Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust
RE: Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust – Parent Workshops
The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM), are a national charity whose social purpose is to inform, educate, safeguard young people against gaming and gambling harms.
Did you know that?
- 53% of 7-year olds and 90% of 11-year olds now own their own smartphone (Childwise 2020).
- Around 350,000 young people aged 11-16 have spent their own money on gambling in the last week (Gambling Commission 2019).
- 56% of young people know what a loot box is and 44% have paid to open one (Gambling Commission 2019).
YGAM offer lots of information around gaming and gambling on their Parents Hub, providing parents/guardians with the knowledge and resources to safeguard their families.
YGAM also deliver workshops to both parents/guardians and those supporting children in care, covering:
- Introduction to gaming, including microtransactions.
- Introduction to gambling and the impact of advertising.
- Recognising gaming and gambling harms.
Parents/guardians can book onto a 75-minute session via parents.ygam.org