When young people reach their late teens, managing money can be both liberating and challenging. Some will use their new-found financial independence to explore new things, one of which might be gambling.
It’s important that young people understand the risks of gambling. Parent Zone and GambleAware have created a free resource pack for parents, carers and professionals, so they can support young people to stay in control of their finances and make informed decisions.
“As teenagers and young adults start to have to cope with financial independence, they have to learn how to make informed decisions… What is important in a digital world is that professionals remember that gambling is one of the issues they need to be talking to young people about.” – Vicki Shotbolt, Founder and CEO of Parent Zone.
The resource pack includes:
A Film (MP4) where Parent Zone’s CEO Vicki Shotbolt talks about the challenges of managing money as a young person, why gambling can be tempting for them and what parents, carers and professionals can do to help them make informed decisions.
An FAQ answering some of the most common questions parents, carers and professionals have about young people and gambling.
Top Tips on the signs of gambling-related problems and what to do if you suspect that a young person has lost control.
A Glossary which explains a range of gambling-related terms.
A Guide for professionals on the legality of gambling for young people, the signs that a young person might be struggling and how to provide support.
You can download the pack here – https://parentzone.org.uk/