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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]
Helping Kids Strike a Balance when it comes to Tech
Teaching kids the importance of creating a balance when it comes to their use of digital devices cannot be underestimated. It can be particularly challenging to promote a balance in the use of tech in the weeks leading up to Christmas. Read on for some advice on helping kids strike a healthy balance. Making sure […]
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 […]