen About What they are Doing Online

Communicating with a teenager can undoubtedly be a challenge. This is most certainly the case when it comes to what they are doing when they are online. Many of the parents we meet in the course of our work in Zeeko have genuine concerns about what their child is potentially, exposed to when they are […]

Online Gaming: The Changing Face of Childhood

Online Gaming: The Changing Face of Childhood

  The way that children play is changing. Instead of spending time playing face to face, children of all ages are spending time playing games online. Along with the obvious challenges of managing screentime where gaming is concerned, there are other things that children and parents need to bear in mind when playing games online. […]

Meet our Zeeko Presenter: Kirsty Park

Meet our Zeeko Presenter: Kirsty Park

  This week we profile Zeeko presenter Kirsty Park. Kirsty is an Irish Research Council funded PhD researcher in Communications at DCU. She has worked as a lecturer and taught coding workshops for Transition Year students. We talk to Kirsty about her role with Zeeko visiting schools throughout the country to help keep kids safe online! […]

Meet Our Zeeko Presenter: Davina Brady

Meet Our Zeeko Presenter: Davina Brady

We are incredibly lucky to have a fantastic team of presenters working with Zeeko. We thought you might like to know more about them! So, over the next few months we will be profiling each of our presenters, where they will share their expertise and experience of delivering our internet safety message in schools throughout […]

Steps to Keeping your Kids Safe on Social Media

Steps to Keeping your Kids Safe on Social Media

There used to be a time when keeping kids safe involved looking both ways before crossing the street or avoiding strangers. While those are still much needed life skills, our children are growing up in an increasingly digital and social world. Today’s kids embrace social media and technology as their primary means of communication and […]

Explaining their Digital Footprint to your Child

Explaining their Digital Footprint to your Child

  Digital footprint- it’s a relatively new concept but an increasingly important one. People’s digital footprint can have a significant impact on areas like career progression and general areas of personal privacy. This goes for adults and children alike. The full impact of digital footprint is only now beginning to be researched and it will […]