You are here

What are loot boxes?

Parent Zone explores loot boxes, whether they are considered gambling and what parents can do.

Online gambling glossary

The world of online gaming and gambling is filled with buzzwords that can be tricky to get your head around. Here, we explain some of the words we’ve come across as part of our #LetsTalkAboutGambling campaign.

What can parents do to reduce the risk of problem gambling for their children?

Paul Buck had a great job in finance until it was ruined by problem gambling. He believes the temptations to gamble are greater - and a lot more visible - for young people than they were when he was a teenager. Here he identifies the different stages when gambling becomes a problem and suggests where to go for help if you're concerned.

Gambling and children - a problem?

Since when has gambling been something parents need to worry about? The law is clear, surely? Well, yes, it is, and under-18s aren't supposed to gamble - but 15% of 11-16 year-olds say that they've gambled in the last week. Plus we know that the earlier you start, the greater the chances of becoming a problem gambler in later life. So should parents be as concerned about gambling as about, say, drugs?