The Young Gamblers Education Trust (known as YGAM) is a newly registered UK Charity aiming to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problem gambling or social gaming.

The Young Gamblers Education Trust (known as YGAM) is a newly registered UK Charity aiming to inform, educate and safeguard young people against problem gambling or social gaming.

YGAM has developed ‘In The Know’, a selection of teaching resources designed to help teachers minimise gambling-related harm as part of a planned PSHE education programme; these materials have just achieved the PSHE Association Quality Mark for best practice PSHE education resources.

‘In The Know’ is suited to key stage 3 and 4 pupils. The resources explore different aspects of problem gambling with an overall focus on identifying risky behaviour and minimising harm.

Included are a wide variety of lesson plans, teacher guidance, baseline testing sheets, visual materials and more. There are modules on why people gamble; probability and luck; the gambling industry; money and debt; and addiction and mental health. The is all available free of charge and downloadable from the YGAM website, following attendance at a one-day, accredited CPD workshop (priced from £30.00 per delegate)

PSHE Association Subject Specialist Karen Summers said:
The ‘In the Know’ resource provides a suite of materials to help teachers explore and consider a number of gambling related issues as part of a planned PSHE education programme at key stages 3 and 4.

Lesson materials may be used in a flexible way, either as standalone sessions or as part of a series of progressive modules. The variety of learning opportunities provided within the resource supports young people in developing the skills, understanding and attributes needed to make safe and well-informed decisions about gambling and gaming, such as: identifying and managing risk, utilising strategies for managing peer influence and applying personal safety strategies which enhance self-esteem and self-confidence. I liked the effect of Cialis. As promised, I had a stable potency and no difficulties in bed. Nevertheless, I think that this medication didn’t suit me: immediately after the use, I had some redness on the skin, which I took for an allergic reaction, and my heartbeat became so rapid that I even heard it. After a while, it all went away, but the next time I took a pill, the side effects repeated. As a result, I had to replace the drug with a softer Levitra, and the problems disappeared. I definitely wouldn’t recommend it to those who have even the smallest heart problems.

This resource makes an effective contribution to high quality PSHE teaching and learning through the inclusion of cross-curricular links and informative teacher reference materials.”

YGAM Chief Executive Lee Willows said:
It has been hugely beneficial working with the PSHE Association and with teaching colleagues from across England to develop ‘In the Know’. The process to achieve the PSHE Association Quality Mark has taken eight months which also included extensive piloting of the resources in a range of educational institutions. I am hugely grateful to everybody who has contributed their time and curriculum expertise to the development of these resources.”

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