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Tag Archives: "online safety"

2 Jun, 2020

A survey for parents about digital citizenship – the online world we and our children inhabit

The Council of Europe invites parents, grandparents, carers and all those guiding children in their online activities, to fill out their digital citizenship education survey. Thanks to your contribution, the Council of Europe will get a better understanding of the type of support and information you would most appreciate, in order for them to provide […]

18 Nov, 2019

Has technology invaded your family life?

Advice that many professionals and parents request from Parents Plus in this Irish Times article with Professor John Sharry In the past 20 years the use of technology has invaded family life. Whereas previously there was only the TV to contend with, now we have the internet, video games and smart phones all interrupting family […]

15 Oct, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Safety First teenagers and social media

Communication is the key: Keep the channels of communication open with your teenager at all times. Ultimately you want them to be able to come to you with any issues or concerns that they might have, whether it be in relation to friendships, social media, sexual health or other areas. Talk to your older children […]

28 Sep, 2019

Fifty Key Messages – Tips for your child on the internet

(From Tusla’s parenting24seven website) You can help your child get the benefits of using the internet while avoiding some of the risks. Here are some guidelines for keeping your child safe on the internet: Be informed and ‘net-savvy’ The best safeguard against online dangers is being informed and familiar with the internet. Often children know […]

3 Jul, 2019

Keeping Kids Safe Online This Summer!

School is officially out for summer! Here’s hoping that long sunny days lie ahead. No matter what you can be sure that technology will play a part in everyone’s summer. So, here are some tips for what you can do to ensure that your child stays safe over the summer holidays, while they are spending […]

2 Jul, 2019

Kids and technology – the challenge of balance!

Zeeko is an organisation committed to supporting children’s online wellbeing. Here is a great piece from them about having a balanced approach to online activity. Barnardo’s UK recently released a Report called ‘Left to their own Devices’ which explored the use of social media by Barnardo’s youngest clients. Their insights indicate some children start looking at social media as […]

6 Sep, 2018

Do you want to help your children stay safe on line?

Internet Safety Guide Zeeko provides resources for parents, teachers and schools to empower their children with the tools to protect themselves online. The Zeeko Internet Safety Guide will help parents and teachers navigate the internet and teach their children how to use the internet responsibly. They will find out how to protect their children online and […]

28 Jun, 2018

Tips for staying safe online this summer

The summer holidays are here and with children at home now there can be a big increase in the amount of time they are spending online. Here are some tips from Zeeko on how to help your children stay safe online. https://zeeko.ie/top-tips-for-staying-safe-online-over-the-summer/zeeko-tips-staying-safe-online-summer/