Returning to school

From next week, schools in Scotland will reopen for all students, with the rest of the UK reopening in late August and early September. But this won’t be school as the children know it.

As quickly as they were thrust into the isolation of lockdown, suddenly students will be dealing with new school rules, routines and expectations.

For many, these changes will inevitably create anxiety, especially given the ongoing threat of COVID-19 and the talk of further lockdowns.

The government has issued  guidelines, for schools, but to make the return to school a little easier for you, here is Parentinfo guide to what to expect.

Find out more here

 

 


Walk Online Roadshow

The 2 Johns are very proud that following a recent inspection of Thurrock LSCB by OFSTED they singled out their Walk Online Roadshow as an example of outstanding practice, their positive words have given them even further motivation to take the Roadshow out to a wider audience.

So far the roadshow has been seen by over 80000 children over the past year taking in Basildon, Thurrock, Maldon, Saffron Walden, Braintree and Brentwood along with many individual schools.

https://youtu.be/eWA-lB1-1P0

 


BBC 2 - Victoria Derbyshire Show

In May 2019, John & John were invited by The BBC to present to the children at Arthur Bugler Primary School in Stanford-Le-Hope for an article about how children are groomed online through the game Roblox. The BBC filmed the presentation and interviewed John and John about how they felt children were at risk.

"I thought he was playing an innocent game"

Online multiplayer game Roblox, which has 90 million users worldwide, is marketed at children - but there are fears it also being used to groom them.

Reporter Rachel Stonehouse hears from one mother, who explains how this happened to her young son.

Roblox said its in-game chat had very stringent filters and any photo exchange would have been done on a third-party app, that is not "affiliated or integrated with Roblox".

It added: "It's extremely important to be aware of these chat apps, particularly [those with an] 'overlay' feature making it appear to be part of whatever game is being played."

Watch the clip here