19 March 2021 — Youth Gaming and Gambling Harm Prevention

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Course: Youth Gaming and Gambling Harm Prevention
Date: 19th March 2021 — 9.30am-12.00pm
Trainer: YGAM
Location: Virtual

Course Description:
To Safeguard, inform, educate, and build digital resilience amongst those who work with young people, helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gaming and gambling.

The latest report from the Gambling Commission (October 2019) found that 11% of 11–16 year olds had spent their own money on a gambling activity in the last seven days (this equate to 350,000), and 55,000 young people were already identified as problematic gamblers. The Children’s Commissioner found that a staggering 93% of young people play video games, a hugely popular activity which carries a range of potential risks including grooming.

This session has been designed to enable youth workers to deliver sessions directly to young people. There are over 450 resources including a wide range of a hands-on activities for U13, U16 and 16+.

Course Objectives:

— An overview of how young people growing up in a tech-savvy environment are increasingly exposed to gaming and gambling and how these activities have become normalised and part of everyday culture.
— To understand the influence of advertising, particularly around sporting events and how this has drifted across into the online world, so that for many, online and real world are intertwined.
— The role of social media, in game purchases, loot boxes and Esports before unpacking the signs to look out for when an individual is at risk and where to seek help.
— How to best use our youth resources. These are hands on activities to support purposeful and guided conversations with young people.

Target Audience:
All frontline staff working directly with children and young people (age 7–25). City & Guilds Accredited.

Due to the current social distancing restrictions in place in light of COVID-19, the CSCP has worked with our experienced trainers to ensure that safeguarding training can still be made available to multi-agency partners. Although, there will be some changes for all delegates to note prior to booking:

— Delegates need to apply to join the course.
— All sessions will be held virtually.
— Some session will require you to review a handout pack which will be sent to you in advance with instructions.
— Be aware that no online platform is completely secure, so keep questions general, and avoid giving any information that could be used to identify a child or family.
— Always keep your speaker on mute if you’re not speaking to reduce background noise.
— Please do not use any other devices while you’re taking part in the conference.
— Please take note of the allocated break and lunch times set during the training and behave as if you were in a ‘real’ training room.

Failure of any of the above will result in the delegate not receiving their certificate of accreditation.

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