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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 […]

Tips for Helping Teens to Safely Navigate Social Media

  Does it feel like your teenager is constantly attached to a device and seems more engaged with social media than with you? Here are some tips to help your child to stay safe on social media!   -Take every opportunity possible to remind teenagers that what they see when they are using social media is only a snippet of people’s lives […]

Staying in Touch with What your Child is Doing Online

  Do you find it challenging to keep up with what children are doing when they are online? This concern is totally understandable as parents lead increasingly busy and demanding lives. It can undoubtedly be a juggling act to keep on top of routine daily tasks in addition to keeping a watchful and informed eye […]

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 […]

Teaching Kids to be Careful of What they Share Online

We all know that feeling of wanting to share some exciting news with our friends and family, when you are ‘bursting to tell’ someone something, well kids often feel like that about sharing information online. The obvious and important difference with the online element of things is, of course, safety. What are the things you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Facebook Launch Messenger Kids: What You Need to Know

  Given the increasingly crowded market of messaging apps and the rush by social media companies to engage a younger and younger audience, it was only a matter of time before Facebook developed a messaging service for children under the age of 13. It was launched just last week in the US and will undoubtedly […]

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

  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 […]