14th February 2020

This week's #WakeUpWednesday focuses on online gaming and how an addiction to online gaming could encourage online gambling habits in children:-

Free Online Safety Guide:
From Online Gaming to Online Gambling: Recognising the Signs
Gaming disorder is now a recognised medical condition as recognised by the World Health Organisation (WHO). There are a number of facets associated with an online gaming addiction however one that has attracted a lot of attention is how it may encourage gambling habits in children. That’s why we’ve partnered with gambling charity, GamFam, to shed a bit more light on the links between online gaming and online gambling.
Read on to get your free guide...

Online gaming is nothing new and it almost seems like every game has a monetary aspect with a facility to link credit and debit cards or spend money in-game. But should parents be worried? Can children spend recklessly? And what behavioural changes might parents see in their child linked to an addiction? Find out with this guide.
Created by gambling charity, GamFam, this guide aims to give parents a starting point to help look out for signs around online gaming addiction. Covering a range of points, the guide looks to give parents a number of tips and effective strategies that they can use if they think their child may be at risk of developing an addiction. 
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