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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make Sure to Take a Break from Tech this Christmas!

In a year when technology has played a larger part in all our lives than we could ever have predicted our final blog of 2020 offers advice on spending some time unplugged from digital devices over the Christmas holidays. The festive season can be a demanding time and one where families can be literally snowed […]

Put Online Safety First if you’re Buying Tech for Kids!

With many online retailers offering discounts on technology at the moment our blog this week offers some tips on putting online safety top of your list. Digital devices can be a great gift but it’s important to always be conscious of the age appropriateness of such a device and also the messages you need to […]

Helping Kids Manage Their Screentime!

Managing screentime can be a real challenge, particularly at a time when we are being asked to spend more time at home. Our blog this week offers some tips on helping kids to create a balance when it comes to screens. The reality is that in this digital age screens are everywhere. Children could potentially […]