Parent Advice Hub

Learn how to help young people to safely benefit from the Internet and technology

Digital Stranger Danger: When does this become a problem?

‘Talking Angela’ has become one of the focal points of Chatbudi Academy over the past few weeks. For those out there who haven’t had this story cross their radar, ‘Talking Angela’ is a child-friendly entertainment app. It is centred around a cat character, which the user plays with and talks to.   The app requests

Safely Social

Social media can be a minefield for parents. From Snapchat to Facebook, and Instagram to Tumblr, it can be hard to keep track of what platform does what, and often to keep tabs on which of these platforms your child is utilising. Whether you’re at the stage of considering allowing your child on social media,

Accidental, Angry and Real Cyberbullies – Spot the Difference

We all know and have heard of cyberbullying, and we know that this is a threat to our children online. However, as parents we don’t tend to think about the flipside to this – could my child be a cyberbully? We have spoken to children across Ireland about their behaviours online. When we ask a

It’s Official – We’re Launching the Chatbudi Challenge!

  As parents ourselves, we understand that it can be a challenge to introduce and instil new rules in your child, and digital safety rules are no different. We wanted to come up with a fun and interactive way to teach your child some of the basic rules for keeping safe online, and this is

What is Stop-Block-Tell?

Kids nowadays are faced with so many rules; school rules, house rules, rules for their favourite sports,  the list go on and on. It can be overwhelming for them to remember every guideline they must adhere to, even though most are there for their safety and well-being. With that in mind, we are happy to

What is a 'Chatbudi'?

One of our primary objectives when we are speaking to kids, parents and teachers is to encourage open communication on all things digital. Kids can often feel a little bit protective of their online identity, and can even sometimes be ashamed of some of their online behaviour. Encouraging your cyberkid to be open and honest

Need a crash course in Internet Safety for your cyberkids? Look no further...

We’ve got your back   Over the past few months the Chatbudi team has been hard at work solving the problems Irish parents face with their children’s use of the Internet. We have road tripped across Dublin, to schools, shopping centres and sitting-rooms. We have had countless cups of tea with mums and dads and

Great News: Chatbudi is now LIVE!

We can keep your kids safe online.. pass it on!

Welcome behind the scenes at the Chatbudi HQ, an Irish Start-up developing a trusted, safe communication app for children.   We have been inviting parents and kids to our office at the UCD Innovation Centre to share their digital parenting stories, fears and ambitions. Everyday we turn over a new stone and learn more about