According to the Children’s Commissioner, 93% of UK children regularly play video games. With constant competition from other games, social media, and streaming sites, the challenge to stay engaging is a daily one for any gaming platform. This has led to the rise of gambling in gaming – especially in games aimed at children and young people.
Our online safety experts have taken a wider look at the type of gambling mechanics and designs that are used in games to help parents, carers, teachers, and safeguarding professionals be more aware of the risks this might pose. Keep reading for important definitions, advice, and top tips you can take to protect the children and young people in your care.