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UNPLUGGED

Did you know that by age 15, half of all young people have participated in some form of online gambling? Features within online gaming can place young people at risk of developing unhealthy gambling behaviours.
We are thrilled to host the second free Unplugged workshop, developed by UCWB in partnership with Game Quitters and CGI Clinic, can help you learn practical strategies to create healthier gaming and Internet use.
This workshop is highly recommended for young people aged 12+ and parents to learn how problematic gaming can lead to gambling behaviours and to develop practical strategies to support healthier gaming and internet use.

 

Australian Research shows:

  • Of 1200 SA high school students, 11% have been found to use technology at an unsafe level
  • 10% have of young people are using the Internet for more than nine hours per day
  • By age 15, half of all young people have participated in some type of gambling
  • 54% of games on Facebook include gambling themes
  • 5 out of 22 popular video games reviewed met the criteria for gambling including the option to cash out winnings

 

This valuable workshop covers:

  • How to create balance, develop alternative interests, and set healthy boundaries in relation to gaming
  • How to identify signs of problematic gaming and gambling and its impacts
  • Game development and the implementation of gambling features ie: micro-transactions, loot boxes, in-app purchases
  • Practical tips and proven strategies to combat problem gaming and gambling behaviours
  • How to manage associated problems (eg: school attendance, sleep issues and difficulty concentrating)

The event details are below, and bookings are essential:

Date: Tuesday, 4 May

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Location: Endeavour College

Address: 85 Mawson Lakes Blvd, Mawson Lakes

Bookings: https://www.trybooking.com/BPEIH

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