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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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 […]
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 […]
Teaching Kids to Identify Fake News!
As we all adjust to living with Covid-19 we are being encouraged to only engage with legitimate news sources. This is an ideal opportunity to teach your child about the importance of identifying fake news. Developing the ability to decipher what is real from what is fake when it comes to online content is certainly […]
Starting the Conversation about Staying Safe Online!
There have been lots of changes in the lives of children and teenagers over the last number of months. Like all of us they have had to adjust to a new normal and now face into a very different new school term. There may be a lot of uncertainty around, but one thing does […]
Helping your Child to Stay Safe Online this Summer!
After a challenging number of months for everyone in Ireland, let’s hope long sunny days lie ahead and along with the sun another thing that can be guaranteed during the summer months, is that your child will want to spend some of their time using technology. So, here are some tips for what you can […]
Ways to Stay Connected to What your Child Does Online
It is likely that over the last number of months your children have been spending more time than usual online. While this is understandable given the role, technology has played in helping families to stay connected, it may be a good idea to review with your child what they are doing when the are online. […]
Digital Literacy has Never Been so Important
There is no doubt that this period of lock down has highlighted the importance of connection within families and communities and technology has played a big part in establishing and maintaining that contact. It’s going to be increasingly important that kids are what we term digitally literate in the years ahead. One of the core […]
Listening: A Key Tool in Helping to Keep your Child Safe Onl...
It really is 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. […]
Is a Digital Assistant a Good Idea?
Are you considering adding a digital assistant to your home? As many retailers begin to reduce the prices on tech and digital devices in advance of Black Friday, we look at the role of digital assistants and how best to keep your child safe. Digital assistants are a growing part of everyday life. These are […]