Evening helps parents understand pressures

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THE Buckingham School and the Royal Latin School held a joint parent information evening last week on the theme of ‘Pressures on teenagers in 2012’.

Parents and carers attended the informal informative event at The Buckingham School.

The aim was to help parents understand how school and parents can support teenagers with modern-day pressures, such as e-safety, health issues including eating disorders, self-harming, relationship pressures, drugs, rights and responsibilities, careers guidance and exam stress.

Agencies including Addaction, Connexions, the schools police liaison officer and an educational psychologist attended.

Parents attending said the evening was a helpful way of learning about outside agencies they could contact.