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Feb 29, 2024

The latest bullying research from the DfE makes for upsetting reading ???????? Almost half (40%) of schoolchildren in the UK have been bullied within the past 12 months - with 21% of them experiencing negative changes to their behaviour, including avoiding going to school

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Feb 9, 2024

Children's Mental Health Week

Useful information below

Nov 30, 2023

Revised Strategy for Growth Consultation

Opens Midday 30th October 2023 and closes 11:59pm 11th December

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Nov 23, 2023

Black Friday and Cyber Monday have ballooned in popularity during the past few years, as prices on almost everything are slashed for a few precious days. With consumers in the UK alone spending a staggering £9.4 billion over last year’s discounted digital shopping weekend, it can often become a frenetic rush to grab tech, games and other products at knock-down prices.

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Nov 9, 2023

Seventy-six billion dollars (£63.5 billion)  That’s the value some experts have assigned to this year’s global online microtransaction market – those additional in-app and in-game purchases which offer young players a temptingly quick way to enhance their digital experience for real-world money.

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Nov 2, 2023

Around 35 million X users are under 18 ???? So it's essential that parents and carers stay up to date with the changes made to Twitter since its reinvention as X – and the online safety hazards these alterations might pose, including exposure to explicit content and unpleasant behaviour ????

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Oct 19, 2023

What's the most prolific partnership in recent football history? ???? Son and Kane? ❌ Ronaldo and Benzema? ❌ How about EA and FIFA? Their collaboration produced the most popular sports video game series of all time, with 325 million copies sold worldwide.

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Oct 13, 2023

Our #WakeUpWednesday guide this week addresses the timely and delicate issue of speaking to children about worrying content that they’ve seen online. Young people are so connected to the world through their devices that, by now, the vast majority of them will be aware of recent events in Israel, even if they’re not quite old enough to comprehend them fully.

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Oct 6, 2023

Updated for 2023, this online safety guide takes another look at Among Us: a futuristic murder mystery that’s found an enthusiastic audience of young gamers.

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Sep 28, 2023

In the UK, the proportion of 11 to 18-year-olds who vape doubled between 2020 and 2022 ???????? That figure has continued to rise – a worrying trend that’s not exactly been countered by frequent portrayals of vaping as cool and fashionable on social media platforms

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Sep 21, 2023

It’s a description of encryption proscription! ???????? The world’s most popular instant messaging service, WhatsApp has been appearing in the headlines even more often than usual recently over its opposition to aspects of the UK government’s Online Safety Bill ⚖

 

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Sep 14, 2023

Almost half (46%) of 8- to 11-year-olds in the UK play online video games with people that they don’t necessarily know.

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Sep 8, 2023

Every 3 seconds, someone in the world dies of sepsis. In the UK alone, 245,000 people are affected by sepsis with at least 48,000 people losing their lives in sepsis-related illnesses every year. This is more than breast, bowel and prostate cancer combined. Globally, sepsis claims 11 million lives a year. Yet, for many patients, with early diagnosis it is easily treatable.

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Sep 7, 2023

Around one in four social media users watch other people’s content in real time on those same platforms ???????? What’s more, Ofcom estimates that 58% of children in the UK have consumed video content this way – with many also creating and broadcasting their own material online ????

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Aug 15, 2023

The European Data Protection Board is expected to fine TikTok for violating the privacy of young children within the next four weeks.

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Jul 27, 2023

10 Top Tips for Helping Children Stay Safe Online this Summer

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Jul 3, 2023

See our Our History page to view our latest Video on how Longdean coped with the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Jun 28, 2023

T Levels are brand new 2-year qualifications. They are an alternative to A levels, apprenticeships and other 16 to 19 courses.

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Mar 23, 2023

Longdean School was awarded the British Councils International Schools award for it continued support of schools overseas.

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Feb 27, 2023

Longdean Student's 1/2 Marathon for Cancer Reasearch UK

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Sep 20, 2022

Jessica Stretton competes in the Archery GB squad for the European Para Archery Cup in Nottingham.

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Sep 9, 2022

Queen Elizabeth II dies peacefully at Balmoral, aged 96

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Jun 28, 2022

10th Place in National Great Big Dance Off Finals for Longdean Senior Dance Team

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Jun 14, 2022

Former Longdean student and winning team compete in Archery at European Championships, Munich

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Mar 30, 2022

Longdean School students compete in the Dacorum Dance competition.

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Mar 11, 2022

Students represent Longdean school in the Rotary Technology Tournament