This week there has been lots of conversations nationally about the importance of kids staying safe online and the role of parents in helping to protect them. Here we offer advice on the absolute importance of having regular conversations with your children about the power of the internet. Open Communication is the key: The most effective […]
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Young Children and Tablets: Educational Apps that can Foster...
Our blog this week is written by guest blogger Dr. Marina Everri who is the Head of Research with Zeeko. There is no doubt that screen devices such as smartphones and tablets are extremely attractive for the small hands and growing brains of young children: touchscreen function, animations, bright colours, sounds, all in one […]
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 […]
Smartphones and Kids: How to Stay Safe!
Did a smartphone enter your house this Christmas? Read on for some advice on helping your child manage the use of their phone! Smartphones are now seen as an almost essential component in the way we communicate with each other and the world around us, and that’s just for the adults! An increasing number of […]
Tips for Managing Smartphone Use by Kids
Smartphones are now seen as an almost essential component in the way we communicate with each other and the world around us, and that’s just for the adults! An increasing number of children now have access to a range of digital devices including smartphones. Whether that is spending time using a parent’s smartphone or […]
The Challenge of Parenting in a Digital Age
There are few who would deny that technology is having a huge impact on almost all elements of our lives. It is most definitely having an impact on parenting and is adding a new dimension to an already very challenging role. Many parents we meet through our work at Zeeko are overwhelmed by the […]
Zeeko Tips for Great Digital Parenting!
There’s no need to outline the huge juggling act that parents are faced with on a monthly, weekly, daily and often hourly basis when it comes to managing family life. Adding technology, social media and time spent online into that mix certainly creates additional challenges. With secondary school students now finished school for the […]
Digital Assistants: What Parents Need to Know
Digital assistants are a growing part of everyday life. These are better known by their titles, the most popular of these being Siri, Amazon Echo and Google Home. So, what exactly is a Digital Assistant and what do you need to be aware of as a parent when it comes to keeping your child safe? […]
Fortnite: What Parents Need to Know
Fortnite, it’s the newest craze in online gaming and is proving incredibly popular. It has been around for a while on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows, and Mac but recently added iOS to this list. The main game focuses on a Save The World mode where you attack and shoot enemies with weapons and […]
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 […]