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18/06/19

More 🎖 for our athletes 😁 Shot Put Discus 200m https://t.co/0m4Iu9X52p

18/06/19

Congratulations to our athletes representing and bringing home 🎖 800m High Jump ✖2️⃣ Javelin https://t.co/LiPqyQTL15

17/06/19

At the Harris Regional Heats 🎖 Good luck to all of the athletes 🤞 https://t.co/R3CAenSooU

11/06/19

Good luck to the Yr 7 boys who are competing in the Tape Ball Cricket competition 🏏 From us all at Riverside ◼🔶️🤞

06/06/19

Congratulations to yr 8s football team who take home the 🏆 We should be proud of our achievements this season 👏 2️⃣ 🏆 Finals League Winners 🥇 Big well done from us all at

06/06/19

Riverside Yr 8s warming up ⚽️🔶️◼ https://t.co/MNg6KLOh98

06/06/19

Harris Fed Cup Final Day 🏆 Location 📍 El Essexico 🆚️ ⚽️ Kick Off ⌚ 4.30pm Make sure you come down and show some support for the YR 8 Boys 👏 Come on Riverside 🔶️◼

09/02/19

Ready for our HARI recruitment event https://t.co/IevHH2fw9o

30/03/18

Retweetd From Our Purfleet

Great to see moving forward. has a very exciting future! https://t.co/tXrjJh7DXC

26/03/18

Retweetd From Harris Federation Classics

What a great day at the Roman baths with exemplary Harris Chafford and Riverside students. https://t.co/eZrf4XN9ME

23/03/18

Come and join our journey. We are looking for an addition to our pastoral team. See ‘vacancies’ on the website.

05/03/18

We are back to normal! Thanks for everyone's patience and support during the bad weather and with our network! Our students are now - as we tweet - going great guns in their exams!

02/03/18

We are closed today due to ice on our approach roads and paved areas

01/03/18

Due to a build up of ice on the approaches to the Academy building we have reluctantly decided to close on Friday 2nd March for our students’ safety - thanks to our amazing parents, students and staff for a really productive day today.#inspireyourcommunity

01/03/18

We are open today although our car park is shut - please use Harris Chafford Hundred car park.

28/02/18

Harris Academy Riverside intends to be open as usual tomorrow. We will tweet and publish on website in the unlikely event that anything changes

28/02/18

The Academy is closed today due to the snow - please check the website for tomorrow

23/01/18

Our building work has started! Looking forward to a great future in a great community.#inspireyourcommunity https://t.co/vHQLPITeeZ

23/01/18

There is still time to apply to join us and help inspire our great students on their journey - talent, fizz and energy. https://t.co/uJfKk5qhm9 https://t.co/uGIOgWZTa7

23/01/18

Work has officially started on our brand new building - ready for September 2019.

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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.