The well-being of the Breckenbrough Community is our priority, whether you are a student or a member of staff. We also acknowledge the well-being of our families.
As a student, sometimes we need someone to talk to – If you’re worried or anxious there are lots of people who can help you.
As a school community, we prioritise the mental health and well-being of everyone, especially our cohort, who all experience high levels of anxiety. Abbie Sutton, our Well-being Coordinator, is at the forefront of signposting support and proposing activities and initiatives for our community to engage in.
Our well-being policies for both students and staff can be found here:
Three out of four children have access to a smartphone. In the UK, 43 percent of nine- to 12-year-olds have a social media profile, according to the Library of Congress. One in three are on Facebook despite the 13-year-old age limit. A quarter of those children on Facebook never touch the privacy restrictions on their profile, and a fifth of them publicly display their address and/or phone number. Facebook claims it is powerless to stop children from lying about their age and creating accounts.
And that’s just Facebook. It isn’t even cool anymore. Snapchat, Tik Tok, Tumblr, Vine, Dischord Instagram, and Kik are all popular among teens and pre-teens. Who knows what will come next?
Social media and games pose the biggest threat to children’s privacy, because they request a significant amount of information upon registration. Profile info is used by the social network to serve targeted ads and recommend content. That information can also be used by scammers and predators to target children. To be fair, it happens to adults, too. But children are far more susceptible than adults.
Life has its ups and downs, but there is always someone to listen and help
Breckenbrough Independent Listener – Linda Stead
you can call her on 07541 692858 or email her [email protected]
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