The Parent Hub
YGAM aim to create information for parents to raise their awareness around the potential harms of gaming and gambling. In line with their values we aim to;
Educate parents around gaming, in-app purchases and gambling. To understand how online play can create potential harms for their child/ren and look at the blurred lines between gaming and gambling.
Inform parents of ways to build their child’s resilience in both the online and offline world, to create a healthy balance and provide resources for parents to engage with their child/ren.
Safeguard their children by implementing safety controls for online play and general awareness of being safe and resilient in their environment.
YGAM have developed their resources through evidence based research; working with young people to hear their views with listening to what parents have said they want in terms of information and support.
In todays busy world parents can feel overwhelmed and unsure of the constantly advancing technology their children seem to so readily understand. YGAM are keen to provide simple, usable resources for parents to grasp the wonderful online world and enable them to have honest and open communications with their child/ren around these topics.
Who are YGAM?
The Young Gamers and Gamblers Education Trust (YGAM) is a national charity with a social purpose to inform, educate, safeguard and build digital resilience amongst young and vulnerable people. Helping them to make informed decisions and understand the consequences around gambling and gaming.
This is achieved through evidence-led, evaluated and accredited education programmes and resources for anyone that works with or cares for young and vulnerable people, including teachers, youth workers, community volunteers and mental health specialists. YGAM also works closely with universities and students to raise awareness of problematic gambling and gaming across campus.
The charity was set up in 2014, following Lee, Anne and Keith’s devastating experiences with problem gambling. Watch our Founders’ Stories to hear about the impact gambling has had on their lives and why they are so passionate about safeguarding young and vulnerable people.