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Teaching Kids to Identify Fake News!

Teaching Kids to Identify Fake News!

As we all adjust to living with Covid-19 we are being encouraged to only engage with legitimate news sources. This is an ideal opportunity to teach your child about the importance of identifying fake news.   Developing the ability to decipher what is real from what is fake when it comes to online content is certainly […]

Teaching your Child about their Digital Footprint

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During this time when we are all being asked to #stayhome and #staysafe to help to stop the spread of Covid-19 it may be a good time to teach your child about the concept of their digital footprint and how important their digital footprint is for them now and in the future. If you asked […]

Fact or Fiction? Teaching your Child about Fake News!

Fact or Fiction? Teaching your Child about Fake News!

With a 24-hour news cycle surrounding us it can be a big challenge to get a handle on separating fact from fiction.  Developing the ability to decipher what is real from what is fake when it comes to online content is certainly a crucial skill, not only for children but adults too!  One area where […]

The Importance of Explaining Digital Footprint to your Child

The Importance of Explaining Digital Footprint to your Child

As World Mental Health Day was marked earlier this week our blog focuses on the importance of teaching kids about the long-term implications of their digital footprint for every aspect of their health and in particular their mental health. If you asked a group of adults what they understand by the term digital footprint it’s […]

Talking to Kids About Their Digital Footprint

Talking to Kids About Their Digital Footprint

When we visit schools throughout the country to deliver our message about staying safe online, one of the topics kids struggle to grasp is that they are creating and leaving a digital footprint when they are online. Most kids, understandably, don’t think of the long-term implications of what they are sharing today i.e. that it […]

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 […]

Tips for Raising Digitally Literate Kids

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  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 […]

Explaining Digital Footprint to Children

Explaining Digital Footprint to Children

    If you asked a group of adults what they understand by the term digital footprint it’s likely that they would struggle to give an answer! So, it is little surprise that children struggle to grasp this concept. Most kids, understandably, don’t think of the long-term implications of what they are sharing today i.e. […]

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 […]

Ponder Before you Post! Tips for Safely Sharing Content Onli...

Ponder Before you Post! Tips for Safely Sharing Content Online

When we are visiting schools around the country to deliver internet safety workshops and parent and teacher talks one of the topics that we hear about most regularly relates to the content that children are sharing online. Their level of awareness of what they are sharing, how that content can potentially be altered and how […]