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Becoming a Digital Learner - Learning with Tablets

A digital learner utilises digital technologies and resources to acquire knowledge and skills. Digital learning includes online courses, e-books, educational apps, interactive multimedia, virtual classrooms, and many more as the digital world expands. Digital learners often leverage the internet and digital devices like computers, tablets, and smartphones to access educational content anytime and anywhere. Digital…

What if social media didn't exist?

As a parent or teacher, have you ever asked yourself, ‘What if social media never existed?’. At Zeeko, we often reflect on this question having built a business based entirely on protecting and educating our young people on social media and internet safety. As parents ourselves and many of our colleagues having children, it is…

Zeeko's recommended apps for Primary schools

As a parent or teacher, the App or Google Play store can be an intimidating place. Often the brief app descriptions on the app stores don’t paint a whole picture of what the product will truly cover or what information it will hold. We have compiled a list of educational apps we recommend for primary…

Issues we now face because of the internet - combatting with Internet Safety Seminars

We know that technological advancement, especially the internet, has brought many issues to our children’s lives or at least enhanced underlying problems. Regarding education and learning, internet access has changed how students source information. Later in this blog, we will compare the main differences between pre-and post-internet education.The issuesWe are conscious of not continuously repeating…

The Internet is getting worse!!

In today’s digital age, the Internet has become an indispensable tool for learning, communication, and entertainment, especially for students. There are pros to internet usage, but the cons are continually on the rise. Will there ever be a time when the pros will outweigh the cons? Probably not. This leaves us with the question, is…

A Parent's Guide to Device and Social Media Safety

In today’s world, it is the norm for kids to grow up surrounded by social media and gadgets. At this time of the year especially, people of all ages spend more time on their phones or devices. Santa has arrived and undoubtedly has delivered something digital to your household. This digital landscape is an everyday…

Is social media desensitising our children and students?

Social media is a widely controversial topic, especially regarding how our younger generations use it. In our last blog, we discussed how social media can cause our youth to be over-exposed to various topics that they need to be more mature to comprehend. You can read the full blog here. Please read the Irish Examiner…

Are our children becoming overly exposed?

In a digital world, are our children and young people becoming overexposed? We think so. We think so because they are learning more and more about topics that shouldn’t be explored until they are much older. We recently read an article that ultimately inspired this blog. You can read the full article here. However, here…

Phones at the table are a lost opportunity

What does the title of this blog mean? How are phones at the table a lost opportunity? This blog aims to focus on communication and how important communication with children is from a very young age. Whether you are a working parent or not, your child spends most of their young life with their parents…

Internet Safety insights from inside the classroom

At Zeeko, we continually seek ways to give your children the best possible information about social media and online safety. The online world and the world of social media are forever changing and at a speed that can be difficult to keep up with. It’s our mission to help you be as informed as you…

FOMO - Social media FOMO in kids

As a parent, we instinctively want our kids to be liked and included among their peers. It’s natural; no one wants their child to feel left out or appear like they don’t fit in. We want our children to be happy and have a group of friends that they grow and develop with. Social media…

Boundaries around devices - summertime vs school time

How do you set boundaries around devices? This can be a tricky topic to navigate in your household. Boundaries change depending on your child’s age, your values, school policies etc. School life gives structure, families have a routine. Summertime can be different as children have more free time, and parents are often working, so there…