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05/06/20

Delivering 500 prep packs and exercise books to students - thanks Miss Solley Miss Cookson and Miss Richardson - worth the new dent in the bus! https://t.co/6BWHobChFp

24/05/20

Wishing a happy Eid to all staff, students and families of our academy community https://t.co/oyc9Jq0j6i

23/05/20

Retweetd From Department for Education

Limiting class sizes, keeping children in small, consistent groups and preventing mixing will allow more children to return to school in a phased way that reduces risk. https://t.co/E9lC6gPxY4 https://t.co/XqvvzSMsNZ

23/05/20

Retweetd From Schools Week

The boss sets out how they're getting on with the job of preparing to receive more children https://t.co/L5Z40JGgLI

22/05/20

Retweetd From Uptree

Yesterday, we were joined by students from for an online Business & Finance workshop! The workshop included company insights from , and . Thanks to all of the amazing students who attended! https://t.co/w5vQfykLwT

20/05/20

Retweetd From Amanda Spielman

I want to thank all the teachers, heads and support staff who are stepping up to this exceptional challenge. You are helping many children in many ways during a difficult time. Thank you from all of us at Ofsted.

20/05/20

Hi Shanon - all the academy

20/05/20

This current year 7

20/05/20

Thank you

20/05/20

Briefings today for year 7 at 11 AM or 1.30 PM on Microsoft Teams! Briefings today for year 8 at 11.30 AM or 2 PM. Briefings today for year 9 at 12 PM or 2.30 PM.

07/05/20

Retweetd From Miss Gray PE

This brilliant idea was originally from twitter. kindly sent me the resources she had and i’ve adapted them for our PE department. Really hope the kids like them! I can upload to if people would like a copy. https://t.co/k4nb8NiBxu

05/05/20

Looking forward to working with you - great interview https://t.co/FwnvGMCY19

01/05/20

Protect our young people. More advice for HARI and local parents and carers https://t.co/F8yikHoLY3

30/04/20

Our HARI 6th form Ethos Leader won a scholarship on the Beyond Wealth Scholarship Programme providing work experience in the field of medicine and a medical doctor as a personal mentor; the panel were impressed by his self motivation and academic resilience! https://t.co/IEri7SrvCB

29/04/20

Hi Emma - we messaged you

26/04/20

Retweetd From Schools Week

Exclusive: Gavin Williamson has promised he will 'work with the sector' to decide how schools should reopen, but only 'when the time is right' https://t.co/xn7enNhaSb

25/04/20

What are our amazing students doing everyday? All the right things it seems! your community https://t.co/RcTBVC0b56

24/04/20

This is a time - for those who are not lucky enough to work with them everyday - to realise the kindness and community spirit in our young people https://t.co/kHtmMfjXij

23/04/20

We challenged our students - what are you doing to inspire the community? If this is a time for compassion; then this Harris Academy Riverside student is rising to the challenge https://t.co/7jtE6FOZQC

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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.