Dear families,

Please take some time to look at the latest online safety newsletter. You will have seen and heard the increasing discussions in the news regarding the clear link between the alarming rise in poor mental health and the amount of time our young people spend on their smartphones. One recent study in Bradford reported that 10% of Yr 7 students were clinically depressed. The average time spent on social media by these students was five hours a day. The DFE are currently looking at the practicality of a smartphone ban in our schools but as parents we can take steps today to support and protect our young people. Please check the information on the "Internet Matters" link if your child does have a smartphone.

Best wishes