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16/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 Big well done to our Yr7 netball team 👏🏐 They represented our school for the first time and put in a great shift. Despite the loss could not fault the girls attitude and commitment who was singing all the way back home 😁👍 https://t.co/BqovGrLsm2

15/01/20

SPORTS UPDATE 📢 RIVERSIDE YR9 BOYS 6 GATEWAY ACADEMY 2 Well done to the boys, winning their first game of 2020 😁👍 🌊 https://t.co/facYxeZSuO

13/01/20

Top work 💪 https://t.co/EnmSJdkD2w

13/01/20

Retweetd From LSI Architects

We took inspiration from the strong colours of uniform to articulate particular aspects of the of their £23M new academy building. https://t.co/Ahq8zPfkVp

07/01/20

We are pleased to announce the school will be re-opened tomorrow! We look forward to welcoming students into the new year 😁👍

07/01/20

SCHOOL CLOSED ⚠️ Due to a chemical spill in the Thurrock area, the school has been closed.

22/12/19

Thank you, means alot 😁 https://t.co/hEgw8nJSxj

21/12/19

Retweetd From Tea

Best secondary school in the world. Thankyou

20/12/19

Pleased to have you with us Josh 🙌 https://t.co/QSPoEM9ULq

18/12/19

Enjoy the break both staff and students, see you in 2020 🎉🙌

12/12/19

Retweetd From Thurrock CVS

Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/864veOHL5k

12/12/19

Retweetd From Stronger Together

Come join Riverside Academy on the 13th December 2019 4pm - 8pm for their first Winter Fayre, with an abundance of stalls that include cupcakes, waffles, mulled wine, beauty products, candles xmas decorations and more! https://t.co/eGb36nWgDy

12/12/19

🎄🎉🎁 https://t.co/PyWbLS5s1D

10/12/19

💪 bring it on

05/12/19

🏀 Girls Basketball 🏀 🏀🐝 https://t.co/nuGOa4EmWd

05/12/19

Sports Update 🔊 Riverside Yr7 Boys win first basketball fixture in our new sports hall ✅ Riverside 30 v 0 Gateway 🏀 Well done boys, first of many wins 🤞 https://t.co/LUPq1rnZA0

05/12/19

Retweetd From HarrisSchoolDirect

Looking forward to meeting potential and trainee teachers on Wed 11th. If you are interested in training to teach,book tickets here. https://t.co/teHYtqgz36 https://t.co/pH6vUorSEW

29/11/19

❄ Winter Fayre ❄ Please come and visit us on the 13th December from 4pm - 8pm 🗓 Lots of stalls and games 🎄 Everyone welcome 😄 https://t.co/kziBizn10K

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Yr9 Boys Football ⚽️ Riverside 3 v 4 Westcliff ❌ Essex Cup 🏆 Great game between the two sides.. Our boys done well to come back but couldn't find the equaliser... unlucky boys we go again 👊 🌊

28/11/19

SPORTS NEWS 📢 Well done to our Yr7 Girls Netball team who won 10-5 vs Gabel Hall ✅😁 🌊 https://t.co/TM98ybYk9U

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Concerned about your child?

Are you concerned about your child?

It could be your child because you are worried about one of these common concerns;

  1. addiction to computer games or the internet
  2. not knowing what your child is doing or who he or she is talking to on the internet
  3. your child going missing occasionally without explaining what they are doing
  4. your child having money, phone credit or new items like trainers that you didn't give them
  5. your child having mood swings, being withdrawn or becoming even more secretive than usual

All of these concerns are natural to some degree but all can be common signs of something more worrying; for example items 3 and 4 above are recognised symptoms of gang grooming; luring young people into crime by offering gifts for incriminating small 'favours.'

There are some apps and social sites which are little more than dating sites for young people with limited ability to check who is on the other end of a conversation.

In respect of item 1 above, the World Health Organisation now recognises 'gaming 'addiction' as a medical disorder which it defines as "a pattern of persistent or recurring gaming behaviour that takes precedence over other life interests or daily actviities." In turn, the NHS now offers treatment for addiction to computer and online games which it classifies as a mental health disorder. 

Below are some useful contacts for parents or carers worried about a child

  1. The organisation 'Family Lives' offers advice about how to understand whether a child has been lured by a 'gang.'
  2. The same organisation has a servcie called 'Bullying UK' which gives advice on that topic for teenagers; there is also guidance on teenage anger and other anti social behaviours
  3. 'Child Line' also offers advice about gangs and provides contacts for children to talk with anonymously.
  4. For advice about online activity, the NSPCC has a lot of information and an organisation called 'netaware' offers inside information on what some of the most popular apps for young people are really about.