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28/06/22

We are excited to have you with us! https://t.co/UQmxCfTe9e

28/06/22

CREATE A CAREERS LOGO COMPETITION. Design your own HARI careers logo that the careers team will use. The chosen WINNER will receive a voucher!! Any questions and entries see Miss Wright (PE) https://t.co/KmmmYJIkwD

27/06/22

*CAREERS WEEK* Monday 27th - 1st July 2022! Create a careers logo competition, careers briefings, careers fair, careers bingo and year 10 virtual work experience. Vouchers to be won! YEARS 7 - 12! https://t.co/cwb84au4W0

27/06/22

1 WEEK TO GO! We are only a week away from our first day of transition week! https://t.co/CgJMqwRPzU

23/06/22

Over the last few days 180 students have visited to conduct fieldwork as part of their studies in Geography https://t.co/rRd7bfdG73

16/06/22

Thank you for a great game!

16/06/22

Final score: Riverside 13 - 12 Opposition District champions!!! https://t.co/9McclTBjCf

16/06/22

*Year 7 basketball team* 🏀 We are at half time in the borough final. Current score Riverside 7 - 4 Opposition It is a VERY close game!

13/06/22

3 WEEKS TO GO! We are looking forward to meeting our new Year 7 students on Monday 4th July for transition week!📚

09/06/22

What a day! Our students competed against other Harris schools in the regional athletics final today. We walked away with 33 medals across the board as well as coming overall joint 1st for Year 8 Boys and Year 9 girls 👏🏼 🏆 We could not be prouder of our representatives!

09/06/22

We have arrived at the Harris Federation Sports Day! Good luck to all of our students who are competing today🏆

09/06/22

Retweetd From Hayley Watson

Good luck to Bobbi and all from today at the Athletics competition 🏃‍♀️

07/06/22

It's so we've been out and about in our year 7 geography lessons this week collecting data to see the environmental quality of the academy 📝🌳 https://t.co/B4irUBYg4U

03/06/22

Harris Academy Riverside is feeling proud to be part of the Purfleet-on-Thames community, taking part in its largest gathering yesterday in 100years, and on a momentous day in history. https://t.co/6naiaMxtmC

02/06/22

Our incredible students setting off to the Purfleet community flag parade! https://t.co/9Ij7x9uvHQ

26/05/22

Junior Basketball Final 🏀 Come on boys 💪🏻 https://t.co/GQpGGBmYhq

24/05/22

We have joined the footballrebooted mission and are accepting donations of old football boots. If you have any old/unwanted football boots or astros please bring them in and drop them in the box found in the PE classroom. https://t.co/91ljQo2EQe

23/05/22

The final result: 3-1 to our opposition. The team have worked incredibly hard this season and we are so proud of how far they have come! Today was not our day, but nevertheless a good game from both sides!

23/05/22

Opposition have scored taking the score to 1-1 ⚽️

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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 service 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.