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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 […]

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 […]

28 Mar, 2019

Teens and social media: promoting self expression and safety!

One of the biggest challenges of parenting in a digital age is helping teenagers to strike a healthy balance in their use of technology as a means of communication.  Communicating using social media is a relatively new phenomenon and is certainly something that many parents do not have direct personal experience of from their own […]

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 […]

7 Jun, 2018

Digital assistants – what parents need to know

Have you got a digital assistant in your home – whether it is a Siri, Amazon Echo or Google Home? Have you any concerns about it, particularly if you have young children at home who may want to use it too? Here is a good piece from Zeeko which you might find useful:- https://zeeko.ie/digital-assistants-what-parents-need-to-know/digital-assistants-parents-need-know/