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How to talk to teenagers about the risks associated with gambling

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With research indicating that gambling-related problems are more common among young people than older age groups and that adult problem-gambling often begins in adolescence, a new guide for parents and carers about how to talk to teenagers about gambling issues is most welcome.

Available for download from the NSW Government’s Gambling Help website, the guide includes statistics and facts which highlight the scope of the issue in Australia, signs to look for which may indicate that your teenager is gambling and suggestions on how to open an ongoing conversation with them about the issues.

You can find the Talking to Teens about Gambling guide and other useful resources on the NSW Government’s Gambling Help website.

You can download the ACYS Face the Facts feature on Youth Gambling in Australia from the ACYS website.


Source:CommunityNet e-news, 3 June 2015.