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22/09/21

Our virtual open evening is now live!! https://t.co/0r3VKdUW5G

21/09/21

Our virtual open evening goes live soon! https://t.co/PzZ3HYpcen

21/09/21

Our virtual open evening is tomorrow! Unfortunately we are not running a face to face open evening.

08/09/21

The drama begins! https://t.co/1jRLYsO6Nq

22/08/21

Retweetd From LoftPhysics

Planning the end points for my new team. So excited to see the impact we can make. Watch this space!! Some big plans https://t.co/X8J5hi1FgP

16/08/21

Around 175 students day one of summer school today - good day ! https://t.co/Ig2yTvKYAd

16/08/21

Calm before the storm - ready for new year 7 summer school https://t.co/HGQiPVc3lZ

13/08/21

Congratulations on NPQH!

13/08/21

Compare yourself to the best they say! Harris Academy Riverside students achieved the highest average A Level grades in The Harris Federation! Students at Cambridge, St Andrew’s, King’s, Queen Mary’s and many other prestigious universities. We start again - watch this space. https://t.co/cAPdWsSdDa

13/08/21

Off to York to do Economics! https://t.co/l4IUK1YZ9k

13/08/21

Getting ready for summer school? here! https://t.co/sXLPybRnKg https://t.co/juv0AhfA22

11/08/21

Retweetd From Harris Academy Ockendon

A huge well done to Kacia Matthieu for achieving A* A* A* The best results ever in our school's history! We wish her every success studying Sociology at Loughborough University https://t.co/sPq3BmJJMB

11/08/21

Looking forward to our year 12 enrolment tomorrow! Good luck to all of our local students tomorrow, Harris and non Harris! Go here if you are interested in our 6th form. https://t.co/5FWisewVSx https://t.co/nyc5kytAcH

11/08/21

Retweetd From Brampton Manor

It’s A*A*A* who is heading off to Harvard University on a full scholarship. We are super proud of Kenny and wish him good success at Harvard! https://t.co/dzHmOvswN1

11/08/21

Retweetd From Department for Education

Chloe from had high aspirations when getting her A level grades today. No-one in her family had been to university and she dreamed of being a doctor. We followed Chloe opening her results and telling her mum. https://t.co/cesT5yxVu9

11/08/21

Retweetd From HGAEDTales

So proud of our A level students getting fantastic results. Also very excited that we have a student going to to study medicine. We really appreciate all our links with

11/08/21

Check out the amazing grades of our year 13 students and get inspired by the destinations and subjects they have chosen: what and where they will study and where they will live https://t.co/yL680mBKGx https://t.co/kdMJctIuF2

11/08/21

Retweetd From Harris Bermondsey

A huge well done to our post 16 students for another superb set of results this year. Our students secured incredibly exciting university places, including to study Veterinary Nursing, Law and Pharmacology, with 25% of offers from Russell Group universities https://t.co/bnPFHvds2m

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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.