An Introduction to Online Gambling

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Myleene Klass Advocate of protecting children on the internet
Webinar 2min

Young people are often introduced to gambling behaviours by features of online games like loot boxes and skin betting. In this short video, Myleene Klass addresses how adults can educate children and young people about online gambling or gambling-adjacent behaviours - and how we might spot a young person who is developing a problem.

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Online gambling refers to betting or playing games of chance or skill for money, by using a remote device such as a tablet, computer, smartphone, or any mobile phone with an internet connection.

There are a lot of things which can be classed as gambling. Some games even have gambling elements – for example, skin betting is present in a number of online games. Some of the risks, dangers and side effects associated with online gambling include losing large sums of money, accruing debts, poor performance at school, or even becoming more vulnerable to depression, anxiety and stress.

That’s why it’s important that trusted adults try to educate children and young people about what online gambling is, what forms it can take and how they can respond if they feel like a child or young person might be at risk of developing an unhealthy habit.

This webinar is presented by broadcaster and online safety advocate Myleene Klass. Its content has been developed in collaboration with our expert Heather Cardwell, a practising online safety lead who is CE-OP (Child Exploitation Online Protection) trained.