Youth gaming and gambling awareness and harm prevention workshop
In October 2019 the Gambling Commission report found that 11% of 11 – 16-year-olds had spent their own money on a gambling activity in the last seven days equating to roughly 350,000 and 55,000 11-16 year olds can already be identified as problematic gamblers. Furthermore, the Children’s Commissioner found that 93% of young people play video games, a hugely popular activity which carries a range of potential risks including grooming, excessive spending etc.
The YGAM training is fully assured by City and Guilds as are our resources. We aim to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge to educate, inform, and safeguard young people from the potential harms of gaming and gambling and provide awareness of where to seek further support if necessary.
During the training we will cover:
how young people are increasingly exposed to gaming and gambling and the blurred lines between the two
the influence of advertising, particularly around sporting events
why young people might become involved in gaming and gambling and what drives the behaviour
the role of social media, in game purchases, loot boxes and the rise of Esports
the signs of harm and where to seek help
All attendees will receive access to over 450 resources designed to be used directly with young people, with resources from KS2-KS5 all mapped to the PSHE and RSE programmes of study and the PSE curriculum for Wales, and youth work specific resources, we cover a broad range of topics and learning needs.
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