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Parent Zone, the experts in digital family life, and GambleAware, a leading charity committed to minimising gambling-related harm, have partnered to help families learn about the gambling-like risks that eight to eleven-year-olds may face when playing online games - and give simple, practical advice to keep gaming fun and make it safer.

Two short films help families learn about this emerging issue and offer tips on spotting risks. Alongside the films, a quiz and a glossary help parents and carers to explore the topic further and build their confidence so that they can support their children to be safer and in control.

A resource pack has been developed for professionals to use in their work with children and families. The pack contains the films, FAQs, top tips and quiz alongside a lesson plan and supporting guidance.

Your free resource pack includes:

  • Films (MP4)

  • FAQs

  • Top tips

  • Glossary

  • Quiz 

  • Lesson Plan for 8-11-year-olds



Resources are provided for free for educational, non-commercial use

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Want to speak to someone about gambling?

If you are looking for help, advice or support in relation to your or someone else's gambling, please go to or contact the National Gambling Helpline on 0808 8020 133.

About Parent Zone

Parent Zone are the experts in digital family life. We provide support and information to parents, children and schools to help families to navigate the internet safely and confidently. 

We work with schools, governments and businesses around the world to study, understand and address the impact of emerging technologies on young people and families so that all children are able to flourish in a connected world.

About GambleAware

GambleAware is an independent charity that champions a public health approach to preventing gambling harms. The charity is a commissioner of integrated prevention, education and treatment services on a national scale. In a partnership with gambling treatment providers, GambleAware has spent several years methodically building structures for commissioning a coherent system of brief intervention and treatment services, with clearly defined care pathways and established referral routes to and from the NHS – a National Gambling Treatment Service. GambleAware also runs the website which helps 4.2 million visitors a year and signposts to a wide range of support services.