The importance of internet safetyThe internet can be a great place for our children to learn, communicate with their friends and of course, is arguably one of the best sources of entertainment out there. We know that nowadays it’s normal to hand a child a device when we’re busy or when they simply need to […]
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Helping Teens Stay Safe on Social Media
Undoubtedly one of the biggest challenges for parents is helping their kids to stay safe when they are using social media. A virtually erasable digital footprint, spending increasing amounts of time online and dealing with a whole new form of peer pressure that relates to social media, is undoubtedly having a significant impact on childhood. […]
Live Streaming: Keeping Kids Safe!
Over the last few months it’s possible that your child has become more familiar with recording elements of their everyday lives. The term vlogging ,which is essentially videoing your every day life is becoming increasingly popular among those in their late teens and early 20’s. Being exposed to the live element of the online world […]
Zeeko Digital Parenting Tips!
The challenges of parenting may feel never ending and there is now a new element to parenting and it’s digital! Everything from encouraging your kids to have a balance in their use of technology to helping them to be aware of the issues that they may face when they are online is an additional aspect […]
Is there a Right Age for a Child to have a Smartphone?
Has your child asked you when they can have their own smartphone? Well, you’re not alone! It’s one of the most common questions we get asked by parents. What age is the right age for a child to have a smartphone? Smartphones can undoubtedly open a whole new world to your child in very positive […]
Listening: An Important Tool in Keeping Kids Safe Online!
It’s really so important not to underestimate the power of listening when it comes to getting a handle on what your children are doing when they spend time online. Listening to their experiences the good and the not so good will be a great help to you in helping them to stay safe online. […]
The Zeeko T-Shirt Rule on Sharing Content!
Although it’s far from the time of year for wearing t-shirts, it’s time to talk about the Zeeko t-shirt rule for posting content online! When we visit schools all over Ireland, virtually or when schools reopen in person, to talk to kids about staying safe online, one of the topics that gets the biggest reaction […]
Safer Internet Day 2021: Together for a Better Internet!
Today, February 9th, 2021 marks what is now the annual Safer Internet Day. It is a European wide event that highlights the importance of staying safe online and creating an online community where people work collaboratively to build a safer online world. The theme for the Day is Together for a Better Internet. Through our […]
Why Developing Digital Skills is so Important for Kids
There is no doubt that the periods of lock downs throughout 2020 and the one we are currently in have highlighted the importance of connection within families and communities. Technology, in many different forms has played a big part in establishing and maintaining that contact. It’s going to be increasingly important that kids are what […]
Helping Kids Stay Safe Online this New Year!
It may not be the year for the usual New Year resolutions but one that you might like to try is promoting staying safe online with your kids. Here are some easy-to-follow tips for helping to make staying safe online a year-round resolution! Start and keep the conversation going: Talk to your child as much […]