Digital Platforms and Devices
We may not have grown up with them but digital platforms and devices are a fact of life for children and young people today.
This section includes a comprehensive guide to the latest apps, social media platforms and devices.
We look at the benefits, risks and psychology of Social Media and Online Gaming to ensure your child navigates this new world with ease.
Do you know your Instagram from your Snapchat? Your Twitch from your Tiktok?
From social media platforms and influencers to connected toys and smart home technology, we’re taking a deep dive into the apps and devices that have had such a profound impact on our daily lives.
Digital Ready Hub Topics
How Social Media can inform the way children view Body Image
Coping with ‘The Threat of Invisibility’ when using social media
Finding meaningful and personal connection through social media platforms
The importance of being a good social media role model for your child
Webwise: Screen time – what parents need to know
Webwise: Sexting – What Parents Need to Know
6 Phone Rules that will keep you and your children happy!
Having phone rules in place that the whole family agree on will lead to a much happier house in the long run
10 questions to consider before getting your child a smartphone
The decision to give your child a smartphone is big and not one to be taken lightly. Here are 10 questions to ask them before you buy it.
How to keep your child safe on Netflix
Netflix offers thousands of hours of entertainment for children. However, it also has a lot of content that is inappropriate for them.
A Parent’s/Carer’s Guide to Social Media Platforms
In order to maintain their online safety, it’s vital for parents to know and understand the social media platforms their children are using.
How well do you know your WhatsApp account?
WhatsApp is the world’s most popular instant messaging app. Here are the features that are crucial in ensuring your child’s safety online
A Parent’s/Carer’s Guide to Smart and Connected Toys
Connected Toys are internet-enabled devices for your children with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, or other capabilities built-in.
The psychological reasons why children love online gaming
With beautiful virtual worlds and the ability to play with friends, it’s no wonder online gaming grabs the attention of children.
A Parent’s/Carer’s Guide to Online Gaming
Online gaming has become one of the most popular hobbies for Irish children so it’s important for parents and carers to be familiar with it.
How to talk to your child about social media influencers
What your child sees in social media influencers’ photos may not be an accurate representation of what they look like in real life.