Parenting Advice

Periodically we are sent information and useful contacts for parents on common teenage issues.  We will update this article as we receive them.

Please remember that if you have a concern regarding your child, do not hesitate to contact the Form Tutor, Head of Year, or myself.  Counsellors are in school three days a week and we can also give you contact details of other professionals that can support you and your child outside school.

Jacquie Baldock
Deputy Headteacher

Anxiety in Students

Bulimia Nervosa

Cyber Scams - Thames Valley Police have informed us of the The Little Book of Cyber Scams which is a general guide to many of the scams currently operating in the UK

Drug Awareness

Legal Highs

Boys and Self Harm

Christmas video games without the surprises

E-cigarettes and Vaping

E-safety support for parents

E-safety factsheet for Parents and Professionals

Five things you can do if your child comes out as LGBT

Helping your child cope with exam stress

How can your child deal with in-game bullying?

Laughing Gas

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transexual and Queer (LGBTQ)

LGBT - new website for Buckinghamshire residents

MindEd - mental health information and support for families

Monitoring Apps

National child abuse campaign

New Parenting Courses Available

NSPCC Net Aware Site for Parents and Carers - https://www.net-aware.org.uk/

Preventing Violent Extremism

Radicalisation

Self Help Apps

Setting Safety and Privacy Settings for Social Media Apps

Sexting

SOCIAL MEDIA INFORMATION EVENING
-    E-Safety and Cyber-enabled Crime

-    Keeping your child safe online (a parent checklist)

-    Phishing Online

-    Risks children face online (accessing inappropriate websites)

-    Risks children face online (online grooming)

-    Risks children face online (cyberbullying)

Students and Alcohol - advice for parents

Tackling stigma about mental health for young people

Talking to your child about an eating disorder

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage

The dangers of pro-anorexia and pro-bulimia sites

Three top tips for building your child's online resilience

Treatment for your child's eating disorder

Understanding Anorexia

Understanding Online Shaming

We have been informed by the county specialist child exploitation social worker of a link to a computer programme to monitor children's use of social network sites. She says that parents who have used this have found it useful to check whether inappropriate content has been viewed or if strangers have tried to make contact with their child via the internet. It can be used for multiple devices in the home and the parent can have a phone app that alerts them to any unsafe internet activity. www.socialshield.com

What are parent controls and how can they help children stay safe online?

What can make young people vulnerable online

What to do if your child is self harming

When negative body image becomes a mental health condition