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21/01/22

Retweetd From Ensignbus 🇬🇧

As stated earlier, school services to and from will still run along London Road, but no other 44's will. Please ensure your children get on the buses in the school as the station stop will NOT be served.

20/01/22

Great results from the Riverside Rapids tonight! Triple win tonight, with the Year 7 girls first netball game. Year 10 football team are onto the next round of the Harris Cup and the Junior basketball team take the win on home turf. Well done to all involved 👏

19/01/22

Year 11 Virtual Parents Evening is happening tonight 4pm-7pm Please ensure you have booked your appointments with your child's teachers 🗓 https://t.co/tZQnxDID1V

03/01/22

Please ensure you have informed us of your consent via the MS form. You will find the link has been sent from info.org.uk

03/01/22

*MASKS* Unless exempt, anyone attending should wear a mask inside the testing centre.

03/01/22

Please attend the academy on the correct day and time slot. If more than one of your children attend the academy and are in different year groups you are welcome to bring them together. https://t.co/m0iDgNrycf

03/01/22

Happy New Year 🎇 We are looking forward to welcoming back our students on Thursday 6th January. Prior to this, we are inviting all students to come to the building on their designated day to take a lateral flow test on-site at the academy. Please see thread for more info

05/12/21

Retweetd From DomCarswell

Wow! What an amazing opportunity! Go Chelsea!

05/12/21

Miss Solley’s football girls are at Wembley Stadium today watching ⚽️ https://t.co/f1Uwb1eS32

29/11/21

Every wednesday our sixth formers get together and take part in a range of recreational activities! https://t.co/9Fuuxf15yT

29/11/21

Our students have been busy cooking up a storm in cooking club last week 🧑‍🍳⏲🍰🍕 https://t.co/P0jOZHcfjb

26/11/21

Retweetd From Purfleet-on-Thames Community Forum

Don't forget our Christmas Light turn on from 4pm on next to the Children's centre tomorrow. Complementary sausage rolls, mince pies and mulled wine. Bring money for hot dogs etc. Carols - a time of festive cheer! https://t.co/wxIPBDpfci

26/11/21

Our Year 12 students performed very well in the Senior Maths Challenge💡 Out of 40 students who participated we were awarded with 16 Bronze and 3 Silver Certificates🤩 This happens to be one of the toughest maths competitions we have out there. Well done to all involved👏 https://t.co/C08cIfgKhi

26/11/21

Mr Russell and Mr Balogun's Year 8 team are at it again. Well done to the Year 8 football team for fighting back from 2-0 down, to finish with a 6-4 win. Making it through to the next round of the Harris cup👏 https://t.co/CCEh8kRdgu

26/11/21

On Wednesday, our SEN team and PE dept combined forces for an amazing trip to lakeside. "I think this is going to be my best day ever, I had so much fun" 🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️🧗‍♂️ Thank you to the wonderful Rock Up team for making it an amazing experience 👏 https://t.co/Ydo0TPqnYG

26/11/21

On Tuesday, our Year 8 students went to see the The Lion King at the Lyceum theatre🦁 🎭🎶 https://t.co/I5JbszFXun

25/11/21

Retweetd From Liz Evans

Sat near a group of students from the Harris Academy Riverside at a performance of The Lion King last night. They were great! Enthused, bouncy, well-behaved, accompanied by committed and caring staff. We were very impressed by them all.

25/11/21

Thank you for your kinds words. This is amazing to hear! 👏🏼

23/11/21

Retweetd From Science@HARI

A little Hooke's law today https://t.co/oOwJ68WLIq

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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.