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29/03/20

Retweetd From Northern Heart Films

In such an uncertain time let’s celebrate our heroes and unite together | We are a Kingdom United | https://t.co/CIwRSFwl5v

25/03/20

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Wow where do I start with this wonderful lady!? She is positivity in bodily form. Amazing attention to detail whilst cleaning our academy building everyday! Her constant smile would make YOU smile. Thank you so much Ellie! https://t.co/YskX3MskWo

25/03/20

Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

Absolutely amazing example of Humanity and Integrity! She never stops smiling and always ready to help! Well done Ms Bruce! https://t.co/CctC2TRArP

25/03/20

Although our school colour is orange🧡 there is one person who’s smile shines bright throughout the academy, especially through this tough period! Ms Bruce is our amazing school cleaner. Today our students presented her with a signed card & 💐 to show our appreciation! https://t.co/z7uxpO8W6l

21/03/20

Mrs Christie delivered a safeguarding briefing to students yesterday, encouraging all students to stay safe during these uncertain times. Do not hesitate to contact the academy if you need any support regarding your child's learning during this period.

21/03/20

All student work packs and prep packs are available on our Academy's website. Students left school yesterday with all resources they'll need to continue learning during this time. If your child was absent please contact us to arrange collection of their pack.

21/03/20

✅Remember: If you are a "Key Critical Worker" and you want your child to attend school next week, don't forget to email your proof of key worker status to keyworkersprovision.org.uk

21/03/20

We want to thank our resilient staff & parents through what has been a turbulent week on a global level. Parents, your encouragement via emails, phone calls & support re: our decisions, has given us such a huge lift! We look forward to welcoming back our students 🌊

19/03/20

The academy will close temporarily tomorrow on government advice. Today, students have left with an official letter from the Principal. Parents/Carers, please check your email and ensure your child attends tomorrow if possible. We will be giving out work packs and further info.

17/03/20

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Sometimes I dont think I appreciate my students enough! This is 2mins after lunch time today. The Playground is left in pristine condition everyday! Thats students choosing to use the bins, self regulating habitually. Harris Academy Riverside🧡#HomeOfTheRAPIDS 🌊 https://t.co/XSXjO77XHJ

13/03/20

Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

Humbled this week. Such dedication and enthusiasm from staff and students. congratulations to u and , especially sports ambassadors! https://t.co/7JuGKFsS4F

13/03/20

Congrats to our Yr7 netball team who won in the ☀️ looking great in your new kits 🙌 https://t.co/xe0hyZoWA9

13/03/20

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

And to finish the week... Staff vs Sixth Form netball. Obviously staff came out as the winners🏅 https://t.co/xgr78XSiNv

13/03/20

Retweetd From Miriam L-U #StayHomeSaveLives

This is class. Great to see students so enthusiastic and excited about doing something for a great cause. Good on you all! Well done👍👍 https://t.co/7C4Lhuy3xy

12/03/20

Harris Riverside students contributing their money and zumba skills for sports relief. Lets just say things escalated quickly 😅💃🕺 https://t.co/nY9uB4RzH9

12/03/20

Our Riverside students enjoying themselves with 🎾😁 https://t.co/lTG2GOzGC5

06/03/20

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

So amazing to see how committed our Sports Ambassadors have been this week. Even staying after school on a Friday to prep for week next week🏃🏼‍♂️👏🏼

05/03/20

Retweetd From Dominique Cornwall

🤗 Honestly...not gonna lie...these kids make me love what I do! It's all about building relationships! Thanks Mr Balogun!

05/03/20

Retweetd From Mr BALOGUN

Students are huge lovers of science lessons! Year 9s have told me they love her occasional styled facts whilst she’s teaching 🤓 https://t.co/FpoByfDypo

04/03/20

Sixth formers taking a closer look at the lungs of a Sheep during their Science lesson with 🥼🩸🥽 https://t.co/SYCuu7goe0

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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.