Young Games & Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM)
Are your young people safe? Have they developed digital-resilience?
Online gaming and gambling is everywhere. Young people walk past betting shops, billboards, buy lottery tickets or scratchcards, and see gambling companies sponsor sporting events every day.
On their phones young people have access to traditional betting, casino-style gambling, and games with a gambling element. It can become a terrible addiction and latest figures from the Gambling Commission report over 55,000 problem gamblers aged 11 – 16.
YGAM educates young people about the risks of online gaming and gambling by offering, free, ‘train the trainer’ workshops and providing resources for delegates to use back in their setting. They aim to raise awareness of social gaming and gambling as a public health issue with policy-makers, educators and key influencers.
If you work with young people and want to provide them with an understanding of the risks of social gaming and gambling, sign-up to a workshop. You will learn about our harm-prevention programme and access our materials to use in your own setting.
Workshops run every fortnight in central London throughout the year.