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19/02/20

Great impact are having on our students 🙌👊 https://t.co/pOsC0i6I6p

18/02/20

Retweetd From Olga Leontiou

Sat down to write a reflection for my second placement. First thing that came to my mind is how honoured I feel working with and his pastoral team in . His vision and work in behaviour management will change young people's lives!

13/02/20

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

This term the boys have been learning Netball in their PE lessons. Today... Year 9 Girls v Boys happened.. happy to say the girls won! Outstanding work rate from all though👏🏼 https://t.co/SLxD7NGAS9

13/02/20

Sports Update 📢 Our Yr7 boys football team won 4-0 today with everyone putting in a great shift! Well done boys 👏⚽️ 🌊

13/02/20

Sports Update 📢 Well done to our Yr 7 boys basketball team who won 29 - 2 against 🏀 🌊 https://t.co/VhbefhqpFO

12/02/20

Sports Update 📢 Huge well done to a mixed team of year 8/9s! A 26-24 overtime win over 🏀 Well done boys 👏

12/02/20

Well done Josh, great effort from all staff 👏 https://t.co/jem3d3blb7

11/02/20

That's what we like to hear 👏 https://t.co/2x07ByTlxl

08/02/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Computer Science Consultant Team

Great to visit to look at the curriculum and see Y7 programming in . Excellent students and attitude! https://t.co/vJDR1IJ4rF

01/02/20

Retweetd From Tim Moore

Well done Ryell 🙌 Your speech was incredibly inspiring. I told everyone I know about it after the opening ceremony. I can’t wait to see how you, other Riverside students and the rest of your generation, change the world for the better.

31/01/20

Very proud of our year 8 student leader 👏😁 https://t.co/WxKW3fx5Y4

31/01/20

Great work shown from our staff Thursday Circuits 💪 https://t.co/DMol0CDB3B

31/01/20

Retweetd From Harris Federation Chinese

What a magnificent Chinese New Year across , truly inspiring cultural immersion for more than 3000 pupils across 15 academies! 新年快乐! Happy Chinese New Year! https://t.co/p7rl5XPHV2

28/01/20

Sports News 📢 Our Yr7/Yr8 girls football team played their first competitive game today. Despite losing to the girls should be extremely proud of themselves. Well done girls.. big 👏 for everyone involved ⚽️🌊

23/01/20

Top work staff 💪 https://t.co/iYkAe4gSmk

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

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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.