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17/04/21

We're looking forward to welcoming our students back from the Easter break! Congrats again to the house of AMAZON - winners of last terms HARI house comp 💫 Yr 7 to sixth form! Their prize? Zorbing in the sun! 😎 https://t.co/Wkuk2sXXNt

12/04/21

Harris Academy Riverside facilities are available for the community & the wider public for hire. All use of facilities are subject to gov guidance & availability. For bookings, viewings or general enquiries, email: HariLettings.com https://t.co/ATYztuR2UP

12/04/21

A blast from the past: A fantastic student sharing a speech he wrote himself, in the presence of special guests, on the day of the official opening of our new building! 🧡 https://t.co/TQDMSuopR2

12/04/21

To all of our staff, students and families who are observing Ramadan this year, RAMADAN KAREEM From HARI's Senior Leadership Team 🧡 https://t.co/QUYfpYkqby

02/04/21

Retweetd From National Crime Agency (NCA)

We've been receiving an increased number of scam call reports. NCA will NOT contact you about your bank account or National Insurance number. If you’re in any doubt about the identity of an NCA officer please verify with our Control Centre on 0370 496 7622. https://t.co/lQcTuD6oL7

29/03/21

Please note our temporary info account email address has changed to: harrisacademyriverside.com Please email the address above to contact the academy. Thank you.

23/03/21

Good luck Miss Anderson!! https://t.co/6pDaQmPWb6

23/03/21

Congratulations Miss Cookson!! https://t.co/F20pFd451B

20/03/21

Very practical advice Mr McMillan!!

16/03/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

How we started vs how we ended. Over 4000 tests completed since January. don’t ask me to do anything again any time soon!😅 https://t.co/nchzFheH8y

16/03/21

👏 CONGRATULATIONS to this week's Mcdonalds Monday WINNERS! Their Do Now starter tasks in lessons have been outstanding, top tier to say the least! Amazing sight, seeing their peers clap and cheer for them! We really do have wonderful students! 🧡🤗🧡 https://t.co/mFy7EXXodz

14/03/21

I can promise we will do our best for her!

14/03/21

Retweetd From Hayley Watson

Looking at the website and getting excited for Bobbi to start in September, new chapter for my beautiful girl, I can already tell we made the right choice 😀😀

14/03/21

Retweetd From MissSolleyPE

There have been multiple points during this week where I have stopped and smiled, those moments where you go ‘I do really love my job’ 🥰

08/03/21

Retweetd From Miss Cookson

It’s all about the little things❤️ https://t.co/cje8tjHEQv

08/03/21

A fantastic 1st day back! Students enjoyed seeing friends, playing outdoor sports and posing for the camera📸 like the two sets of twins you see in the photo. We also have a happy staff member who thinks they've won a Playstation5! https://t.co/GoGbNeKMc3

08/03/21

We can't wait to reveal this to our students tomorrow! Do you think our games club will be impressed? https://t.co/an7Tw9kaBd

08/03/21

Good morning all!!! Wishing everyone a great start to the week! We can't wait till our first student arrives! https://t.co/jZ0Mk6OUxN

07/03/21

🚨 We're so pleased for our year 13 student, Ann-Marie receiving an offer to study medicine, at the university of Exeter, with a scholarship of £1500 towards her 1st year of study!!! 🚨 CONGRATULATIONS Ann-Marie!!! 👏💫 https://t.co/OPQiMjyC6p

04/03/21

Amazing first day of testing! Thank you so much to our parent volunteers, members of the community and hard working staff! Day 2 tomorrow!!! ✌️#edutwitter https://t.co/ZTFi6WBCRp

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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.