You Bet!

You Bet!


You bet! Gambling education materials for young people for 11-16 year olds

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You bet! is aimed at 11-16 year olds in more formal educational settings, such as secondary schools and Pupil Referral Units.

There are:

  • 10 lessons for 11-14 year olds on:

    what is understood by the term gambling, what makes someone happy, winners and losers, attitudes towards gambling, implications on connecting to pop-ups, communication skills, lottery funding, local support, strategies for managing emotions and reflection

  • 8 lessons for 14-16 year olds on:

    issues of risk, increase knowledge and understanding, raise awareness of problems and consider ways to gamble safely, budgeting skills, impact on others, how the media deal with news, effects of a casino in the locality and increase a students understanding of gambling related issues and problem gambling

  • 28 photocopiable handouts for use with students to support the lessons

  • 3 background papers for professionals, including gambling by young people and links to the curriculum

  • appendices containing further information for young people and professionals

  • a photocopiable parents’/carers’ sheets on help for young problem gamblers

  • a CD Rom containing information about gambling and all the handouts.

Feedback Received:

"You bet! is an excellent resource and an essential tool for all secondary schools."

Paul Bellringer, Responsible Gambling Solutions

"Very good ... very positive feedback from teachers and students."

Mike Henley, Lavington School, Wiltshire

"Clear and concise, well thought and laid out. Students really enjoyed it."

Christ the King Catholic Maths and Computing College

"Fab and young people friendly. Easy to use."

Caerphilly County Borough Council