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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! […]

Tips for Navigating the Wild World of Twitch.tv

Tips for Navigating the Wild World of Twitch.tv

At Zeeko we are very lucky to have great interns who help us get our message about staying safe online out there! Our guest blogger this week is Benjamin Applegate a 3rd Year university student from Pennsylvania studying abroad in Dublin this spring. He is a media and communications and business double major who specializes in […]

Teens and Social Media: Promoting Self Expression and Safety...

Teens and Social Media: Promoting Self Expression and Safety!

One of the biggest challenges of parenting in a digital age is helping teenagers to strike a healthy balance in their use of technology as a means of communication.  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 […]

How to Help your Child Identify Fake News!

How to Help your Child Identify Fake News!

In the wake of the Momo Challenge there has been lots of coverage about being able to identify what is a hoax online from what is real.  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 […]

Smartphones and Kids: How to Stay Safe!

Smartphones and Kids: How to Stay Safe!

Did a smartphone enter your house this Christmas? Read on for some advice on helping your child manage the use of their phone! Smartphones are now seen as an almost essential component in the way we communicate with each other and the world around us, and that’s just for the adults! An increasing number of […]

Technology at Christmas: Keeping your Child Safe!

Technology at Christmas: Keeping your Child Safe!

  As the Christmas season is now in full swing it’s a good time to remind your children whether they are young or a little older about the importance of staying safe online over the next few weeks. It is highly likely that Santa is going to deliver smartphones and/or digital devices in all their […]

Helping Children Manage Screentime and Technology

Helping Children Manage Screentime and Technology

With  the most recent findings of the Growing Up in Ireland Study showing that nearly a quarter of nine-year old’s have an online profile and that the time spent on screens is significantly impacting levels of exercise among kids, our blog this week offers tips on managing screentime and creating a balance in the use […]

Digital Literacy: A Skill Every Child Should Acquire!

Digital Literacy: A Skill Every Child Should Acquire!

  It may sound like a buzz word, but digital literacy is in fact an incredibly important skill. When our research team attend European Conferences on internet safety, the importance of digital literacy is always stressed. Developing digital literacy skills is a key component of our newest product at Zeeko, Appyness Online.  So, what is […]

Simple Advice for Being a Great Digital Parent!

Simple Advice for Being a Great Digital Parent!

Parenting can be a challenge, there’s little doubt about that. There is now a new element to parenting and that’s digital! Everything from encouraging your kids to have a balance in their use of technology to helping them to be aware of the issues that they may face when they are online is an additional […]