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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 […]

A New School Year: Tips for Staying Safe Online!

  It’s so hard to believe that we are at the end of the summer and that school has started in earnest for the vast majority of students. Our team at Zeeko would like to welcome you back to the new academic year. We hope you have had a great summer and got the opportunity […]

Developing Digital Skills: A Key Way for Kids to Stay Safe O...

  The interactive workshops that we deliver at Zeeko, in schools throughout Ireland are helping children to develop digital skills that help them stay safe online. We encourage the children and teenagers we meet to reflect on how they currently use the internet to interact with others. We also encourage them to develop the critical […]

Back to School: Be sure to Pack Internet Safety in your Chil...

  It is officially the end of summer, as primary and second level pupils return to school. This can be a good time of the year to revisit a conversation about staying safe online with your child, individually and as a family. The start of school marks a return to routines and a level of […]

Managing Time Spent Online Over the Summer

  The summer holidays are just around the corner for children in primary school and are already in full swing for those at second level. The summer is traditionally a time when the strict routines in place during the academic year are relaxed. It is a time for families to spend some quality time together, […]

Helping your Child Stay Grounded when using Social Networkin...

  A survey of over one thousand young people aged 14 to 24 has found that Instagram is the worst social media site in terms of its impact on the mental health of young people. The #StatusofMind survey conducted by the Royal Society for Public Health, found the photo-sharing app negatively impacted on people’s body […]

Teens and Screens: Creating a Balance

  The term ‘screenager’ is becoming increasingly common and it’s not hard to see why. The amount of screens that young people have access to in their everyday life is huge. With a growing number of schools using technology like iPads and Tablets as part of the educational experience, teens can spend a huge amount […]

Screentime: How Best to Manage it

  When we visit schools throughout Ireland and during our parents digital crash courses one question that comes up consistently is in relation to screentime, how best to manage it and how to encourage a healthy online offline balance for children. The reality is that in this digital age screens are everywhere. Children could potentially […]

Back to School – How to Stay Safe Online

Now that the summer holidays are over it is an important time to consider talking to your child about staying safe online. Over the summer months it is very usual that routines you have in place have become less strict and that your child may have spent increased time playing online and/ or using screens. […]