Jun 02

Young People & Gambling

Young People and Gambling Free Awareness 90min Training

  • A Young People and Gambling Survey revealed that 11%  of children aged said they had gambled in the previous week 
  • 93% of children play video games and there is growing concern over the relationship between gaming, gambling and other risk taking behaviours 
  • During lockdown with weekly games sales increasing by up to 60% and stories of children spending 15 hours a day in front of a screen

YGAM are hosting free online awareness sessions, covering

  • An overview of how young people growing up in a tech-savvy environment are increasingly exposed to gaming and gambling  
  • The influence of advertising, particularly around sporting events and the issues for many that online and real world are intertwined
  • The role of social media and unpacking the signs of risk and where to seek help
  • resources for practitioners to deliver and support purposeful and guided conversations with young people

Dates and times are:

Tuesday 9 June (10.00 – 11.30)      |   Thursday 11 June (14.00 – 15.30),  

Tuesday 16 June (10.00 – 11.30)    |   Thursday 18 June (14.00 – 15.30), 

Tuesday 23 June (15.00 – 16.30)    |   Friday 26 June (10.00 – 11.30), 

Tuesday 30 June (10.00 – 11.30)    |   Wednesday 1 July (14.00 – 15.30),  

Wednesday 8 July (10.00 -11.30)   |   Monday 13 July (14.00 – 15.30), 

Wednesday 15 July (10.00 – 11.30).

To book a place email – sandythompson@gam.org

Young People and Gambling Free Awareness 90min Training

NSPCC
NHS South London
Met Police
NHS Croydon Health Services
NHS Croydon Clinical
Safer London