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How to Help Your Child Deal with Obscene Content Online

How to Help Your Child Deal with Obscene Content Online

We have all received emails with content that shocks us, be that it contains pornographic material or uses provocative images and language. As adults we have the maturity to be able to know when content is inappropriate or indeed sinister. Absolutely understandably children are still developing the skills to be able to differentiate between what […]

Age Ratings on Online Games: What Parents Need to Know

Age Ratings on Online Games: What Parents Need to Know

As you have probably seen in the media recently, our team at Zeeko released results of research we conducted that found that 1 in 3 boys aged 8 are playing over 18’s online games. It’s certainly a scary statistic. In light of these findings here is some useful information on age ratings on games. Age […]

Snapchat: What Parents Need to Know

Snapchat: What Parents Need to Know

Snapchat, it’s definitely a popular way of ‘chatting’ in the digital world. From our research conducted with kids in schools throughout the Country Snapchat consistently proves popular. In fact, in our most recent research it is in the top 3 of the most popular apps used by children at primary level and its popularity increases […]

The Zeeko T-Shirt Rule on Sharing Content: What Parents Need...

The Zeeko T-Shirt Rule on Sharing Content: What Parents Need to Know!

You may have heard your child talk about the T-Shirt rule, well you have Zeeko to thank for that!  When we visit schools all over Ireland to talk to kids about staying safe online, one of the topics that gets the biggest reaction is when we ask how careful children are, about what the kind […]

Explaining Digital Footprint to Children

Explaining Digital Footprint to Children

    If you asked a group of adults what they understand by the term digital footprint it’s likely that they would struggle to give an answer! So, it is little surprise that children struggle to grasp this concept. Most kids, understandably, don’t think of the long-term implications of what they are sharing today i.e. […]

Games Consoles: How to Keep your Child Safe

Games Consoles: How to Keep your Child Safe

It’s very likely that there is a games console in your home, or that of a cousin or a friend. They have developed hugely over recent years from simple handheld devices to more interactive consoles. These devices, like the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii and WiiU, are designed to work with a TV. Consoles like these are capable of […]

Roblox: What Parents Need to Know

Roblox: What Parents Need to Know

One of the online games we consistently hear about when we visit primary schools around the country to talk about staying safe online is Roblox,  www.roblox.com  – a game creation site that allows users to  both design and upload their own games and play games in a multi player environment. It’s particularly popular among young children. […]

Digital Footprint: What your Child Needs to Know

Digital Footprint: What your Child Needs to Know

  The online world and its impact on children and teens is only being explored at the moment. It will undoubtedly be some years before the full extent and impact of the all-encompassing use of technology will be fully understood. One area that we see regularly through our work at Zeeko is children’s and teens […]

Digital Footprint: How to Explain it to your Child

Digital Footprint: How to Explain it to your Child

Few children understand the concept of digital footprint. So what is it and how can we help children to better understand it? Digital footprint, is a phrase that is often little understood but is so important. In our most recent research at Zeeko via our digital trend report which we carried out with schools throughout […]